Housing Guide for First Year Students
Read the First-Year Housing Guide linked below under "Service Links."
First year students who complete a housing and enrollment deposit will receive an email invitation to participate in the housing application process. There are three parts to this process:
1. Housing Application: Now – May 4
Please note, May 4 is the priority housing deadline. Students who miss the priority deadline will likely not have the opportunity to self-select their roommate and room assignment. Students completing their housing application after May 4, will have a roommate and room assigned to them based on the roommate profile answers and room type preferences indicated on their housing application.
2. Roommate Selection: May 18 – 29
Students will receive an email on Monday, May 18, indicating their room type assignment, double or triple, based on their enrollment deposit date. At that time, students will also begin matching with potential roommates. Students will have until May 29 to find and select roommate matches. Special notes about roommate matching:
• The May 18 email will include detailed instructions on how to view student profiles and select a “match.”
• Roommate matches will be limited to a student’s program, cohort and room type. For example: a students in University College will be limited to selecting only other students in their UC cohort and room type—double or triple.
• Roommate requests/matches must be mutually accepted unless administratively assigned by Housing & Dining Programs.
• Students that do not self-select roommates by May 29 will be assigned roommates.
3. Room Selection: June 8 – 12
Students will receive an email prior to June 9 with detailed instructions on how to select a room through the AU Housing Portal. Students will select from available rooms in Anderson, Clark, Hughes, Letts or Roper halls. Hall and floor selection will be limited to students’ program, cohort and room type.
Please note that Washington Mentorship Program students will be assigned a random room and roommate unless they indicated a roommate preference by May 29 and it was mutual.
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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).Ã??Ã?Â Students will be able to complete a housing profile, search, and connect with other first-year students using the AU Housing Portal.Ã??Ã?Â Students participating in Living-Learning Communities will be able to search and connect with other students within their same community. If you donÃ?Â¢??t wish to self-select your roommate, Housing & Dining Programs will use your housing application preferences to connect you with your roommate(s).
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 donÃ?Â¢??t miss an update!
When do I need to apply for Fall Housing?
The housing application will be available in early April and the first step needs to be completed by May 4, 2015.
Will I be assigned to a double or a temporary triple room?
The housing assignment process is based upon the order in which we receive enrollment deposits, students with an earlier date of deposit will be assigned to a double room before students with a later deposit date.Ã?Â Ã?Â Students can also select a triple room for the year by selecting this option on the housing application. There is a cost differential of approximately $1,231 per semester.
If I am assigned to a temporary triple room, when can I detriple into a double space?
Please note that being assigned to a temporary triple does not guarantee that a student will remain in a temporary triple room for the entire academic year. It is possible for a room to be de-tripled at any point throughout the year. Students in temporary triple rooms will be offered the chance to de-triple as space becomes available. The room can be de-tripled if one or more students in the room vacate the space for any reason. Room cost will be pro-rated at the time of de-tripling to reflect the amount of time spent in a temporary triple room and the amount of time spent in a double room in that particular semester. We make every effort to de-triple students as quickly as possible, and we do expect to offer every student in a temporary triple the opportunity to de-triple by the start of the spring term.
How do I request a disability-related housing accommodation?
Information and guidelines for requesting disability-related housing accommodations can be found on the ASAC website at http://www.american.edu/ocl/asac/Disability-Related-Housing-Accommodations-Requests.cfm. The deadline to request a disability-related housing accommodation is May 1, 2015. Failure to meet the deadline may result in a lack of room availability to meet your needs.