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American University

University Conference & Guest Services
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20016 USA

American University

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University Conference & Guest Services
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, District of Columbia 20016

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Event Types Welcomed

Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:400
Meeting
Rooms:60+
Maximum
Overnight:1000
  • The newly opened East Campus Commons features event space, classrooms, and housing, all surrounding the largest new conference space at Constitution Hall.The newly opened East Campus Commons features event space, classrooms, and housing, all surrounding the largest new conference space at Constitution Hall.
  • Any rental of Constitution Hall incorporates an advanced AV suite, including the use of projectors, screens, and microphones.Any rental of Constitution Hall incorporates an advanced AV suite, including the use of projectors, screens, and microphones.
  • Constitution Hall offers flexible room arrangements for large groups, breakouts, and social functions.Constitution Hall offers flexible room arrangements for large groups, breakouts, and social functions.
  • Our small conference rooms are perfect for retreats, board meetings, and more.Our small conference rooms are perfect for retreats, board meetings, and more.
  • Event space across campus accommodates anything from small meetings to special events and large conferences.Event space across campus accommodates anything from small meetings to special events and large conferences.
  • A peanut-free cafeteria includes options for kosher, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and Halal diets.A peanut-free cafeteria includes options for kosher, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and Halal diets.
  • Make your event sustainable by meeting at the nation's first carbon neutral campus.Make your event sustainable by meeting at the nation's first carbon neutral campus.
  • A variety of classroom space becomes available May through August.A variety of classroom space becomes available May through August.
  • Constitution Hall offers flexible room arrangements for large groups, breakouts, and social functions.Constitution Hall offers flexible room arrangements for large groups, breakouts, and social functions.
  • Nestled in Northwest DC, our national arboretum campus is the perfect urban retreat for your next conference or event.Nestled in Northwest DC, our national arboretum campus is the perfect urban retreat for your next conference or event.
  • The comforts of home available during your overnight stay include free WiFi and complimentary linens,The comforts of home available during your overnight stay include free WiFi and complimentary linens,
  • 5 projectors & screens, microphones, and podium are included in rental fees for Constitution Hall.5 projectors & screens, microphones, and podium are included in rental fees for Constitution Hall.
  • Constitution Hall - AU's large conference space - holds up to 300 people in theater-style or 160 in seated banquet.Constitution Hall - AU's large conference space - holds up to 300 people in theater-style or 160 in seated banquet.
  • Guests enjoy healthy, delicious dining across campus and with neighborhood vendors.Guests enjoy healthy, delicious dining across campus and with neighborhood vendors.

About

About American University

American University, a national campus arboretum, is conveniently located in an urban residential neighborhood in Washington, D.C., less than five miles from the White House. Conference guests can take the Metro or walk within a few miles to some of DC's most historic sites, along with experiencing art, history, culture, shopping, entertainment, and great food!  View the details below to learn more about the attributes that make American University the perfect Washington, D.C. event venue for your needs!
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Alexandria, VA (7 miles)
Baltimore, MD (40 miles)
Annapolis, MD (40 miles)


Taxi | Bus | Metro | Train | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Fee
Fee: $16 per weekday, $2 per hour. Free on weekends.

CATERING
Onsite caterer Onsite retail venues Alcohol is allowed in venue space but not in residence hall space


In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedNO


AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Iron
Washer/Dryer
Biking
Meditation
Running
Sports Facilities
Swimming Pool
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Eco-Friendly
Fitness Center
Microphones
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
Food and Beverage On-Site
Wi-Fi
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

400 Attendees


60+ Spaces

:
Theatre Style 380 | Classroom Style 160 | Seated Reception 160

TECHNOLOGY
Free WiFi Onsite AV technicians Most meeting spaces are "smart classrooms"

Yes
FreeYES

Yes


MicrophonesProjector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES
Cannabis Industry-FriendlyNO
Cannabis ConsumptionNO

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

1000 Overnight Guests


Apartment Style, Suite Style, and Traditional Style

Yes
Free YES


Private, Semi-Private, and Traditional Style

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Accommodations

Accommodations

1000
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
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Traditional style double occupancy bedroom with communal bathroom. 
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| Suite/Apartment Style | floorplan
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Suite style options feature either a private or semi-private bathroom. 
A/C This accommodation has A/C
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We offer 2-4 bedroom apartments for our summer intern program only. In the apartments each guest has a private bedroom with a full size bed. The apartments come with full kitchens, bathrooms, and a living area. 
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Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
Iron
Iron
Washer/Dryer
Washer/Dryer
Biking
Biking
Meditation
Meditation
Running
Running
Sports Facilities
Sports Facilities
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Eco-Friendly
Eco-Friendly
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Microphones
Microphones
Overnight Accommodations
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Food and Beverage On-Site
Food and Beverage On-Site
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi


Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
400
Overall
160
Classroom
Style
160
Seated
Catered Event


Meeting + Event Spaces
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Located in the new Constitution Hall, East Campus Commons offers meeting space to accommodate up to 300 people. Constitution Hall provides one main meeting room that has a capacity of 300 theater style, which can also be broken down into three separate meeting space rooms. The space directly outside of the main meeting room is great for catering to set up or for a reception! 
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Congressional Hall is located on our beautiful new East Campus. Congressional offers two meeting rooms that accommodate 18-20 people and come with a fixed board room table. A third meeting room is available has a capacity of 10-20 people and offers flexible furniture that can hold up to 20 people theater.
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Between May and August, we offer several lecture halls on campus that can accommodate between 65-388 people. Lecture Halls are located in the School of Public Affairs and the Kogod School of Business.  Additionally, there are a variety of classrooms available for breakout meeting space.
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We have a variety of meeting spaces available in our residence halls. Residence hall meeting spaces accommodate between 10-200 people and typically feature installed PA system, projector, and screen. Our residential meeting spaces offer a variety of setups, from classroom style to reception style.
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We offer a variety of classrooms that are available on campus, throughout all of our individual colleges. These are the perfect locations for breakout meeting spaces or the ideal location to host a session for your conference while on American University's campus.
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While American University offers a variety of lecture halls and classrooms, there are also several other ideal spaces for your group. The Kay Spiritual Chapel, which has a capacity of 250 people, is a beautiful larger meeting space. Bender Arena, our main athletic facility, is also available for rental for conference groups. If you are looking for outdoor meeting space, we also have our Amphitheater and the Friedheim Quad. Lastly, we offer many smaller conference rooms throughout the campus that can be utilized for smaller meetings and breakout space.  

