Abroad at AU | Housing

University-managed housing is limited and cannot be guaranteed for Abroad at AU students.  Students should contact the Abroad at AU office to determine their eligibility and chances of being housed by American University.

For students eligible for university-managed housing the university has eight smoke-free student residence halls on AU's main campus and nearby Tenley campus (less than 2 km away). To be considered for university-managed housing, students must submit their confirmation and deposit by the stated deadline. If deposits are received late, students will not be housed by the university.

Students in university-managed housing will live in double or triple rooms with a bed, desk, dresser, and closet space for each resident, plus in-room wiring for computers, internet access and cable TV. Clean, modern bathrooms and laundry facilities are shared on each floor.

A free shuttle bus runs every 10 minutes between the main campus, Tenley campus, and the Tenleytown-AU Metro stop. For more information on university-managed housing, see the Housing and Dining website.

The average age range of students living on campus is 18-21 and the entire AU campus is dry (no alcohol is allowed anywhere on campus). Students age 21 and older often prefer to live off-campus.

Off-campus housing is available in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. More details can be found at the Off-Campus Housing website. Homestay accommodations can also be found through specialized agencies in the Washington, DC, area.