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

Welcome to Housing & Residence Life


Returning Student Housing: Following Reapplication Room Selection, returning students can particiapte in Rolling Reapplication to change their room or select a space through June 2023.

Looking for Off-Campus Housing: Utilize the AU Off-Campus Housing webage to learn about off-campus housing and search for available properties. 

First Year and Transfer Housing: We're excited you're joining the AU Residential Community as an incoming student. Learn more about housing and when to apply:

Summer Housing: AU students can apply for Summer Housing beginning Thursday, April 6 at 12 (noon)

Open Room Change: Open Room Change for the Spring Semester OPEN NOW, learn more about it here.

Find Your Home

Students in Black Affinity Housing

Black Affinity Housing

Black Affinity Housing celebrates the diversity of Black and African American students and culutre at American University.

Black Affinity Housing

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Residence Halls

Our residence halls are dynamic communities that promote positive and affirming atmospheres for student learning.

Residence Halls

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Virtual Tours

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

Virtual Tours


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Live Chat With HRL

For quick and easy answers, chat with HRL here every MON. - FRI. from 1:00 PM EST. - 4:00 PM EST.

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

Student Opportunities

Residence hall councils

Get involved in the RHA by running for a position within your Hall Council or run to represent your Hall in the RHA General Assembly.

Learn more

A Place for You

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Lofts, Fridges & More

Want a fridge, bed lofts, or bedding for your room? Rentals and vendor partnerships make this easy.

Services and Add-ons