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First-Year Students

Welcome to AU! We're thrilled to have you as a member of the AU residential community!

On-campus housing is in high demand, so it is important that students submit their enrollment and housing deposits to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible to secure a space. If you have any questions regarding the deposit process, please contact the Office of Admissions through undergraduatedeposits@american.edu.

If you are a new student joining American University for the spring semester, apply through the spring housing application.

The Need to Know of Living on Campus at AU: 2021-2022

How do I apply for on-campus housing?

The housing application will open at noon on Thursday, April 1, 2021 for students who have already submitted a housing deposit with AU Admissions. You can apply through the AU Housing Portal.

The housing application priority deadline for first-year students is Monday, June 7, 2021 at noon. The application allows students to submit room type preferences and complete their roommate profile.

How are housing assignments processed?

Living Learning Community participation, housing deposit date, room type preference, and roommate profile questions are used, in that order, to determine first-year housing assignments.

How are roommates assigned?

Roommate requests may be submitted between Friday, May 14 at noon and Monday, June 7 at noon.

  • For a roommate request to be approved, all members of the roommate group must meet one of the criteria below:
    • Students with confirmed membership in the same Living Learning Community (LLC).
    • Students who are not members of an LLC.
    • Students assigned to live in Centennial Hall, where two students live in one room and share a private bathroom with two students in an adjoining room, have the option to submit a roommate request for their roommate and suite-mates (a total 4 students) in the adjoining room.

When will I know where I am living?

First-year housing assignments (hall, room number, room type, and roommate(s) information) will be emailed to students on June 18, 2021 at noon.

Communication

Housing Assignment Update - June 15, 2021

Key Dates

Applications open: April 1

Priority Applications Due: June 7

Roommate Grouping: May 14 - June 7

Room assignments announced: June 18