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The Frequency AU's Apartment-Style Residence Hall

The Frequency Apartments Outdoor AreaThis apartment-style home for sophomores, juniors and seniors offers in-suite kitchens and laundry, a fitness center, roof deck, community lounges and study spaces, and other amenities in the heart of the popular Tenleytown shopping and restaurant area. It's an ideal location for AU students looking for a blend of apartment-style living and a fully supported residential experience.

The Frequency is five minutes from main campus by the free AU shuttle, or a short 15-20 minute walk. It is located only steps away from the Tenleytown/American University metro stop for easy access to downtown Washington, DC. Nearby restaurants and shops include Whole Foods, CVS, Target, Starbucks, Panera and a host of other conveniences.

As with all AU residence halls, the Frequency has 24/7 security and can only be entered with your OneCard.  Professional and student staff live at the Frequency to support residents.

A fun bit of trivia: The Frequency got its name because it was the home, for several decades, of AU's radio station, WAMU (88.5), which is also Washington, DC's National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate. Many famous Washingtonians and world leaders have passed through its doors! 

What Is Provided

Each unit is furnished and ready for students to move-in. Each resident is provided a bed frame, standard twin mattress, dresser set and night stand. Each apartment will also receive at least one desk (free-standing or built-in) and one desk chair to share. Residents of two-bedroom and large one-bedroom apartments will also receive a couch and dining furniture.

Virtual Tours

Our virtual tours are representative of a given room type. Each space varies based on room sizes and dimensions. Each virtual tour includes some decorative items and a MicroFridge to show what the room looks like when occupied, but these items are not included in rooms. 

Click below to view virtual tours of the Frequency:

Personalize Your Room

Decorative and additional items (bedding, MicroFridge) can be purchased from the HRL coordinated vendors through our Personalize Your Room webpage.  Each room will include the furniture noted on this webpage.

  • 24/7 staffed front desk
  • Secure main entrance and student apartments
  • Mail & package delivery
  • Private & group study spaces
  • Rooftop patio
  • A gym featuring treadmills, stationary bikes, and weights
  • Indoor bike storage
  • On-site parking at an additional cost
  • Dry-cleaning services at an additional cost
  • Kitchen with stainless steel appliances
    • Convection microwave-oven and glass stove top
    • Dishwasher
  • Closet storage
  • Washer/dryer unit
  • Full bathroom
  • Digital thermostat

These floor plans are representative and may vary in a specific unit.  Unit measurements listed on floor plans are an average for this unit type and the measurements for the full apartment.

WiFi 

The Frequency Apartments has WiFi connections within each unit. In each apartment, there is a sticker on the WiFi router, located in the living room of 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units, and in the living space of studio units. This sticker contains the login information for each unit's WiFi access point. For WiFi access in community spaces, please see signs on the wall for connection instructions.

Parking

16 parking spaces are available at the Frequency for a spring 2021 semester rate of $561.29. Parking can be requested by emailing tmarks@uippm.com and  battiliis@uippm.com. Parking spaces will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Frequency parking permits also do not provide parking privileges on the AU campus. Please contact AU Parking & Commuter Services for parking on the AU campus property.

Maintenance Requests

Frequency residents should submit maintenance requests through email to Frequency@uippm.com

Please include your name, apartment number and specific details about the maintenance issue.