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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.


AU Forward Housing: American University has been working hard over the last few months to plan and implement a safe, engaging, and community-focused residential experience. Visit the AU Forward Housing page to learn more.

Fall 2020 Incoming Students: To learn more about housing for First-Year, Washington Mentorship Program (WMP) and Transfer students, please visit our Incoming Residents page.

Fall 2020 Returning Students: To learn more about housing availability and processes for returning sohomore and upperclass students, please visit our Returning Student Room Selection page.

Fall 2020 Move-In: Please review our before, day of, and after move in information to prepare for a smooth arrival to campus in August! Our Fall Move-In webpage will be reguarly updated in addition to information we will email to residents.

Summer Housing 2020: Summer housing is available to AU students enrolled in summer and/or fall courses or who graduated from AU in May.



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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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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


students personalized room

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

Personalize Your Room

students in their decorated room

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