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Housing Guide for First Year Students

The Housing & Dining Programs office developed the First-Year Housing Guide to help you prepare for life in the residence halls and on campus. This guide features information about housing in our residence halls, Living Learning Communities, searching for a roommate and meal plan options. We hope you find it helpful as you start to prepare to live with us! General information regarding first-year student housing can also be found by visiting our website www.american.edu/ocl/housing/firstyear.cfm. » more
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Frequently Asked Questions
When will the First-Year Housing Guide be available online?

The first-year housing guide for the upcoming fall semester will be available online in February to newly admitted first-year students.

Can I pick my own roommate(s)?

First year students that participate in the room selection process will have the opportunity to self-select their roommate(s).  Students will be able to complete a housing profile, search, and connect with other first-year students using the AU Housing Portal.  Students participating in Living-Learning Communities will be able to search and connect with other students within their same community. If you don’t wish to self-select your roommate, Housing & Dining Programs will use your housing application preferences to connect you with your roommate(s).

When do I need to apply for Fall Housing?

The housing application will be available in late-April and the first step needs to be completed in May.  For specific dates, refer to the First-Year Housing Guide.

How will I be notified about the Room Selection process?

All communications from Housing & Dining Programs regarding the new student room selection process will be sent to your AU email address. It is important that as a student, you setup your AU email and get in the habit of checking it regularly to ensure you don’t miss an update!

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