Tenley Campus

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Capital Hall, Tenley Campus, American University

Tenley Campus is a satellite campus of American University located on Tenley Circle, in Northwest Washington, DC. It is home to: the School of Professional & Extended Studies, including the Washington Semester Program; University Publications, and Media Relations Departments; and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Purchased in 1987 by AU, Tenley Campus was acquired to alleviate space problems at the university's main campus. Formerly the Immaculata School, it is about half a mile from main campus on Tenley Circle, at the intersection of Wisconsin and Nebraska Avenues. This campus is popular with interns because of its close proximity to the Tenleytown-AU Metro station on the WMATA Red Line.

Tenley Campus is scheduled to be demolished by American University during the summer of 2013. In its place will be built the new Washington College of Law.


  • Capital Hall—Houses 191 students; contains the fitness center, a recreation center, and a small auditorium. It also houses the offices of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and the Washington Internship for Native Students (WINS) program
  • Federal Hall—Houses 128 students; Contains the mailroom, computer lab, and dining hall (Tenley Café).
  • Congressional Hall—Houses 173 students; contains reception desk and Resident Director's office.
  • Constitution Building—Contains the Washington Semester Program, University Publications, Alumni Relations, and other administrative offices.
  • Dunblane House—small office and classroom building

A GPS-friendly address for the Tenley Campus is 4344 Nebraska Ave. NW, Washington DC 20016.

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