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Housing & Dining Programs

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  • Housing / Dining Programs
    202-885-3370
    Fax: 202-885-1154
    housinganddiningprograms@american.edu
    Anderson, Room 1st Floor Anderson

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

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

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What to Bring

Residence Hall Room Overview

Each residence hall room is approximately 12' x 15'. This is probably the size of your room at home, but now it will be your entire house, and you'll share it with someone else. All rooms come equipped with built-in closets, storage cabinets, and dressers, and include two beds, two desks with chairs, and two bookcases. Centennial Hall rooms include built in closets, dressers, desks with carrels/bookshelves, chairs, and beds which include under-bed storage space; triple rooms are furnished differently. Window coverings and carpet are provided, along with cable and EagleNet hookups. Except for Centennial and Nebraska Halls, all of the halls have common bathrooms. Students can choose to rent lofts through our university-approved vendor, Campus Loft. The loft unit will provide more floor space in the room. Many students rent refrigerators for the year from our preferred vendor, MyFridgeRental. Due to circuit limitations and DC fire safety codes, refrigerators over 5.0 cubic feet are prohibited, as are microwave ovens and all other cooking appliances. Each floor has a fully equipped kitchen for residents who wish to cook. While you are welcome to personalize your room, please use only masking tape to hang posters. By purchasing a membership for the AU Student Advantage Program, students can get up to 15% off on posters from AllPosters.com.

 

List of What to Bring

  • Standard Twin Sheets and Pillow Case(s)
  • Pillow(s)
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk Lamp (Non-Halogen)
  • Posters
  • Headphones for quiet hours
  • Laptop Computer
  • Hangers
  • Laundry Bag/Basket
  • Iron (may only be used in floor laundry room)
  • Trash Can
  • Dishes and Glasses
  • Shower shoes (flip-flops)
  • Television (recommend no larger than 28 inches wide)
  • Coaxial Cable For Television
  • Eating Utensils
  • Small Vacuum
  • Toiletry Bag
  • Laundry Detergent

 

What Not to Bring

  • Halogen Lamps
  • Grills (Including George Foreman grills)
  • Open-coil Appliances (toasters, toaster ovens, etc.)
  • Waterbeds
  • Steam Vaporizers
  • Microwaves (Micro-Fridges are allowed)
  • Multiple Extension Cords

 

Restricted Items

These items may only be used in the designated cooking areas or kitchens.

  • Coffee makers
  • Hot pots
  • Microwaves (provided in each kitchen)
  • Popcorn Poppers
  • Rice Cookers

NOTE: Candles and incense, used or unused, are not permitted in the residence halls.

The above list offers suggested items. Remember, you will need far less than you imagine. Many necessities can be purchased at either the Campus Store or the Eagle's Nest, both of which are right on campus. Make your move-in motto: "When in doubt, leave it out."