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  • Housing / Dining Programs
    202-885-3370
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    housinganddiningprograms@american.edu
    Anderson, Room 1st Floor Anderson

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

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Spring 2015 First Year Students

New Student Housing Guide


Fall 2014 First Year Students

First Year Student Housing

We know that you will have some important decisions to make in the next few months, but we hope you will choose to live with us on campus this fall at American University!

Due to strong interest for housing from our students, it is important that you submit your housing enrollment deposit as soon as possible in order to secure your place on campus for the fall.

Students who submitted their housing enrollment deposit should review the First Year Guide below. Students will be emailed the First Year Guide, along with other important housing information via their AU email address. Please be sure to check it frequently!

First Year Housing Guide Fall 2014


Information for First Year Students:

First year students will be able to give housing preferences and search/select roommates through the AU Housing Portal. The AU Housing Portal will be available starting in April. Information will be sent to students in early April with instructions of how to access the AU Housing portal.

Please be aware that housing assignments are based on the order in which we receive enrollment deposits. Students with an earlier deposit will have priority of assignment to a double room. Once the double rooms are exhausted, students will be assigned to a temporary triple room. Students can also opt into a triple room for the year by selecting this option on the housing application. There is a cost differential of approximately $1,219 per semester. 

Please note that being assigned to a temporary triple room 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.

FAQs:

How can I choose my roommate?

Students will have an opportunity to search for roommates utilizing the AU Housing portal in May. Please note that roommate pairings and room preferences will be limited by your program, cohort and room type. For example, a student who participates in the Honors Program will not be eligible to live with a student who wishes to live in Social Justice Living Learning Community. The same will be true for if your roommate chooses to live in a double room and you choose to live in a triple room. Please contact us should you have any questions regarding roommate eligibility.

  • Sex/Gender
    First year students living in the Social Justice Living Learning Community in Roper Hall are able to select roommates regardless of sex or gender. All other first year students will be eligible to select roommates of the same sex only.

  • Honors
    All first-year Honors students will be assigned a room in Hughes Hall with other students from the Honors cohort.  

  • University College
    All first-year University College participants will be assigned a roommate from the living-learning community which is shared between two University College cohorts. 

Where can I live?

First year students will be assigned to a double and triple room in Anderson, Letts, Roper, Clark, and Hughes Halls.

Who will be assigned to a double 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 before students with a later deposit date.   

Who will be assigned to select a triple room?

Because the housing assignment process is based on the order in which we receive enrollment deposits, students with a later date of deposit will be assigned a triple room. 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 $1219 per semester.

How long will I live in a triple?

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.