Travel & Directions

Participants have the option of booking with the University at Buffalo’s travel agency or booking independently.

Room Reservations

Rooms have been reserved, according to your requests, at:

The Kimpton Glover Park Hotel
2505 Wisconsin Ave.,
NW (202-337-9700).

The hotel provides some shuttle service to American University (each half hour).

Taxis are allowed if needed.

The meeting site is 1.4 miles from the hotel, through a gorgeous residential neighborhood of Washington.

Book with University at Buffalo Travel Team

For those who indicated preference of working with the University travel team, please contact

Sandy Payne
716-631-4022 ext. 212

Book Independently

For those who elect to book personal travel must retain receipts for travel (e.g. airfare, cab fare, Uber receipts, etc.) and will be eligible for reimbursement after the conference.

Campus Map

All campus buildings share the same address. The address for American University is:
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW,
Washington, DC.

For GPS purposes this is the best address for Constitution Hall:
3501 Nebraska Ave., NW
Washington, DC.

Campus map.


By Car

From northeast of Washington (New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore): Follow I-95 south to I-495 west toward Silver Spring. See from Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway).

From northwest of Washington (western PA, western MD): Follow I-270 south. Where I-270 divides, follow the right-hand branch toward northern Virginia. (Do not take the branch toward Washington.) Merge with I-495 (Capital Beltway). (See “From I-495” below.)

From south or west of Washington (northern VA, Norfolk, Richmond, Charlottesville): Follow I-95 north or I-66 east to I-495 (Capital Beltway). Take I-495 north toward Silver Spring. (See “From I-495” below.)

From I-495 (Capital Beltway): Take exit 39 and follow the signs for River Road (MD Route 190) east toward Washington. Continue east on River Road to the fifth traffic light. Turn right onto Goldsboro Road (MD Route 614). At the first traffic light, turn left onto Massachusetts Avenue NW (MD Route 396). Continue on Massachusetts Avenue NW through the first traffic circle (Westmoreland Circle). Continue one more mile to 4400 Massachusetts. The entrance to the Katzen Arts Center parking garage will be on your left and campus is on your right.

Please note, if you park on campus you will need to pay for parking before you leave the lot at the kiosk.  You must enter your license plate number and select the number of hours of parking you require.  The receipt does not need to be displayed on your dashboard.

Metrorail and Metrobus

The Tenleytown/AU Metro stop is just 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. To plan a trip, visit,, or (use the public transit feature when getting directions).


If you choose to walk from the Tenleytown-AU Metro Station, the main campus is approximately 1 mile away. Heading south on Wisconsin Avenue, turn right on Nebraska Avenue (at the Tenley Campus) and take that until you reach Ward Circle. Continue around Ward Circle to Nebraska Avenue and Constitution Hall is first building you come to with a flat façade.

Shuttle Service

AU offers a free shuttle service to all guests. The shuttle service is available from Main Campus to the Tenleytown metro station, as well as to the Spring Valley Building (SVB). Shuttles service the Tenleytown Metro station, the Washington College of Law (AU’s law school), main campus, and other convenient stops.

The Red Route (Metro – Main Campus – Spring Valley Building) runs from Tenleytown Metro Station (Ford Road, across from Tenleytown Metro station) to the Washington College of Law, with convenient stops along the way.

The Blue Route (Metro – WCL - Main Campus) runs from Tenleytown Metro Station to Main Campus, with convenient stops along the way.

Get more shuttle information, including GPS location of shuttles: