Housing & Dining Programs


  • Housing / Dining Programs
    Fax: 202-885-1154
    Anderson, Room 1st Floor Anderson

    Mon - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Sat - Sun: Closed

    Moody, Christopher L
    Assistant Vice President for Housing & Dining Programs

Mailing Address

Washington Semester Housing

Students in the Washington Semester Program are housed at American University's leased apartment building, Berkshire Apartments, located on Massachusetts Avenue between Nebraska Ave and Macomb st, NW. Berkshire apartments are only a block away from main campus and a mile from the Tenleytown-AU Metro Stop on the Red Line. The University Shuttle provides transportation between main campus, and the Metro. Some students will also have the opportunity to live in WISH housing. WISH housing is apartment style housing located in Woodley Park and Capitol Hill near major metro and bus transit. It is comprised of (limited) singles, doubles, triples and quad rooms.

Signing Up for Housing

A link to the online application will be sent to you via e-mail by the Washington Semester Program Office. Once you have signed up for University housing, you are committed to living in the residence halls for the period noted. To withdraw without a late charge, a letter must be received in the Housing and Dining Programs Office by June 1st for the Fall semester or November 15th for the Spring semester. Please carefully read theĀ Housing License Agreement for more information about late cancellation charges.

Personal Property Insurance

Check with your parents to see if any or all of your possessions are covered by their homeowner's insurance plan. Many plans cover student possessions while at school. While we certainly hope that it doesn't happen to you, possessions sometimes are stolen, lost or destroyed. The university is not responsible for loss of personal property.

Housing & Dining Programs recommends residents using CSI Insurance services if they do not currently have property insurance. CSI Insurance is a personal property insurance company that is tailored to the unique needs of the college student. CSI Insurance is a steady, dependable, and affordable service that protects students against some of the uncertainties of the college experience. CSI offers protection against a broad range of potential damage to personal property including fire, flood, vandalism, theft, and accidental damage. For more information about CSI Insurance's services, please visit their website at

Arriving On Campus

Fall semester opening for incoming students will be Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 9am and Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at 9 a.m. for all returning students. Please note that North Hall and Nebraska Hall will open no earlier than Saturday, August 24. Spring semester opening for all students will be Sunday, January 5, 2014, at 3 p.m.

If you arrange to ship part or all of your personal belongings, plan to bring with you enough linens and clothing to last at least for the first few days.