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Table of Contents Campus Amenities ...........................................................................................................................................................3 Checking In to AU .................................................................................................................................................... 3 Services Available at the Residence Hall Front Desks ......................................................................................... 3 EagleBucks ................................................................................................................................................................. 3 Internet Access........................................................................................................................................................... 4 Mail Services and Packages ...................................................................................................................................... 5 Residence Hall Kitchens ........................................................................................................................................... 5 Exercise Facilities ...................................................................................................................................................... 5 Reporting Maintenance Problems ........................................................................................................................... 5 Linen Service .............................................................................................................................................................. 5 Laundry ....................................................................................................................................................................... 6 Places of Interest on Campus .................................................................................................................................. 6 On-Campus Vendors ................................................................................................................................................ 7 Vending Machines ..................................................................................................................................................... 7 Emergencies, Policies, and Procedures.........................................................................................................................9 On-Campus Emergencies ........................................................................................................................................ 9 Off-Campus Emergencies ...................................................................................................................................... 10 Residence Hall Access and Policies ...................................................................................................................... 10 Checking Out of AU ............................................................................................................................................... 11 General Services ............................................................................................................................................................ 12 Dry Cleaning ............................................................................................................................................................ 12 ATMs and Banking ................................................................................................................................................. 12 Convenience Stores/Pharmacy ............................................................................................................................. 12 Newspapers .............................................................................................................................................................. 12 Copy Center/Office Supplies/Mailing ................................................................................................................. 13 Shopping Malls......................................................................................................................................................... 13 Transportation ............................................................................................................................................................... 14 Getting to AU .......................................................................................................................................................... 14 Getting Around AU ................................................................................................................................................ 14 Dining Options ............................................................................................................................................................. 16 On-Campus Dining ................................................................................................................................................. 16 Local Dining ............................................................................................................................................................. 16 Sightseeing Information ............................................................................................................................................... 19 Off-Campus Destinations ...................................................................................................................................... 19 Other Cheap or Free Things to Do ...................................................................................................................... 23 Nightlife Options .......................................................................................................................................................... 24 Movie Theaters ........................................................................................................................................................ 24 Other Night Life ...................................................................................................................................................... 25 Day Trips........................................................................................................................................................................ 26 New York City and Other Cities ........................................................................................................................... 26 Religious Houses of Worship...................................................................................................................................... 27 Important Numbers ..................................................................................................................................................... 29 University Map .............................................................................................................................................................. 30 Metrorail System Map .................................................................................................................................................. 31 Page 2

Campus Amenities Checking In to AU To check in to your room, go to the open front desk on your side of campus. These desks will be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. • The Anderson Hall front desk serves south campus including Anderson, Centennial, Clark, Letts and Roper Halls. • The McDowell Hall front desk serves McDowell and Leonard Halls. • The Nebraska Hall front desk serves Nebraska Hall. • The Cassell Hall front desk serves Cassell Hall. At check-in you will receive a Summer Guest Card, room key, mail key (if you are staying for more than four weeks) and parking pass. You will also receive your unique username and password to access the Internet on campus.

Services Available at the Residence Hall Front Desks •

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The Campus Host at the front desk serves as a resource for information about American University’s campus and the Washington DC area. The front desk can provide information about campus, dining options on and off-campus, transportation, and area attractions. A copy of this ‘Guide to Services’ is available for you to peruse. If you lock your key or Summer Guest Card in your room, the front desk can provide you with a temporary spare, which you are required to return within 15 minutes The front desk can help order taxis and delivery food service. The Campus Host can assist you in addressing a facility issue and requesting an emergency response. If your luggage is delayed or lost, residence hall front desks can provide you with basic toiletries to get you through your first night.

EagleBucks EagleBucks is a prepaid stored value account associated with your Summer Guest Card. EagleBucks work like a debit card to provide you with money for laundry, vending machines, campus stores, and eateries both on- and off-campus. Your guest card is automatically activated for you to be able to use EagleBucks. You can add money at any of the value stations or at the Housing & Dining Programs Office, located in Anderson Hall, during the weekday business hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EagleBucks value stations are at the following campus locations: • • • • • •

Anderson Hall Lobby Anderson Computing Complex Bender Library (lower level) Mary Graydon Center (near the ATM on the 1st floor) McDowell Hall Lobby Pence Law Library (1st & 2nd floor copy rooms)

Find out all vendors that accept EagleBucks at www.eaglebucks.com. Just click on “EagleBucks Merchants.” Page 3

Internet Access Internet access is provided to each guest. American University has wired and wireless connections available in every room. Wireless connections are available across campus. To receive access you will need your username and password which is provided at check-in. If you have any questions about the eagle-secure wireless network or need assistance connecting to the network, please contact the IT Help Desk at (202) 885-2550 or helpdesk@american.edu. If you do not bring a computer with you this summer, you may use university computers in the library, Anderson Computing Complex, or another computer lab. AU has implemented the SafeConnect “computer health check” system to help the community keep their computers up-to-date to ensure that they are not causing harm to their computer or those of others. In order to connect to the Internet, you must use the SafeConnect service.

What is the eaglesecure Wireless Network?

The eagle-secure wireless network is available all over main campus, plus the Tenley campus and other satellite offices. Please note that the Washington College of Law (WCL) offers a separate wireless service on the WCL campus. For information on configuring your computer for WCL’s wireless service, visit http://www.wcl.american.edu/technology/wireless.cfm. Eaglesecure uses the latest 802.11n standard with 100-150 megabit per second throughput. This new wireless architecture also takes advantage of an industry best practice distributed platform to greatly reduce the risk of large scale system failure.

Protecting your Connection

Always check for the gold lock or “https” in the address field before transmitting your password or PIN over the network. When using the eagle-secure network, remember you must comply with the Computer Use and Copyright Policy and the other Information Technology Security Policies.

Connecting to AU’s eaglesecure Wireless Network

To connect your computer to the eaglesecure wireless network, follow these simple steps: •

Check your available wireless networks and select eagle-secure

You will be prompted from an authentication window to enter your username and password in the spaces provided. Then click JOIN

If prompted, click CONTINUE on the following VERIFY CERTIFICATE screen

You should now be connected to eagle-secure. To check your connection open NETWORK from SYSTEM PREFERENCES

Click on the WI FI icon and you should see that you are successfully connected to eagle-secure with an IP address beginning with 147.9

Access to the network is restricted to AU faculty, staff, students and registered visitors. For further assistance, see the open front desk on your side of campus or contact the IT Help Desk at (202) 8852550 or helpdesk@american.edu. Page 4

Mail Services and Packages Mail services are provided to any AU guest staying over 4 weeks. Mailboxes are located in your residence hall and upon your arrival at AU. You will receive a mailbox key if applicable. Your address for the summer will be the following: Your Name Hall Name – Room Number – SUMMER 2014 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20016 Residence hall front desks will only accept packages (USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, flower services, etc.) for residents who have already checked in. Packages are not accepted in anticipation of your arrival or after your departure. If a package arrives and a guest has not checked in or has already checked out, it will be returned to sender.

