Whole Foods Welcomes American University Washington College of Law to the Neighborhood

Sponsors Luncheon during Ribbon Cutting Celebration Weekend


From Feb. 12-13, American University Washington College of Law welcomed hundreds of alumni, students, city officials, and members of the law school and AU communities to be a part of its ribbon cutting celebration weekend for the new Tenley Campus, just one block from the Tenleytown/AU Metro.

As part of the celebration weekend, on Saturday, the law school hosted an opening breakfast with guest speaker Dr. Jim Yong Kim, president of The World Bank Group. After the breakfast, over a dozen discussion groups on relevant local, national, and international topics by leaders in their fields were held and offered free Continuing Legal Education to participants.

As a gracious welcome to the neighborhood, the local Whole Foods Market sponsored a lunch between the discussion group sessions. “The new campus is a beautiful addition to our community and we look forward to partnering with American University Washington College of Law students, faculty, and staff throughout their academic endeavors," said Todd Schrecengost, metro marketing team leader at Whole Foods Market.


Whole Foods’ commitment to community can be seen directly through its Whole Planet, Whole Kids, and Whole Cities Foundations as well as support of local food banks and shelters. Through these non-profits and donations, Whole Foods helps offer access to fresh, healthy food in neighborhoods in the U.S. and all over the globe.

Maintaining physical and mental health of our students is a top priority for AUWCL, and we are excited to be neighbors with Whole Foods that shares our vision of healthy living. The new campus and location provide many opportunities and amenities to the whole community.

The new Tenley Campus, which opened for classes on Jan. 11, 2016, occupies a unique space inTenleytown, improving the law school’s connections within the community and the region. Featuring more than 37,000 feet of teaching space, as well as a 5,400 square foot outdoor courtyard, the campus was planned with a student-centered approach and a philosophy of mutual respect and collaboration. Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the Tenley Campus integrates faculty with students and promotes open communication.