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Housing & Residence Life

Housing & Residence Life

It is our hope that conducting the business of living and dining on campus is a smooth and enjoyable process for students and their families. Through services, such as on-campus housing, residential programs, involvement opportunities, and off-campus resources, our goal is to allow students to focus on their education in and out of the classroom. The staff of Housing & Residence Life strive to create meaningful student experiences in the residence halls and on-campus while encouraging students to learn and grow together in community.

Mission Statement

Housing & Residence Life develops inclusive, student-centered residential communities that enhance the academic experience of each resident while providing services that support the greater university community.

To that end, we are committed to:

  • Delivering quality opportunities and services that anticipate the needs and exceed the expectations of the university community by ensuring that the residential experience is our highest priority.
  • Providing safe, secure, and well-maintained residential environments that promote personal success, social engagement, and global responsibility.
  • Fostering an appreciation of each individual in ways that increase awareness through active, intentional, and continuous engagement with diversity.
  • Nurturing the holistic development of residential students through communities that promote co-curricular learning.
  • Improving our practices and procedures through ongoing assessment, targeted goal development, and benchmarking our progress.

Green Mission Statement

Housing & Residence Life is committed to the active pursuit of environmental sustainability. We will serve our University community as professional examples and personal proponents of institutional change, and foster dialogue amongst residents who are becoming the leaders of our green future. Specifically, we are dedicated to:

  • Providing our residents, guests, staff, and campus partners with the knowledge, skills, and resources to actively contribute as environmentally responsible leaders in local and global communities;
  • Building and maintaining urban residential facilities that seek to minimize our ecological footprint;
  • Supporting the availability and encouraging the use of locally-grown food, served in a sustainable way;
  • Recognizing the impact of our purchasing decisions and encouraging the use of environmentally responsible products and services.

Contact Information

Address

Housing & Residence Life
Anderson Hall First Floor
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8142

Hours of Operation (see University calendar for holidays)

Monday-Friday
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Telephone

202-885-3370 Housing & Dining Programs
202-885-7700 Anderson and Centennial Hall Front Desk
202-885-7701 Hughes Hall Front Desk
202-885-7702 Leonard Hall Front Desk
202-885-7704 Letts Hall Front Desk
202-885-7709 Federal Hall Front Desk and East Campus Mail Line
202-885-7708 Congressional Hall Front Desk
202-885-7705 Constitution Hall Front Desk (opens Fall 2017)
202-885-7706 McDowell Hall Front Desk
202-885-7707 Nebraska Hall Front Desk
202-885-7703 Cassell Hall Front Desk
202-885-8247 University Conference & Guest Services

Fax

202-885-1154

E-mail

Housing and general queries: housing@american.edu
Employment: housinganddiningjobs@american.edu
Off-campus housing: offcampushousing@american.edu

Campus Partners

If you are looking for our campus partners and collaborators, please visit their websites:

Academic Learning Communities
One Card & Dining Services or Aramark Dining
University Conference & Guest Services