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Students can learn about housing options with the office of Residence Life

Through services including 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. We strive to create meaningful student experiences in the residence halls and on-campus while encouraging students to learn and grow together in a community.


Spring Closing 2020: Residence Halls closed for the current semester on March 23 as part of the university's response to the challenge of COVID-19, which includes a transition to online learning for the rest of Spring 2020. If you have questions, please read our Frequently Asked Questions on our spring 2020 closing page

Incoming Student Applications: First-year and transfer students can learn more about the housing assignment process by visiting the Incoming Residents webpage.  

2020-2021 Housing and Licence Agreement: The housing and license agreement has been updated. Please review


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American University's residence halls are dynamic communities that promote positive and affirming atmospheres for student learning.

Residence Halls

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The Black Affinity Housing provides an intentional residential community dedicated to celebrating, exploring, and affirming black student experiences at AU and beyond.

Affinity Housing


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Log into the Housing Portal for housing options, maintenance requests, requesting roommates, etc. 

Housing Portal

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Get involved at Housing & Residence Life through our employment opportunities available for students.

Student Opportunities


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Your room is your home away from home. Personalize your room and living experience with room bedding, bed lofts, and more. 

Personalize Your Room

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We welcome students to show off their creative and unique room designs by submitting photos of their space to share. 

Best Nest: Decorate Your Room