Residence Hall Kitchens Kitchens are available on each floor for cooking. Kitchens have a microwave, oven/stove, a sink and countertop. When using the kitchen, please: • •

Clean after every use. Do not leave your things out in the kitchen when you are finished. Cleaning staff may discard items that are left out. Do not leave anything unattended and please watch all food carefully. It only takes an instant for something to catch fire.

You should not bring a microwave with you to the residence halls. The only microwave option approved for guest room use is a combo microwave/fridge unit that may be rented from www.myfridgerental.com. It is prohibited to use any broiler oven, electric coffee maker, popcorn maker, microwave oven, hotplate, open burner, or electric water heating device in student rooms, on carpeted floors, in hallways, or other nondesignated areas. You may use these appliances in the kitchen area.

Exercise Facilities All summer guests have access to AU’s workout facilities, Jacob’s Fitness Center, in Bender Arena and the Cassell Fitness Center in Cassell Hall. Simply sign a waiver at your front desk and allow one business day for your guest card to be activated for access to the Fitness Centers. All guests ages 1417 must have signed parent/guardian consent. Take your guest card to the Fitness Center, and you are ready to go; you will not be permitted to work out if you do not have your card. Amenities in the Fitness Center include a variety of cardio and weight machines, free weights, and even a pool.

Reporting Maintenance Problems To report a maintenance or housekeeping problem, please notify the Campus Host at your front desk immediately. They will report the issue, and a member of the facilities staff will attend to it as soon as possible.

Linen Service Bed and bath linen (consisting of 1 blanket, 1 pillow, 2 sheets, 1 pillow case and 1 bath towel) will be provided for guests with contracted linen service. Your bed will be made and waiting for you on arrival. Page 5

Laundry For your convenience, laundry rooms are located on every floor in every residence hall. Each laundry room consists of at least 2 washers and 2 dryers. Each washing and dryer cycle costs $1.50. These machines only accept EagleBucks as payment. (Please see the EagleBucks section of this document to learn how to add money to your card) Check laundry facility availability online at http://american.esuds.net/.

Places of Interest on Campus Mary Graydon Center (MGC)

The Mary Graydon Center (MGC), American University’s student center, originally opened as University Hall in 1925 and served as the first women’s dormitory. It features a number of student services. Use the ATM, grab food in our Terrace Dining Room, relax on the couches, or talk with friends over lunch. MGC is the hub of campus life throughout the year.

University Library

Guests may access computers, printers, photocopiers, and other library resources at Bender Library. The University Library enables success through its services, instructional programs, and collections of more than one million books (in print or in online primary source collections), over 20,000 e-books, 45,000 online serial subscriptions, over 300 electronic databases containing thousands of online journals, and more than 50,000 music and media items.

AU Museum, Katzen Art Center

Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone: (202) 885-1300 The American University Museum is a three-story, 30,000-square-foot museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the holdings of the Katzen and Watkins collections. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.

Kay Spiritual Life Center

Phone: (202) 885-3320 The Kay Spiritual Life Center is home to over 35 faith communities, including Baha’i, Buddhist, various Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Unitarian Universalist, Sikh, and Hindu/Vedic. Committed to inquiry and diversity, the Center is also a safe space for all to engage in questioning, exploration, and reflection. The Kay Center’s mission is to ensure a place for interfaith understanding and to protect the vital role of faith and values in a student’s development. Page 6

MicroFridge and Fridge/Freezer Combo Rentals Long term guests may bring their own mini-refrigerators. You may also rent a unit from My Fridge Rentals, which is a contracted vendor with American University to provide rental service to campus guests. For pricing and to order, please visit www.myfridgerental.com.

On-Campus Vendors The UPS Store, The Tunnel

Phone: (202) 885-2030 The UPS Store can meet most of your mailing needs and provides photocopies, packaging/shipping supplies and services, and fax services.

Hair City: The Tigi Boutique, The Tunnel

Phone: (202) 885-6465 Why go off campus to get a haircut? The Tigi Boutique is just the place for you. Located in the Tunnel, the Tigi Boutique provides easy access to a salon without having to go into the city.

Capital One Bank, The Tunnel

Phone: (202) 537-2800 Capital One Bank has a location right on campus, which can assist you with all of your banking needs. Chevy Chase has ATM locations in Mary Graydon Center to the right of the central interior stairwell and in the tunnel across from Bender Arena. Capital One has more ATMs around the DC area than any other bank.

P.O.D. @ The Eagle’s Nest, The Tunnel

Phone: (202) 885-6318 The Eagles Nest is American University’s convenience store. Whether you want a sandwich from Subway, forgot to pack your toiletries, or don’t feel like going all the way to Tenleytown to buy something, you can find what you need at the Eagle’s Nest.

American University’s Campus Store, Butler Pavilion 3rd Floor

Phone: (202) 885-6300 The campus store offers American University apparel, books, greeting cards, and other supplies. Call or check with the front desk for hours of operation. Summer conference guests can each receive a coupon for 20% off of one article of AU merchandise.

Vending Machines Vending machines are available in most buildings on campus. Many of them accept EagleBucks. If you encounter any problem, Housing & Dining Programs staff cannot provide a refund. You must contact: Phone: (202) 885-VEND (8363) E-mail: vending@american.edu For expedited service please include the outlet number from the machine.

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Cable Television Cable is provided in all rooms on campus. You will need to provide your own television and cable cords. A list of the available television channels is included below: 2 ATV 3 NBC 4 MTVu 5 Food Network 6 FOX 7 Galavision 8 MPT 9 Local Origination (SOC) 10 WB 11 WHUT 12 UPN 13 WETA 14 Local Origination (Commencement) 15 Local Origination (ATV) 16 TV-1 17 ABC 18 CBS 19 A&E 20 MSNBC 21 BBC America 22 TV Land 23 CNBC 24 Bloomberg 25 Fox News 26 Headline News 28 CNN 29 ESPN Classic 30 ESPN 31 ESPN News 32 ESPN2 33 NBA 34 BET 35 Fuse 36 Deutche Welle 37 MTV 38 MTV2 39 CMT 40 VH1 41 Discovery 42 TLC 43 Animal Planet

44 Lifetime 45 ABC Family 46 TNT 49 Spike 50 Court TV 51 Language Lab 52 History 53 HBO1 54 HBO2 55 HBO3 56 AMC 57 Nickelodeon 58 Cartoon Network 59 Gameshow 60 Sci Fi 61 E! 62 Comedy Central 63 CSPAN 64 CSPAN2 65 Weather Channel 66 FX 67 HBO Family 68 OWN - Oprah Winfrey Network 69 Health Network 70 Univision 71 USA 72 TBS 73 NASA 75 Language Lab 76 Language Lab 77 Bravo 78 IFC 79 Discovery Science 80 ESPN-U 81 NFL Network 82 VH1 Classic 85 SOAP 89 Women's Entertainment 90 MHz1 91 Link TV 92 Current 93 National Geographic

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Emergencies, Policies, and Procedures On-Campus Emergencies Crime, Fire, and Medical Emergencies

For any on-campus emergency requiring police, fire, or medical response, call Public Safety’s emergency number at (202) 885-3636.

