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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.


Summer Housing: Applications for Summer 2021 Housing are open. Apply now!

First-Year Housing: Welcome to AU! You can visit the First-Year Housing page for everything you need to know about finding your home at AU. Students can apply beginning Thursday, April 1 and applications are due Thursday, May 6 at noon.

Mid-Semester Residential Experience Move-out: Learn more about move-out by visiting our Mid-Semester Residential Experience page.

Housing Waitlist: Returning students without a fall housing assignment can apply to the Housing Waitlist beginning, Wednesday, March 31 at noon. 



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Residence Halls

American University's 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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The Mid- Semester Residential Experience is an opportunity for undergraduates to live on campus with us during Spring semester 2021.



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We're open Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. to answer any of your questions or concerns!

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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


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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