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Get Settled Fall Move-In

Once you've moved in, it's time to refuel, participate in Welcome Week activities, and get ready for a successful year. Learn about opportunities to get involved in your residential community and meet your floormates at your first floor meeting.

Moving in calls for some serious refueling. Before classes begin, grab meals and snacks on or off campus with your meal plan, Dining Dollars, or EagleBucks. Food service at on-campus locations is provided by AU Dining Services, a team committed to quality and customer satisfaction, as well as accommodating all dietary needs. You’ll need your One Card for each of these options.

Your meal plan and Dining Dollars can be used at on-campus food locations. Think of using Dining Dollars as a debit card for on-campus food options. You can refuel off campus with your EagleBucks, a stored value fund on your One Card. EagleBucks can be used at on-campus and many off-campus businesses for food and retail items.

See the full list of locations on the EagleBucks and Dining Dollars webpage.

If your package arrives to campus August 14-18, we will make an effort to place it in your room before you arrive.

If you are picking up a package August 19-September 4, it will be at one of our temporary package rooms. After September 4, you will resume going to your hall's regular package room.


Residence Hall Temporary Package Room

Temporary package rooms are in use August 19-September 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Anderson Hall

Anderson 2U

Cassell Hall

Cassell Hall front desk

Centennial Hall

Anderson-Centennial front desk

Clark Hall

Letts Lower Level

Congressional Hall

Federal Hall front desk

Constitution Hall

Federal Hall front desk

Federal Hall

Federal Hall front desk

Hughes Hall

McDowell 118

Leonard Hall

McDowell 118

Letts Hall

Letts Lower Level

McDowell Hall

McDowell 118

Roper Hall

Letts Lower Level

Residential Life Programming

Your Resident Assistant (RA) plans programming for your floor and acts as a resource for getting involved, knowledge about housing processes, and mediation for conflict resolution.

Each floor will have a mandatory meeting to introduce you to your new community, go over hall expectations, and answer questions. Look out for an email detailing the time and place.

Residence Hall Association and Hall Council

American University’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) acts as a community government for the residence halls. The mission of RHA is to represent and advocate for the rights and wellbeing of all resident students, provide programming to benefit all resident students, and strive to build a greater sense of community among all residents at AU.

Hall councils are elected students within each residence hall who work to create programming and advocate for each hall's residents.

Learn more about RHA and your hall council by contacting your Resident Assistant or Community Director.

Student staff are an integral part of your residential experience and Housing & Residence Life. Look out for opportunities to learn more about taking on a Resident Assistant, desk staff, or Residence Maintenance Crew (RMC) role. We'll post about upcoming opportunities on our Facebook and Twitter.

Take advantage of our various vendor partnerships to personalize your living experience. You may choose to rent bed lofts, which increase usable floor space by raising your bed. You can also purchase lockboxes and personal property insurance to protect your belongings. MicroFridges, a microwave and refrigerator unit, are a popular option for students who want the convenience of keeping perishable foods and reheating them in the comfort of their room.

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Welcome Week has activities for new and returning students

Welcome Week

Events, such as convocation and All-American BBQ, and programs, such as community and service programming, are traditions for new and returning students.

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