University Police and Security

University police are commissioned law enforcement officers of the District of Columbia. On duty 24 hours a day, they have full investigative and arrest authority on campus. Officers respond to all reported emergencies—crime, fire, medical, or other—and coordinate with D.C. fire and police departments. They regularly patrol campus grounds and buildings and maintain close contact with residence hall staff to ensure privacy and security. You may request a campus escort by contacting Public Safety. Public Safety Non-emergency (202) 885-2527 Public Safety Emergency (202) 885-3636

Emergency Evacuation Procedure

Evacuation procedures are posted on the back of your residence hall room door. If you hear the fire alarms going off you must evacuate IMMEDIATELY. Before a Fire: • Know the location of all fire alarm pull stations on your floor and how to activate them. • Know the location of fire extinguishers and how to use them. • Know the location of alternate means of exit. On Discovering a Fire: • Sound the internal fire alarm immediately to alert residents. • Notify Public Safety (202) 885-3636. • Shut all doors and windows in the immediate vicinity of the fire. • If the fire is small, use fire extinguishers. • Exit by the nearest stairway. Do not use elevators. Do not run. • Immediately report location of the fire to American University staff or Fire Department. On Hearing the Fire Alarm: • Keep low to the floor if there is smoke in the room. • Feel the door knob before opening any doors. If it is hot, do not open the door. If it is not, brace yourself against the door, open it slightly, but if heat or heavy smoke is present, close the door and stay in the room. • IF YOU CAN LEAVE THE ROOM: Put on shoes and coat. Take a towel and cover face. Close all doors as you exit. Go to the nearest stairway. Do not use an elevator. If the nearest exit is blocked by fire, heat or smoke, go to another exit. If you enter a stairway and find it blocked below you, either go to a higher floor or find a window and signal for help. Go back to your room if all exits are blocked. Close the door and take action outlined below. • Always try to remain calm. Always evacuate the building at every alarm. • IF YOU CANNOT LEAVE THE ROOM: Seal up the cracks around the door using sheets pieces of clothin or whatever is handy. To let out smoke and bring in fresh air, open windows a few inches. Hang an Page 9

object out the window to attract the Fire Department or call Public Safety at (202) 885-3636 and report that you are trapped. Do not panic. Help will be on the way.

Off-Campus Emergencies The Tenleytown/American University area is a safe area relative to other parts of Washington, DC. Nevertheless, you should always be alert, especially at night and when traveling alone. For off-campus emergencies (police, medical, fire) DIAL 9-1-1 on any public phone and give your name, location of emergency, and nature of problem. Do not hang up until the dispatcher has acknowledged all information.

Residence Hall Access and Policies Prohibited Items/Activities •

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Alcohol, illegal drugs (including medical marijuana), and illegal drug paraphernalia are not permitted in the residence halls at any time. This policy applies to all guests regardless of age. Any guest found in violation of this policy may be removed from campus without a refund. Smoking is prohibited in all residence halls and campus buildings. Please avoid smoking near building entrances. No pets (other than than fish) or other animals are allowed in residence halls. The possession or use of candles and incense is prohibited in guest rooms. Guests may not have open flames in their rooms due to fire and safety regulations. Hall sports are also not allowed due to the sensitivity of hallway sprinkler systems.

For a comprehensive explanation of expected behavior, guests should consult the Student Conduct Code, which is available online on the Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution Services Web site.

Access to Residence Halls

You must have your Summer Guest Card with you at all times. To enter your residence hall: • •

Swipe your card in the card reader to unlock the door. Once the green light flashes, the door is unlocked. Please show your guest card to the Campus Host behind the desk for identification purposes. We call this our “Swipe and Show” policy. Please be patient with requests to show your card upon entering a residence hall, since they are for your protection.

Room Lock-Outs and Lost Keys

If you find yourself locked out of your room, simply report your lock-out to the Campus Host at the front desk. Anderson Hall and McDowell Hall will be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You will be given a spare key and 15 minutes to go and retrieve the key left in the room. If you fail to return the spare, the room key will be considered lost, and you will be charged a new key fee. If a Summer Guest Card is lost, please report it immediately by contacting the residence hall front desk, the Housing and Dining Programs office, or Public Safety. This will “freeze” your account and help keep our buildings secure. When your new card is produced, we will transfer Page 10

any unused meals or EagleBucks. Parents/guardians and conference leaders are not permitted to check-out any keys other than their own. The fee for a lost room key is $100. For lost mail keys, it is $20. The fee for a lost Summer Guest Card is $25.

Visitation Policy

Only long-term guests (guests staying for more than two weeks) are allowed to have overnight visitors. Visitors must be escorted by their host when entering the residence hall and remain with their host at all times. Overnight visitors are allowed for three nights maximum, and only when given consent from the host’s roommate. Residents and summer conference guests will be held responsible for the behavior of their visitors. Repeated visits may be considered unauthorized occupancy of a room by the visitor. The university reserves the right to prohibit repeated, extended visits.

Parking

All overnight conference and intern guests will receive free parking. Ask your front desk about obtaining the appropriate permit. Day guests may purchase a parking permit for $5 per vehicle per day from parking services. Be sure to park in only the parking lots designated by your permit. Parking is not included in the summer housing fee for American University students.

Quiet/Courtesy Hours

American University residence halls observe 24-hour courtesy hours. oise should always be kept at a reasonable level to respect other guests. Official quiet hours mean that noise should be kept to an absolute minimum. If you are being disturbed by noise by other guests, please call the front desk and a Campus Host will address the situation. Official Quiet Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. Fri. - Sat. 1:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

University Property

Residents and conference guests will be held responsible for damage to residence hall buildings or furniture and will be billed for repair or replacement where they have caused damage in their own rooms or in common areas.

Safety & Security in the Residence Halls

Always keep your residence hall room locked and carry your keys with you at all times. If you see someone acting suspicious in the residence halls, please contact the front desk or call Public Safety directly at (202) 885-2527.

