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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.


Mid-Semester Residential Experience: We are excited to welcome over 1250 undergraduates to campus for a short-term residential experience that will begin in March and run through May. Thinking of applying? To learn more visit our Mid-Semester Residential Experience webpage. The application will open at 1pm on Tuesday, January 5 and will close Monday, January 18th.


Spring 2021 Emergency Housing: Information about Emergency Housing can be found on our Emergency Housing webpage.

Off-Campus Housing: Visit our Off-Campus Housing Services webpage to find helpful resources and the AU Off-Campus Posting Site to search for available units.


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

Residence Halls

Virtual Tour Image of Residence Halls

Take a virtual tour of our residence halls to experience on-campus living. 

Virtual Tours


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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