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES
YES
NO


Catering
Onsite caterer Onsite retail venues Alcohol is allowed in venue space but not in residence hall space
Dining Options

AU has one dining hall on main campus, called Terrace Dining Room (TDR), in the Mary Graydon Center. TDR is a newly renovated, peanut free,  all-you-care-to-eat facility with one flat rate for each meal. 

TDR offers a wide variety of hot and cold entrées, including homestyle and international dishes. Dietary Restrictions? AU Dining will work with you directly to make sure you are familiar with the foods you are able to eat.  AU has consistently been named one of the most vegetarian-friendly campuses in the country.

We have numerous retail options on campus ranging from coffee shops to Subway. Each location is ready to meet your needs, accepting cash, credit card, check, or EagleBucks.

Starbucks (coffee shop)

Davenport Lounge (coffee shop)

P.O.D. (convenience store)

Subway (sandwiches and salads)

UPS Store (postal services)

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Cities
Alexandria, VA (7 miles) miles | Baltimore, MD (40 miles) miles | Annapolis, MD (40 miles)
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Metro
Train
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Dupont Circle is a trendy historic neighborhood located in the District of Columbia. This area offers a variety of restaurants, bars, cafes, nightlife, and more.

The National Mall is a national park located in downtown D.C. The Mall is home to many national monuments and memorials.

Home of the United States Congress, The United States Capital is located on the eastern end of the National Mall. The United States Capital is a tourist attraction here in the District and a must see on your visit to the District of Colombia.

Many Smithsonian Institution Museums are located right in the District of Columbia. While on your visit, stop by the African American History and Culture Museum, Air and Space Museum, American Art Museum, National History Museum, Postal Museum, and many more.

Embassy Row is a historic section on Massachusetts Ave. NW that houses dozens of embassies representing countries from around the world.

One of the world's best zoos and a top attraction in DC. 

Georgetown is a historic neighborhood located in northwest DC along the Potomac River. Georgetown offers many upscale shops, restaurants, and bars. 

Eastern Market is located in the heart of the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood. This is the perfect outing to get local farm-fresh produce, handmade arts, and crafts. The market is a great cultural destination for visitors from around the world.

Services

Services

Services

Complimentary gym access for all overnight guests.

Full set of linens for each bed.

Complimentary shuttle service to and from the Tenleytown-AU Metro for all guests.

24-hour front desk coverage in each campus neighborhood.

 Access to the campus wifi network is included in all room rentals or overnight room reservations.

Testimonials

Testimonials


American University hosted the first ever It's On Us Regional Advisor Summit. We had the pleasure of working with Mackenzie Sammis throughout the planning process of the Summit. From our very first encounter, Mackenzie was eager to go above and beyond to make our Summit everything that we dreamed of. We felt safe knowing that our small but mighty group was all able to be accommodated on the same floor of a dorm. The dorms were clean, spacious, bright, and comfortable. AU Conference & Guest Services staff on site was attentive and supportive throughout the weekend, allowing us to use a cart to transport equipment in between buildings, helping students who were locked out of the room, and allowing us to make use of an auditorium instead of a classroom for the screening of a documentary. All in all, we loved working with American University throughout this process and would certainly consider using them again for our future needs.                

We have been staying at American University for our school trip for the past ten years. Working with AU is always such a breeze! The staff is organized and diligent. Everyone is so kind and helpful to our children and they make us feel right at home! We have had numerous occasions where we have needed unexpected assistance and we can always count on the folks at AU to help us out such as coordinating an unexpected movie night or rearranging rooming assignments. Planning a middle school trip to Washington D.C. from out of state is a huge endeavor and it is such a relief to be able to count on the staff from AU conference and guest services to be on top of everything. Thanks so much for always providing a home away from home for our middle school students!                           

Our organization greatly appreciated the conference operations coordinator's willingness to provide several options and detailed information, giving her time to meet with us frequently and answer our many questions, help us through a variety of issues with other AU departments, and understand our budget constraints. The service she provided made the whole complicated process much easier. She always kept a positive attitude and was willing to find solutions, plus during the conference, her actual presence and hands-on attitude at all times ensured that everything went smoothly. 

We have worked with American University's Conference & Guest Services team for three years in a row for one of our non-profit's biggest annual events. Each year, we enjoy working with them and even the undergrad team members are impressively kind and helpful. Thank you, American University Conference & Guest Services!       

We have used the housing and dining facilities at American University for the Shenandoah University Youth Theology Institute for the last two years. Mackenzie Sammis has been our primary contact at AU. She is attentive, accessible, and thorough. It is a joy to work with her. She has been able to meet our shifting program needs in a way that exceeds our expectation each year. As the director of a traveling program, the support offered by American University to adapt our meal plan or housing needs have been invaluable to the success of our program. The food service offered at TDR provided for a variety of dietary needs and preferences; our students, staff, and faculty were full and happy after each meal. We have been pleased with both the housing and food service offered through AU, and would highly recommend other groups like ours to use American University as the home for their summer program while in Washington D.C.  




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