Checking Out of AU Check-out is by 12 p.m. (noon) of the day that you are departing. If you remain in the room after this time, you may be charged for an additional night. In order to check out of your room, all items should be removed from the residence hall with the door to your room closed and locked. Conference guests should leave linens in their room as found at check-in. You may complete traditional check-out at the open residence hall desk on your side of campus. Guests should return their key(s) and guest card to the residence hall front desk or designated check-out location. Lost keys will incur a fee of $100.00 for a room key, $25.00 for a mailbox key, and $25 for a Summer Guest Card. For security reasons, the university cannot accept keys or guest cards mailed back after your departure.

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General Services Dry Cleaning Check with your location for services offered and hours. All of these locations are located in Tenleytown. ClassiCleaners Tenleytown 4235 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20016 (202) 363-4652

American Valet Services 4519 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20016

Han Dry Cleaners 4425 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20016 (202) 362-9779

ATMs and Banking Capital One Bank

Phone: (202) 537-2800 Location: Main Campus Tunnel, ATMs in various locations around campus Capital One Bank has a branch right on campus. Chevy Chase has ATM locations in Mary Graydon Center to the right of the central interior stairwell and in the tunnel across from Bender Arena. There are also ATMs in Anderson and McDowell Halls. Near the Washington College of Law at the Spring Valley Shopping Center, there are branches for Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and PNC.

Convenience Stores/Pharmacy CVS Pharmacy

Phone: (202) 537-1587 Location: 4555 Wisconsin Avenue NW (Tenleytown) Hours: open 24 hours

7-Eleven

Phone: (202) 364-8502 Location: 4319 Wisconsin Avenue NW (Tenleytown) Hours: open 24 hours

Newspapers The Washington Post is the most widely circulated D.C. daily. Page 12

Free dailies include Express and The Washington Examiner. You may see vendors distributing these at Metro station entrances.

Copy Center/Office Supplies/Mailing American University’s Campus Store

Phone: (202) 885-6300 Location: Main Campus, Butler Pavilion 3rd Floor The campus store offers American University apparel, books, greeting cards, and other supplies. Call or check with the front desk for hours.

The UPS Store

Phone: (202) 885-2030 Location: Main Campus, the tunnel The UPS Store can meet most of your mailing needs and provides photocopies, packaging/shipping supplies and services, and fax services.

United States Postal Service

Phone: (800) 275-8777 Location: 4005 Wisconsin Avenue NW (Tenleytown) The closest postal office is on Wisconsin Avenue in Tenleytown.

Shopping Malls Mazza Gallerie Shopping and Chevy Chase Pavilion cater to all kinds of shoppers. Stores include Saks Fifth Avenue, Brooks Brothers, Louis Vuitton, Bloomingdales, Banana Republic, Gap, and TJ Maxx. The closest Metrorail station is Friendship Heights (Red Line). From main campus, the N4 bus in front of Katzen runs to Friendship Heights. Georgetown is one of the most popular shopping destinations in DC. The heart of the neighborhood is the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, NW. If you walk up Wisconsin Avenue, you will visit a mix independently-owned boutiques. On M Street, you’ll find retailers and restaurants. The Georgetown area does not have Metrorail service. Take the shuttle to Tenleytown and cross Wisconsin Ave. Take any 30s bus south from Tenleytown. The Downtown area has Chinatown’s Gallery Place which includes popular stores like Urban Outfitters, Aveda and City Sports. Browse F Street for H&M, Zara or Guess, and 7th Street for galleries. The closest Metrorail stops are Metro Center and Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red Line). Dupont Circle is a cosmopolitan neighborhood and home to Kramerbooks, a unique bookstore and café. If you stroll down Connecticut Ave towards Farragut North, you will pass some high end retailers. The closest Metrorail stop is Dupont Circle (Red Line). You can also take the N4 bus near Ward Circle Building to Dupont Circle. The Pentagon City shopping area is in Virginia but is popular for many District residents, because it is a large indoor shopping mall with a food court and lots of shops. The closest Metrorail station is Pentagon City (Blue/Yellow Lines). Page 13

Transportation Getting to AU Airport Information

Some airports are more accessible to public transportation than others. For easy access to Metrorail, we suggest Reagan National Airport. Airports located within the DC area are listed below: • • •

Reagan National Airport (DCA) Dulles International Airport (IAD) Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Ground Transportation To/From the Airport

You can reach American University by airport shuttle, taxi, or public transportation from all three major airports in the Washington, DC and Baltimore metropolitan areas. The following companies are a good place to look for transportation to and from the airport. Washington Flyer Ground Transportation (www.washfly.com) Offers a variety of transportation options for service to and from for service to and from Washington Dulles International Airport. Super Shuttle (www.supershuttle.com) Shuttle bus service from Dulles and BWI airports to any location in the metro area. Maryland Area Regional Commuter (www.mtamaryland.com) Rail service that operates from BWI to DC’s Union Station metro.

Trains

You can travel to Washington, DC by train to Union Station and then take the Red Line Metrorail to the Tenleytown/AU Station. To access Union Station from the Metro, simply get on a Red Line train at Tenleytown/AU and exit at Union Station. Both Amtrak and MARC trains depart from Union Station.

Getting Around AU There are many forms of transportation available to those who do not bring a car:

Taxis Page 14

From time to time the best option for city transportation is a taxi. We recommend taxis if you are in an unfamiliar area, especially at night, for safety reasons. You should save a couple of taxi service numbers in your phone so you can call them when needed. It is important to know where you are to order a taxi. A few options in DC are: Diamond Cab Taxi Transportation Service Yellow Cab

(202) 387-6200 (202) 398-0500 (202) 544-1212

Metrorail and Metrobus

Metrorail is one of the nation’s best subway systems. The Tenleytown/AU Metro stop is just one block from AU’s Tenleytown Campus and three-quarters of a mile from AU’s main campus (shuttle service provided). Metro provides service throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia Areas. To plan a trip visit www.wmata.com, www.hopstop.com, or www.maps.google.com (use the public transit feature when getting directions). Metrorail runs: Monday – Thursday Friday & Saturday 5:30 a.m. – midnight 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m. Metrobus hours vary depending on the route.

Sunday 8:00 a.m. – midnight

Shuttle Service

AU offers a free shuttle service to all of its summer guests. The shuttle service is available from Main Campus to the Metro stop at Tenleytown as well as to the Washington College of Law. Shuttles service the Tenleytown Metro station, Tenley campus, main campus, the Washington College of Law (AU’s law school) campus, and other convenient stops. The Red Route (WCL – Metro) runs from Tenleytown Metro Station (40th St. across from Tenleytown Metro station) to the Washington College of Law, with convenient stops along the way. The Blue Route (Main Campus – Metro) runs from Tenleytown Metro Station to Main Campus, with convenient stops along the way. The White Route (Main Campus – Metro – WCL Superloop) stops at all locations. Red and Blue Routes run: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. White Route runs: Monday – Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

6 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. 6 p.m. – 3:30 a.m. 8 a.m. – 3:30 a.m. 8 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

The Red and Blue Routes run until 6 p.m. weekdays. The White Route (Superloop) runs after 6 p.m. and on the weekend. The shuttle runs for a half-hour after Metrorail closes. Get more shuttle information, including GPS location of shuttles, online at http://www.american.edu/finance/facilities/shuttle.cfm.

