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Guest Housing at American University

Guest housing is available at The Berkshire in American University-leased apartment units, located on Massachusetts Ave. between Nebraska Ave. and Macomb St, NW. The Berkshire Apartments are only a block away from main campus and a mile from the Tenleytown-AU Metro Station on the Red Line. The University Shuttle provides transportation free of charge between main campus and the subway station, which offers guests a short ride to areas in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

We are located within a few miles of many of D.C.'s most historic sites. Art, history, culture, shopping, entertainment, championship sports- it's all here. The galleries, restaurants, stores, and parks of D.C. are at your fingertips. Explore the National Mall, shop the many stores of Georgetown, or visit one of the many Smithsonian Museums in and around the D.C. metropolitan area.

Amenities at The Berkshire Apartments

  • Fitness center
  • Bicycle storage
  • Free WiFi in apartment
  • Cable ready apartments
  • Courtyard
  • Laundry facility
  • Shuttle service and Metro bus service a short walk away
  • Controlled access

Accommodations & Services

We invite you to take advantage of the accommodations at our available guest housing units. Apartment furniture, utilities, cable access and Wi-Fi are included in the weekly rate. There is a two person, maximum occupancy limit for one bedroom apartments. All occupants must be 18 years or older. 

Email to check for apartment availability, and to access the Guest Housing application. The processing time for applications is two to five (2-5) business days. 

Parking & Transportation

AU is accessible from all three major airports located in the D.C. metropolitan area. Reagan National Airport near downtown Washington, D.C. is accessible to the AU campus by Metro and taxi.

  • Public transportation: The Berkshire is located about one mile from the Tenleytown-AU Metro Station. An AU shuttle stop is available on Nebraska Ave. Daily shuttle service to the Metro is available at no additional charge. Shuttles run approximately every 15 minutes from 7:00 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. and hours are extended on weekends. The AU shuttle is accessible for any individuals with mobility considerations.
  • Zipcar specials: Consider leaving your car at home and take advantage of the Zipcar program! Zipcar has partnered with American University to give guests access to vehicles on campus, D.C., and around the world 24/7. Reserve for as little as one hour or up to seven days with rates starting at $8/hour & $69/day. The best part is that gas, insurance, 180 miles, and legal curbside parking in D.C. are all included. To learn more about Zipcar, visit
  • Parking: Parking permits are not provided for Guest Housing apartments. If you plan to bring a vehicle, please visit the Parking & Commuter Services website for on campus parking information. 

Payment Information

We accept online credit card payments. Full payment is required at the time of application. Cancellation request received after your apartment has been confirmed must be submitted in writing to no later than fourteen (14) business days prior to the requested check-in date. 

What Should I Bring?

We recommend the following items as a beginning packing list:laptop, bed linens, blankets, pillows, towels and bathroom linens, clothing and shoes, toiletries, shower caddy, curtain, television, VCR/DVD player, kitchen utensils, pots and pans, plates, bowls, cups floor and desk lamp.

What Can I Not bring?

Your safety is important. Due to the hazards associated with their use, the following appliances cannot be present in residence hall rooms: personal air conditioners, hoverboards, grills (including George Foreman grills), halogen lamps, kerosene, gas lamps, open-coil appliances, steam vaporizers, and waterbeds.