We are pleased to accommodate groups of 15-80 high-school-aged students and chaperones for a specialized 60-minute in-person campus visit experience. We regret that we do not have the resources to accommodate groups of elementary or middle school students.
AU is carefully monitoring the evolving public health situation, including the spread of the Omicron variant and aligning decisions with recommended public health guidelines. Thank you for your understanding as we prioritize the health and safety of the AU community and our visitors.
For the most up-to-date information from American University, please visit our COVID-19 Guide Resources page.
COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols
For your safety as well as the safety of the AU community, all guests/visitors must be fully vaccinated and will need to present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at this event, with a preference of using the digital vaccine card via the CLEAR app (iOS or Android) if you are 18 years of age or older. You can also present your paper CDC card or a digital copy of your CDC Card.
If guests are unvaccinated because of religious/medical reasons, they must present at the visit a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours before this event.
Masks are optional on campus, but highly recommended (high-quality KN95 or N95 masks preferred). Please note, if you intend to use the AU Shuttle on your visit, a mask is required to ride.
All visitors to American University's campus are required to abide by American University Health and Safety Directives and the District of Columbia public health and safety requirements. In registering for a campus visit, you and your guests are agreeing to these requirements and understand that the safety of everyone on campus depends on adherence to these rules; and acknowledge that guests/visitors to the University may be restricted from accessing University premises for noncompliance.
Summer 2022 Group Visits
June 1 - June 30
Monday-Fridays: 12:00 PM or 3:00 PM
Group Visits will not be offered in July and August.
Fall 2022 Group Visits
Septmeber 12 - December 9
Monday-Fridays: 12:00 PM or 3:00 PM
Group Visits will not be offered the following dates:
- October 10
- October 14
- November 10-11
- November 23-25
We are unable to arrange visits outside these times. In-person group visits
can include: information session only (45-minutes), tour only (60-minutes), information session & tour (90-minutes).
Additionally, high school groups are accommodated on a first-come first-served basis. Only one group can be accommodated per date/time. Group Visits will take place rain or shine. Your visit will only be cancelled if AU is closed due to inclement weather.
To request accommodations for persons with disabilities, please call 202-885-6000 at least two weeks in advance of your confirmed, scheduled visit.
Requesting a Group Visit
To request a group visit, please submit the Group Visit Request form. We ask that you give us at least two weeks notice in arranging your visit. We will not consider requests made less than two weeks in advance of the requested date.
All fields of the group visit request form must be completed. Incomplete forms will not be considered.
Participating in a Group Visit
What You Can Expect From Us:
- A 60-minute walking tour of campus that will introduce you to the AU community.
- Check-in will be contactless. All materials are pre-packaged and set out in advance for you.
- To ensure the health and safety of our community AU will require COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Exemptions to the vaccine requirement will be considered for medical conditions or religious reasons, consistent with federal and DC law.
- All unvaccinated university students, staff, and faculty will have completed COVID testing at twice per week.
What We Expect From You:
- We ask that all visitors register for a visit at least 24-hours in advance.
- All guests/visitors must be fully vaccinated and will need to present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, per our Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols.
- If guests are unvaccinated because of religious/medical reasons, they must present at this event a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours before the visit.
- If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, please reschedule your visit: fever of 100.4 or above, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle aches, new loss of taste or smell.
Visiting groups will be accompanied by adult chaperones/teachers/sponsors at all times. We require one chaperone for every 15 students. The ultimate responsibility for each group rests with these designated adults, not American University. Visiting students are expected to conduct themselves as respectful visitors to the campus and not demonstrate disruptive behavior during any aspect of their campus visit. Should such behavior occur, the American University admissions staff and/or tour guides have the right to terminate the campus visit.