Car Rentals

There are several car rental agencies within the area. Below are a few of the most commonly used companies: Alamo (880) 462-5266 Avis (800) 331-1212 Page 15

Budget Dollar Hertz

(800) 527-0700 (800) 800-1000 (800) 654-3131

National Thrifty

(800) 227-7368 (800) 847-4389

The Visitor’s Biking Guide to Washington DC

Those interested in biking may find the Visitor’s Biking Guide helpful. http://bikewashington.org/visitor.htm

Dining Options On-Campus Dining Subway (located in the Eagle’s Nest) Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Terrace Dining Room (TDR) Location: Terrace, Mary Graydon Center Sunday through Saturday Breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Mega Bytes Café Location: Main Campus Tunnel Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tavern Location: 1st Floor, Mary Graydon Center (open when TDR is closed) Monday through Friday Breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Asian Flavors Location: Main Campus Tunnel Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

P.O.D. @ The Eagle’s Nest Location: Main Campus Tunnel (À la carte options) Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Local Neighborhood Dining Foxhall

Chef Geoff’s Chef Geoff’s is a restaurant/bar that offers great American fare including burgers, seafood, pizza, and dessert. Location: 3201 New Mexico Ave. NW Phone: (202) 237-7800 Price: $20+, $10-20 during happy hour

This local restaurant serves more than just great pizza. If you are looking for a sandwich, some pasta, one of their signature lavash roles, or just a delicious slice of pizza Angelico’s is the perfect place for you. Location: 4529 Wisconsin Ave. NW Phone: (202) 243-3030 Price: $10-15

Tenleytown

Angelico Pizzeria

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Chipotle offers modern Mexican food to eat onthe-go or in their dining room. They have fresh ingredients to make burritos, salads, and tacos. Location: 4301 Wisconsin Ave. NW Phone: (202) 237-0602 Price: $7-10

Robek’s is a great place to grab a quick meal or a healthy snack. Robek’s offers sandwiches, wraps, smoothies, and yogurt options to fit any taste. Location: 4523 Wisconsin Ave. NW Phone: (202) 244-1784 Price: <$10

Domino’s Pizza Domino’s is a great place to get a cheap meal fast. It offers quick delivery to campus until 4 a.m. Location: 4539 Wisconsin Ave. NW Phone: 202-362-7500 Price: $10-20

Satay Club Asian Restaurant & Sushi Bar Satay Club offers pan-Asian cuisine including Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian, Vietnamese, and Thai food. Location: 4654 Wisconsin Ave. NW Phone: (202) 363-8888 Price: $10-20

Guapo’s Fine Mexican Cuisine This Tex/Mex restaurant offers a variety of delicious foods such as carne asada, scrumptious ceviche, and of course their signature margaritas. Guapo’s has a fun atmosphere for lunch or dinner. Location: 4515 Wisconsin Ave. NW Phone: (202) 686-3588 Price: $10-20 Mayflower Chinese Mayflower is a great way to grab some quick Chinese food. With a large menu, cheap prices, and speedy delivery, Mayflower is an American University student favorite. Location: 4427 Wisconsin Ave. NW Phone: (202) 244-8858 Price: $10-20 Papa John’s Papa John’s serves up pizza with almost every imaginable topping (e.g., Hawaiian barbeque chicken to spinach alfredo). They offer carry-out or delivery until 1 a.m. Location: 4656 Wisconsin Ave. NW Phone: (202) 244-7272 Price: $10-20 Robek’s Smoothies and Frozen Yogurt

Z-Burger Located at in Tenleytown, Z-Burger is a fast food restaurant that serves burgers, hotdogs, fries, and delicious milkshakes and malts. This is a favorite of AU students and local residents alike! Location: 4321 Wisconsin Ave. NW Phone: (202) 966-1999 Price: $10

Friendship Heights

Chadwicks This quaint restaurant offers a hometown tavern feel. Staple ‘comfort’ dishes like chili and hamburgers are always satisfying. A great place to go for a relaxed, casual, low-key meal. Be sure to save room for desserts like mud and key lime pie. Location: 5247 Wisconsin Ave. NW Phone: (202) 362-8040 Price: $10-20 Clyde’s Clyde’s is a restaurant and sports bar that serves up traditional American food. They have several locations throughout Washington, DC. Location: 5441 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase Phone: (301) 951-9600 Price: $10-20 Maggiano’s Little Italy Page 17

Great Italian food, family atmosphere and large, tasty portions spring to mind when thinking about Maggiano’s. Maggiano’s is an ideal spot for parties of 8 or more. Location: 5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW Phone: (202) 966-5500 Price: $15-25 The Cheesecake Factory Specializing in cheesecakes for dessert, the Cheesecake Factory is a must for those who desire something sweet at the end of dinner. Save room, because their ample portions are filling. Location: 5345 Wisconsin Ave. NW Phone: (202) 364-0500 Price: $15-25

Spring Valley/Washington College of Law

Chicken Out Rotisserie Chicken Out is a delicious place to find some healthy, home style food. It has a great selection of chicken dinners, home style sides, and delicious desserts. Location: 4866 Massachusetts Ave. NW Phone: (202) 364-8646 Price: $10-20 Le Pain Quotidien La Pain Quotidien (meaning “the daily bread”) is a bakery that prides itself on high quality ingredients. They have fresh bread, pastries, and a great brunch. Location: 4874 Massachusetts Ave. NW Phone: (202) 459-9141 Price: $10-20 Wagshal’s Deli Wagshal’s Deli and the nearby Waghal’s Market have been serving quality food in the area since 1925. Home to the best brisket sandwich in Washington D.C., the deli is a great place to swing by for a tasty sandwich or a quick snack. Location: 4855 Massachusetts Ave. NW Phone: (202) 363-5698 Price: $8-10

Cathedral Heights

2 Amys 2 Amys is a Neopolitan pizzeria that consistently receives outstanding reviews. The restaurant is a member of the Verace Pizza Napoletana Association, meaning it produces authentic Neopolitan pizza. Location: 3715 Macomb St. NW Phone: (202) 885-5700 Price: $10-20 Cactus Cantina Cactus Cantina is a student favorite. If you’re looking for authentic and tasty Tex-Mex, this is your place. With a varied and colorful menu, the food is great and the atmosphere is even better. Location: 3300 Wisconsin Ave. NW Phone: (202) 686-7222 Price: $8-15 District 2 Bar & Grille District 2 is a great place to grab a burger and fries and watch the biggest sporting event of the day. With plenty of seating and a 10-minute walk from campus, District 2 is a great option for a casual, sit-down dining experience. Location: 3238 Wisconsin Ave. NW Phone: (202) 326-0326 Price: $10-15

