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Lutheran College Washington Semester | Rosslyn, VA | Washington, D.C. | Northern Virginia


The student housing for LCWS is located at 1320 North Veitch Street in Arlington, VA. The housing complex is called Avalon Courthouse Place.

Traveling by Car:

Traveling from the North: Take I-95 South to the I-495 Beltway.  I-495 will split in two directions, be sure to stay to the right and take exit 27, I-495 West to Silver Spring/Bethesda.  Continue on I-495 West and take exit 43, George Washington Parkway.  Travel 9.1 miles on the GW Parkway and exit right to Highway 50 – Rosslyn.  Stay to the right and follow the exit to 50 West.  Merge onto Hwy. 50 West and stay in the right lane.  Take the North Courthouse Road exit.  Continue on North Courthouse Road, turn left onto 13th Street North.  Then, turn right on on North Veitch Street.  Avalon Courthouse Place will be on your left.

Traveling from the West using I-66: Take I-66 East towards Washington.  Take exit 72 towards Langston Boulevard.  Turn right onto Langston Boulevard and then turn right on North Bryan Street.  Turn left on Franklin Road and then turn left on 14th Street North.  Turn right on North Veitch Street and Avalon Courthouse Place will be on your right.

Taking Route 50: Take 50 East to the 10th Street North/North Courthouse Road exit.  You will then turn on North Courthouse Road.  Take the first left onto 13th Street North.  Then, turn right on on North Veitch Street.  Avalon Courthouse Place will be on your left.

Traveling from the South: Take I-95 North to I-395 North towards Washington.  Take exit 8A (Washington Blvd./Columbia Pike).  Follow Washington Blvd. to Rt. 50 E.  Follow 50 E. to the 10th Street North/North Courthouse exit.  You will then turn on North Courthouse Road.  Take the first left onto 13th Street North.  Then, turn right on on North Veitch Street.  Avalon Courthouse Place will be on your left.

Local Airports:

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport:  Conveniently, there is a Metro station located just outside of the arrivals gate at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.  Upon entering the station, take the Blue Line of the Metro towards Largo.  Travel five stops and transfer to either the Orange or Silver lines towards Vienna Fairfax / Wiehle at Rosslyn station. Travel one stop to Courthouse Station. Avalon is located 5 minutes from the Metro station.  As an alternative, a taxi to Avalon from the airport will cost around $20.00 to $25.00.

Washington Dulles International Airport: Dulles airport is located 26 miles west of downtown D.C.  The best way to get to Rosslyn from Dulles is to use the 5A Metrobus traveling to the Rosslyn Metro Station (5A Guide).  It departs every 40 minutes on weekdays between 4:50 a.m. and 11:35 p.m., and every hour (although not on the hour) on weekends from 5:30 a.m. to 11:25 p.m.  The bus ride generally takes 45 minutes to Rosslyn, and costs $7.50. Once in Rosslyn, take the Metro to Courthouse.

You can also take a shuttle bus to the Metro and use the Silver Line to come into D.C. Take the Washington Flyer Silver Line Express bus to Wiehle-Reston East Metro station (Silver Line Express Bus Guide).  You can catch the bus at the arrivals level, door 4.  The bus departs Dulles 15 to 20 minutes and will take you directly to the Wiehle-Reston East Metro, which is the last stop on the Silver Line.  The Flyer bus will cost $5.00, and tickets can be purchased just inside Door 4 using cash or credit card.  Once at Wiehle-Reston East Metro, take the Silver Line to Courthouse.  This should take about 35 minutes and cost between $3.85 and $6.00 using a SmartTrip card, depending on the time of travel.  Peak hours, which result in higher Metro fares, are rush hour in the morning and evenings, Monday through Friday.  Taxi rides from Dulles to Courthouse can cost close to $50.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI):  

BWI Airport is located about 40 miles northeast of
Rosslyn.  Take the shuttle to the BWI MARC/Amtrack

Station. This shuttle is free and arrives every 10 minutes,

7 days a week.  Upon arrival at the BWI MARC/Amtrack

Station, take either train to Washington Union Station. 

Once at Union Metro Station take the Red Line towards

Shady Grove and stop at Metro Center Station.  Transfer

to the Orange Line toward Vienna, or Silver Line toward

Wiehle-Reston East for 8 stops to the Courthouse Metro

Station.  Check out these links for more information on

Amtrak/MARC trains (Amtrak Information; MARC Information). 

A taxi from BWI to River Place will cost approximately $75.


We are located about two blocks from the Courthouse Metro station.  Visit the Washington Metro Transit Authority website for information on using Metro.  The Courthouse station is located on the Orange, and Silver Lines.


Lutheran College Washington Semester | WMTA | Washington, D.C. | Metro
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