The Housing and Dining Programs offer 6 various Residence Halls for students (and even some faculty members) to live in. On the North Side of campus, there are Hughes Hall, McDowell Hall, and Leonard Hall. On the South Side of campus, there is Anderson Hall, Letts Hall, and Centennial Hall. Hughes Hall is known for its strong sense of community and involvement shared by its residents and houses two Honors floors. Hughes has five co-ed floors, one all-female floor, and a computer cluster. Leonard Hall is the international/intercultural hall, in which multiculturalism is a primary focus. McDowell has five co-ed floors, two all-female floors, and a computer cluster. McDowell Hall houses the North Campus Fitness Center and the North Complex Office. It also has five co-ed floors, two all-female floors, and a computer cluster. Anderson Hall houses more students than any other hall, is home to an Honors floor, several Greek Chapter Rooms and the Anderson Computing Complex. All floors in Anderson Hall are co-ed. Centennial Hall is the returning student hall noted for its semi-private bathrooms. All floors in Centennial Hall are co-ed. Letts Hall is the second largest residence hall, housing an Honors floor, the South Campus Fitness Center, and the Game and Recreation Center. Letts Hall has six co-ed floors and one all-female floor.There is also additional housing on the Tenley Campus and apartment-style housing in Nebraska Hall. However, they are both for Upper Classmen and students in the Washington Mentorship and Washington Semester Programs.
Dining: Food service at American University is provided by Bon Appetit, a company committed to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction through excellent food and service. Bon Appetit is a restaurant company offering full food service management by providing café and catering service to corporations, universities, and specialty venues. Bon Appetit provides a variety of dining and food options on campus. This includes the main dining facility, the Terrace Dining Room (known as TDR), the Marketplace (featuring Einstein's Bagels), the Tavern (featuring American Pie), the Eagles Nest (featuring Subway), and the University Club.
Meal Plan: Students can select a meal plan ranging from 75 Meal Swipes to 200 Meal Swipes per semester with $300 in EagleBuck$ also included. Students can also choose the Unlimited Meal Plan without any EagleBuck$. However, all Freshmen must have at least the 150 Meal Plan.