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Sightseeing Information Off-Campus Destinations The National Mall

Dupont Circle

Capitol Building, Supreme Court, and Library of Congress

Adams Morgan

White House

The Folger Shakespeare Library

The National Mall is the place that refers to the historical area that encompasses many of DC’s monuments and museums. In July and August, the Screen on the Green Film Festival presented by HBO allows patrons to watch old movies out under the stars. Pack a picnic, grab some friends, and enjoy some great times! Screenings begin after sundown, admission is free. Closest Metrorail stop: Smithsonian (Blue/Orange Line) or Archives (Green/Yellow Line)

See legislation debated and voted on in the Capitol, see the highest court of the United States, and review history in the Library of Congress. The Capitol building sits on the DC’s highest point and no other building in DC can be taller than Lady Freedom which tops the exterior dome. Guided tours are available at the through the visitors’ center. Enter at the East Front plaza of the U.S. Capitol at First Street and East Capitol Street. The Supreme Court and Library of Congress are across the street. Closest Metrorail stop: Union Station (Red Line) or Capitol South (Blue/Orange Line)

The White House is the official residence and primary workplace of the president of the United States. It is surrounded by the public parks, Lafayette Square and The Ellipse. Nearby at 675 15th Street Northwest is Old Ebbitt Grill, a Washinton classic where presidents and lawmakers have dined. Closest Metrorail stop: Metro Center (Red Line)

Dupont Circle, a lively urban park at the center of this community, attracts picnicking visitors, office workers, bicycle messengers, chess players and assorted passersby. Dupont Circle is a center for vibrant life, coffee shops, people watching, and going out for a night on the town. Closest Metrorail Stop: Dupont Circle (Red Line). You can also take the N4 bus near Ward Circle Building to Dupont Circle.

Adams Morgan is a culturally diverse neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C. If you are looking for delicious food, vibrant people, and a great night out, Adams Morgan is the place for you! Closest Metrorail Stop: Adams Morgan/Woodley Park Zoo (Red Line)

A magnet for scholars from around the globe, the Folger Library is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works and other rare Renaissance works. It has a number of public programs including plays, concerts, and exhibitions. Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: 201 East Capitol Street, SE Closest Metrorail Stop: Capitol South (Blue/Orange Line)

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Monuments and Memorials

Washington, DC offers a variety of sights to walk around and see on the National Mall. The Lincoln Memorial was the site of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. From the steps of the memorial, you can see the reflecting pool, Washington Monument, and Capitol building. The Korean and Vietnam War Veterans Memorials are both nearby, and the newly dedicated Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is across the street. The Thomas Jefferson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorials are by the tidal basin. The World War II Memorial is just west of the Washington Monument. Walking tours are available. Closest Metrorail Stop: Foggy Bottom-GWU (Blue/Orange) or Smithsonian (Blue/Orange Line)

U Street Corridor & African American Civil War Memorial

The U Street Corridor is a center of Washington’s music scene, with many clubs, lounges, and other venues in the neighborhood. Ben’s Chili Bowl, a historic restaurant, has served many famous figures including presidents of the United States. Visit the African American Civil War Memorial on U Street near the 10th St. and U St. Metrorail entrance. Unveiled on July 18, 1998, the sculpture features uniformed black soldiers and a sailor poised to leave home. Women, children and elders on the cusp of the concave inner surface seek strength together. Closest Metrorail Stop: U Street-African American Civil War Memorial/Cordoza (Green Line)

The Smithsonian Institute Museums

http://www.si.edu/ The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum complex and research organization. Composed of 16 museums and the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and 2 museums in New York City, the Smithsonian's exhibitions offer visitors a glimpse into its vast collection numbering over 142 million objects, and ADMISSION IS FREE. Every museum is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

The Air and Space Museum

http://airandspace.si.edu/ The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum (NASM) maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. Located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the Museum has hundreds of artifacts on display including the original Wright 1903 Flyer, the “Spirit of St. Louis,” the Apollo 11 command module, and a Lunar rock sample that visitors can touch. Free and open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Independence Ave. at 6th St SW Closest Metrorail Stop: L’Enfant Plaza (Blue/Green/Orange/Yellow Line). Take the Maryland Ave exit.

Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)

http://www.si.edu/Museums/smithsonian-institutionbuilding The Castle is home to the Smithsonian Information Center and the permanent exhibition Smithsonian Institution: America’s Treasure Chest, as well as the Institution’s administrative headquarters. There is a video orientation, a scale model of the federal city, and brochures in several languages, Castle Café, and free public Wi-Fi. Free and open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: 1000 Jefferson Drive SW Closest Metrorail Stop: L’Enfant Plaza (Blue/Green/Orange/Yellow Line). Take the Smithsonian Museums exit. Page 20

National Museum of the American Indian

http://nmai.si.edu/home/ The National Museum of the American Indian is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. Free and open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: 4th St. and Independence Ave SW Closest Metrorail Stop: L’Enfant Plaza (Blue/Green/Orange/Yellow Line). Take the Maryland Ave. exit.

National Museum of American History

http://americanhistory.si.edu/ The National Museum of American History is devoted to the scientific, cultural, social, technological, and political development of the United States. The most famous items on display are the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the national anthem; Washington’s uniform; Jefferson’s lap desk; and Dorothy’s ruby slippers. Free and open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: 1400 Constitution Ave NW Closest Metrorail Stop: Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange Line) and Smithsonian (Blue/Orange Line). Take the Mall exit.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

http://www.hirshhorn.si.edu/collection/home/#collection=home

Often a favorite of those who visit it, the Hirshhorn displays the art of our time in a cylindrical building and adjoining plaza and sunken sculpture garden. It has an in-depth collection of modern masters and works by emerging artists; cutting-edge films; sculptures by Rodin, Matisse, and Moore on the plaza and in the garden. Free and open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Independence Ave. at 7th St SW Closest Metrorail Stop: L’Enfant Plaza (Blue/Green/Orange/Yellow Line). Take the Smithsonian Museums exit.

National Museum of Natural History

http://www.mnh.si.edu/ National Museum of Natural History contains exhibitions on earliest human origins, development of world cultures, ancient and modern mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and sea creatures. Free and open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: 10th St. and Constitution Ave NW Closest Metrorail Stop: Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange Line) and Smithsonian (Blue/Orange Line). Take the Mall exit.

