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Get all the information you need to enjoy your trip to the National Harbor for commencement. We hope to see you there!

Hotel Accommodations

Join us at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center where you and your guests will receive a discounted rate of $185.00/night. Accommodations can be made through our online room block reservation site or guests may call 301-965-4000 (use APUS2016 room block code if calling in). The room block cutoff date is May 26, 2016 or when we reach capacity, whichever comes first, so book early!

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About the Gaylord

Take a virtual tour of the Gaylord, located directly on the Potomac River just minutes away from downtown Washington, D.C. Experience fine dining and casual restaurants, unique shopping experiences, an indoor pool, and a 20,000 square foot spa and fitness center, along with a rooftop lounge for evening entertainment.

Take a look inside the Gaylord

About the National Harbor

The National Harbor is a place to stay, work, and play, with more than 20 restaurants, 30 unique shops, including the new Tanger Outlet center, attractions for all ages, and easy access to downtown Washington, D.C. from two piers. View more information about the National Harbor and how to make the most out of your stay.

Directions & Parking

The Gaylord is located eight miles north of Washington, D.C. and is accessible from I-495 and I-295. It may not register on GPS, so
please consult the most current driving directions.

Parking is available in the hotel parking garage and guests of the Gaylord will receive a $5 discount off the daily self-parking rate. Additional parking is available in the harbor.


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