American University of Beirut


​​​​​​​​​The Visitors Bureau is located just inside the Main Gate on Bliss Street. Its trained staff and student volunteers organize campus tours and are available to answer questions and provide information about AUB's history, buildings, news, and updates. They can also provide directions to offices on campus.

There are several ways to tour the campus. You can email and set up a campus tour. You can explore the campus on your own. You can also take a vir​tual​ tour.

Questions? Email us at​ or call +961-1-350000 Ext. 2677/78/79. We look forward to welcoming you to AUB.


    ​The tour covers the academic campus, including:

    • Legacy buildings such as College Hall (the oldest building on campus), Assembly Hall, Bliss Hall, etc.
    • AUB Archaeological Museum
    • Zaha Hadid-designed Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
    • ​Penrose Hall (renovated in 2019)
    • ​​Award-winning Charles Hostler Student Center
    The campus walking tour departs from the Visitors Bureau just inside the Main Gate on Bliss Street.
    ​30-90 minutes - it's up to you
    ​​Monday to Friday
    from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Tours may not be available when the university is not in session and on holidays.

    Email to make reservations.
    Please ​Note
    Our wonderful campus is on a fairly steep slope. It is well worth a visit though (the views are stunning and there is lots to see including the legacy buildings and the AUB Archaeological Museum) even if you choose to stay on upper campus. If you require special assistance, please email us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate you. ​​​


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