National Zoological Park

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ The National Zoological Park is a part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex. The Zoo is a one of Washington's and the Smithsonian's most popular tourist destinations. The newest exhibition is the Asia Trail, highlighting Asia’s animals and foliage. Free and open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: 3001 Connecticut Ave NW Closest Metrorail Stop: Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan (Red Line)

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National Gallery of Art and Sculpture Garden

http://www.nga.gov/feature/sculpturegarden/general/index.shtm The National Gallery of Art houses one of the finest collections in the world illustrating major achievements in painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and works on paper from the Middle Ages to the present. Free and open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Sculpture Garden’s Pavilion Café hosts Jazz in the Garden every Friday May 25 through September 7, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., rain or shine. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Sculpture Garden but may be purchased at the café. Admission is free. Location: On the National Mall between 3rd and 7th Streets at Constitution Avenue Northwest Closest Metrorail Stop: Archives (Yellow/Green Line)

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

http://www.ushmm.org/ The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is the United States’ official memorial to the Holocaust. The museum has assembled objects, photographs, documents, and historic film footage from European and American collections, medical and scientific environments. Admission to the Museum is free. From March through August a free pass is required to enter the Permanent Exhibition, a chronological history of the Holocaust. Exhibitions are open 10 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. Check their Web site for extended hours. Location: Just south of Independence Ave., SW, between 14th Street and Raoul Wallenberg Place Closest Metrorail Stop: Smithsonian (Blue/Orange Line)

The Spy Museum

http://www.spymuseum.org/

The International Spy Museum is dedicated to the tradecraft, history, and contemporary role of espionage. The Museum’s permanent exhibition presents the tradecraft of espionage. Its collections include more than 200 gadgets, weapons, bugs, cameras, vehicles, and technologies used for espionage throughout the world. Check their Web site at www.spymuseum.org/hours for hours. Adult tickets cost $19.95 plus tax. Phone: (202) EYE-SPYU Location: 800 F Street NW, between 9th and 8th Streets Closest Metrorail Stop: Gallery Place/Chinatown (Green/Yellow Line)

Newseum

http://www.newseum.org/

The Newseum’s unique exterior includes a 74-foot-high marble engraving of the First Amendment. The Newseum features seven levels of galleries that immerse you in the world’s greatest news stories. They include a 9/11 exhibit, sections of the Berlin Wall, Pulitzer prize photographs gallery, and a stunning view of the U.S. Capitol. Adult tickets are $21.95 plus tax. There is a 10% discount for online purchases. However, military and student tickets can only be purchased on site. Valid ID is required. The Newseum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Phone: (888) NEWSEUM or (888) 639-7386 Page 22

Location: 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW Closest Metrorail Stop: Archives (Green/Yellow Line)

Rock Creek Park

Newseum’s façade on Pennsylvania Avenue

http://www.nps.gov/rocr/index.htm Rock Creek Park is truly a gem in our nation’s capital. It offers visitors an opportunity to reflect and soothe their spirits through the beauty of nature. Fresh air, majestic trees, wild animals, and the ebb and flow of Rock Creek emanate the delicate aura of the forest. Rock Creek Park is open during daylight hours. The Rock Creek Nature Center and Planetarium is located at 5200 Glover Road NW, Washington, DC 20015, near the intersection of Military Road and Glover Road.

U.S. National Arboretum

http://www.usna.usda.gov/ The Arboretum grounds are open every day of the year except December 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. Phone: (202) 245-2726 Location: 3501 New York Avenue, NE Closest Metrorail Stop: Stadium Armory (Blue/Orange Line)

Comedy Clubs DC Improv

Recognized as one of the nation’s premier comedy clubs, DC Improv’s shows sell out quick so be sure to purchase tickets in advance. The venue features a restaurant and bar. www.dcimprov.com Phone: (202) 296-7008 Location: 1140 Connecticut Ave NW (between N Desales St & N M St) Closest Metrorail Stop: Farragut North (Red Line)

Other Cheap or Free Things to Do Free Performances Every Night at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy

The Kennedy Center is located on the banks of the Potomac River and hosts free events every day at Center’s Millennium Stage. Check their website for more information. Phone: (202) 467-4600 Location: 2700 F St NW, Intersection of New Hampshire Ave NW and Rock Creek Parkway Closest Metrorail Stop: The Kennedy Center runs a free shuttle from Foggy Bottom (Orange/Blue Line).

Live Music at the National Gallery of Art

Sunday night concerts at the National Gallery are open to the public, free of charge. Admission is on a firstcome, first-seated basis, beginning at one half hour before each concert. The entrance at 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW remains open on Sunday until 6:30 p.m. Families with small children may be asked to sit in designated areas. Please note that late entry or reentry of the West Building after 6:30 p.m. is not permitted. Phone: (202) 842-6941 Page 23

Location: On the National Mall between 3rd and 7th Streets at Constitution Avenue Northwest Closest Metrorail Stop: Archives (Yellow/Green Line)

Open Mic Night Poetry at Bus Boy’s and Poets

Tuesdays at 9 p.m., Bus Boy’s and Poets has an open mic night. Entry is $5. Bus Boy’s and Poets is a restaurant and book store with an activist and social justice bent. Phone: (202) 387-7638 Location: 2021 14th St, the intersection of 14th and V Streets NW Closest Metrorail Stop: U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (Green/Yellow Line)

Eastern Market on Sunday mornings

The Eastern Market Flea Market is arguably one of the most diverse markets in the nation. It features arts, collectibles, and other products from around the world. It is just seven blocks from the Capitol. Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Hine School yard, 7th and C Streets NW Closest Metrorail Stop: Eastern Market (Blue/Orange Line)

Georgetown Flea Market

Whether you need antiques, mid-century or shabby chic furniture, vintage clothing, jewelry, or art. They have it all. Sundays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Location: Hardy Middle School, 1819 35th St NW

Nightlife Options Movie Theaters AMC Loews Georgetown 14

Location: 3111 K St NW (Georgetown area) Phone: (888) 262-4386 Directions: Take a 30s bus south from Tenleytown. Take the shuttle and cross Wisconsin Ave.

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Location: 5300 Wisconsin Ave NW (Friendship Heights) Phone: (888) 262-4386 Closest Metrorail Stop: Friendship Heights (Red Line). From main campus, the N4 bus in front of Katzen or the N2 bus across from Ward Circle Building run to Friendship Heights.

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Location: 7272 Wisconsin Ave (Bethesda) Phone: (301) 718-4323 Closest Metrorail Stop: Bethesda (Red Line)

Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema Location: 7235 Woodmont Ave (Bethesda) Phone: (301) 652-7273

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Closest Metrorail Stop: Bethesda (Red Line)

Other Night Life Popular areas for night life include Dupont Circle, Adam’s Morgan, Georgetown, and the U Street Corridor.

