American University of Beirut

Campus & Facilities



Located in Ras Beirut, AUB's main campus has a total of 64 buildings. The 60.9 acre (246,459 square meter) campus overlooking the Mediterranean Sea includes athletic fields, private beach, bird sanctuary, and a repository of native and non-native trees and shrubs. (check AUB Botanic Garden website​)

It also comprises seven dormitories, the AUB Medical Center, the Charles W. Hostler Student Center, five libraries, computer labs, Archaeological Museum, Natural History Museum, and one of Lebanon's few geological collections.

The University Libraries include the central Jafet Memorial Library and two branch libraries: the Engineering and Architecture Library and the Science and Agriculture Library with its annex the Advancing Research Enabling Communities Center (AREC) Library. The Saab Memorial Medical Library (SML) is one of the best medical libraries in the Middle East.

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences' AREC, a 247 acre research farm and educational facility, is located in the Beqa'a Valley. For more information about Beirut and Lebanon, please visit About Beirut and Lebanon web page.

On April 8, 2022, the American University of Beirut celebrated a milestone event in the realization of the Global AUB vision: the signing of the agreement with the Municipality of Pafos in Cyprus to establish American University of Beirut ​– Mediterraneo, AUB’s first campus outside Lebanon.​​

Beirut is a student-friendly city, where street crime is practically nil in comparison with major Western cities. Even with sporadic political tensions that take place, our AUB community have not been deterred or intimidated, in carrying out their normal everyday lives. On campus, AUB is prepared in the case of an emergency where an emergency response plan has been set up, with a supporting protocol for students. For more information about security on campus, please visit the Office of Protection. Also check out the website of Emergency Preparedness.

AUB is located in the capital of Lebanon, Beirut. The University campus is located in the area of Ras Beirut, two streets away from Hamra shopping district and not far from Beirut's touristic Downtown district. The stre​et facing the main entrance (Main Gate) to campus is called Bliss Street (named after the founder of AUB Daniel Bliss); whereas the street facing the sea entrances to campus is called Paris Avenue (also known as corniche).

The University can be reached from Rafic Hariri International Airport – Beirut by taking the main highway from the airport all the way through Camille Chamoun Highway, Salim Slam Highway and Salim Slam Tunnel. Before reaching Beirut's Downtown district (Ahmad Mokhtar Beyhum Street), you should take a left towards the bridge and then the tunnel (Fouad Chehab Highway) that leads to Kantari Region (Army Street) and then towards Hamra District (Michel Chiha and Banque du Liban streets). Once in Hamra Street, you can take Omar Ben Abdel Aziz Street (through Hamra Street's main intersection) towards Bliss Street and AUB's campus.

AUB's campus is well known in Beirut and its suburbs, any taxi driver can take you to the University.

Lebanon enjoys a Mediterranean climate, and for eight months of the year, light clothes may be worn. The winter rainy season from November to March, however, is at times damp and cold. Although most Beirut buildings are equipped with heaters, warm clothing is recommended for the winter months. The average annual rainfall of 86 cm (34 inches) comes chiefly in the winter when the temperature may drop to 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit). Except for this rainy season, the weather in Beirut is delightful.

Check the 3D map he​re and the 360 campus virtual tour h​ere.​

Parking Information
For students:
The corniche parking, located next to the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business building, is open to assist AUB students ONLY by providing parking services. The opening hours are from 7:00 am till 11:00 pm. Payment is done at the entrance. Students can also park their cars in private parkings on Bliss Street or in Hamra area. Parking is also available on all streets surrounding AUB campus.

For visitors:
Visitors can park their cars in private parkings on Bliss Street or in Hamra area.
P​arking is also available on all streets surrounding AUB campus.

For faculty and staff:
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Campus Tour
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