AU is a registered arboretum, meaning the campus is a botanical garden dedicated to specimen trees. The campus also has five green roofs, including one on the Media Production Center. There is also a farmers' market, green modes of transportation (bikes, electric buggies), and plenty of other sustainability amenities.
Favorite Things To Do
Political speakers are popular on campus, and various clubs host impressive guests almost weekly. Recent speakers have included President Barack Obama, Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Bolivian President Evo Morales, and congressman Ron Paul. When students aren't attending the numerous political events, they hang out on the quad for cookouts or Frisbee games, work out in the Bender Fitness Center, watch AU's Division I basketball team, and play intramural sports on the fields.
Students can see shows and recitals at the Katzen Arts Center and the Greenberg Theatre, or watch movies, TV shows, and concerts in the Tavern. Bender Arena hosts sports games, including Division I basketball, while the Kennedy Political Union brings a large number of prominent speakers to campus.