9:30 Club

This venue frequently has shows and often has top artists. Check their site for ticketing and event information. www.930.com Location: 815 V St NW (U Street Corridor) Phone: (202) 265-0930 Closest Metrorail Stop: U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (Green/Yellow Line)

Café Citrón

This restaurant turns into a lively two-level Latin lounge at night. On Monday nights, flamenco dancers perform. www.cafecitrondc.com Location: 1343 Connecticut Ave NW (Dupont Circle) Phone: (202) 530-8844 Closest Metrorail Stop: Dupont Circle

Front Page

Front Page features eleven televisions and exposed brick and wooden beams. This restaurant/bar serves modern tavern and American cuisine. www.frontpagerestaurant.com Location: 1333 New Hampshire Ave NW Phone: (202) 296-6500 Closest Metrorail Stop: Dupont Circle

Public Bar

Public is a restaurant/lounge and sports bar with locations in Tenleytown and near Dupont Circle. They offer America food with their own flair. www.publicbardc.com Location: 4611 41st St NW (Tenleytown) 1214 B 18th St NW (Dupont) Phone: (202) 237-1783 Closest Metrorail Stop: Tenleytown-AU or Dupont Circle

Town Danceboutique

This is the largest gay dance club in DC. With state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, it is a combination of a plush lounge and a high energy dance club. Friday is 18+ and Saturday is 21+. www.towndc.com Location: 2009 8th St NW Washington, DC (U Street Corridor) Phone: (202) 234-8696 Closest Metrorail Stop: U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (Green/Yellow Line). Page 25

Day Trips New York City and Other Cities Many guests ask us about traveling to other cities for day trips. There are a number of travel options, including train and bus. Services that other guests have used in the past are listed below. We provide this for informational purposes only and do not make any recommendations.

MegaBus

MegaBus offers bus service from Union Station in Washington, DC to other major cities including New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston. www.megabus.com

Bolt Bus

Bolt Bus also provides affordable bus service to New York City and departs from Union Station in Washington, DC. www.boltbus.com

MARC Trains

MARC Train Service is a commuter rail system whose service areas include Harford County, Maryland; Baltimore City; Washington D.C.; Brunswick, Maryland; Frederick, Maryland and Martinsburg, West Virginia. MARC Train Service operates Monday through Friday only. http://mta.maryland.gov/marc-train

AMTRAK

Get your train and bus tickets or other Thruway services on Amtrak.com to travel over 500 destinations via 30 plus train routes in the USA and Canada. Amtrak services leave from Union Station. http://www.amtrak.com/home

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Religious Houses of Worship Baptist

Islamic

Temple Baptist Church 3850 Nebraska Ave NW Washington, DC 20016 (202) 363-8371

Jewish

Briggs Memorial Baptist Church 5144 Massachusetts Ave Bethesda, MD 20816 (301) 229-7725

Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church 3920 Alton Place NW Washington, DC 20016 (202) 537-0972

Episcopal

Islamic Center 2551 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20008 (202) 332-8343

Adas Israel Congregation (Conservative) 2850 Quebec Street NW Washington, DC 20008 (202) 362-4433 Fabrangen (Havurah) 7750 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20012 (202) 667-7829

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church * 3001 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20016 (202) 363-8286

Kesher Israel Congregation (Orthodox) 2801 N Street NW Washington, DC 20007 (202) 333-2337

St. Columba’s Episcopal Church * 4201 Albermarle Street NW Washington, DC 20016 (202) 363-4119

Washington Hebrew Congregation (Reform) 3935 Macomb Street NW Washington, DC 20016 (202) 362-7100

St. Thomas’ Parish * Dupont Circle 1772 Church Street Washington, DC 20036 (202) 332-0607

Lutheran

Washington National Cathedral Massachusetts & Wisconsin Aves Washington, DC 20016 (202) 537-6200

Greek Orthodox

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral 36th Street & Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20007 (202) 333-4730

Georgetown Lutheran (LCA) * 1556 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20007 (202) 337-9070 Pilgrim Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) 5500 Massachusetts Ave Bethesda, MD 20817 (301) 229-2800 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (LCA) * 4900 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008 (202) 966-5489

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Nondenominational Christian

Quaker

Presbyterian

United Methodist

National Presbyterian Church 4101 Nebraska Ave NW Washington, DC 20016 (202) 537-0800

Dumbarton United Methodist Church* 3133 Dumbarton St NW Washington, DC 20007 (202) 333-7212

Roman Catholic

Eldbrooke United Methodist Church 4100 River Rd NW Washington, DC 20016 (202) 362-1444

Church of Christ of Washington, DC 3855 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20016 (202) 363-4090

Church of the Annunciation 3125 39th St NW Washington, DC 20016 (202) 362-3323 Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church 4835 MacArthur Blvd NW Washington, DC 20007 (202) 337-4835 St. Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Church 4001 Yuma Street NW Washington, DC 20016 (202) 966-6288 St. Thomas More Chapel On Campus at the Kay Spiritual Life Center (202) 885-3327

Religious Society of Friends 2111 Florida Ave NW Washington, DC 20008 (202) 483-3310

Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church* 3401 Nebraska Ave NW Washington, Dc 20016 (202) 363-4900 St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Methodist Church* 3655 Calvert Street NW Washington, DC 20007 (202) 333-4949

United Church of Christ

Westmoreland Congregational (UCC) 1 Westmoreland Circle Bethesda, MD 20816 (301) 229-7766 *Confirmed LGBT-friendly faith communities.

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Important Numbers Transportation Airport Shuttles SuperShuttle Washington Dulles Taxi Metro Customer Assistance Lost and Found Shedules/Fares Taxis Diamond Cab Taxi Transportation Service Yellow Cab On-Campus Vendors Campus Store (Butler 3rd Floor) Capital One Bank The Eagle’s Nest Tigi Hair Boutique UPS Store Campus Numbers Essential Numbers Information Hotline Public Safety Emergency Public Safety Non-emergency 2-Fix/Maintenance Issues Housing and Dining Main Office Residence Hall Desks Anderson/Centennial Front Desk Leonard Front Desk McDowell Front Desk Nebraska Front Desk Other Campus Numbers AU Museum Audio Visual Information Technology Help Desk Jacobs Fitness Center Kay Spiritual Life Center University Library Lost and Found (Public Safety) Mail Services Parking

(800) 258-3826 (703) 572-8294

Emergencies If you need any emergency service while on American University’s campus, you should call Public Safety’s emergency number: (202) 885-3636

(202) 637-1328 (202) 962-1195 (202) 637-7000

Local Hospitals Sibley Memorial Hosptial Georgtown University Hospital

(202) 387-6200 (202) 398-0500 (202) 544-1212 (202) 885-6300 (202) 537-2800 (202) 885-6318 (202) 885-6465 (202) 885-2030

(202) 885-1000 (202) 885-3636 (202) 885-2527 (202) 885-2349 (202) 885-3370 (202) 885-7700 (202) 885-7702 (202) 885-7706 (202) 885-7707 (202) 885-1300 (202) 885-2296 (202) 885-2550 (202) 885-6267 (202) 885-3320 (202) 885-3232 (202) 885-2527 (202) 885-2575 (202) 885-3111

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