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American University Off-Campus Housing

Off-campus housing services within Housing & Residence Life provides resources for students looking to live off campus.

On-campus housing is only guaranteed for first- and second-year undergraduate students. Many AU students, including graduate and Washington College of Law students, live off campus in the DC-metropolitan area.

Off-Campus Housing Video Guide

This video provides important information to help guide you through your off-campus housing search, living in the city, staying involved on campus, and using resources related to your student rights as a tenant.

Use the Off-Campus Posting Site

American University's Off-Campus Housing Postings is the best resource students can use when searching for a new home. In addition to searching for housing options around the area, you can use the posting site to find roommates with similar interests and preferences. Signing up is easy, fast, and free.

If you are experiencing technical issues, please contact info@offcampuspartners.com or call (877) 895-1234. For all other questions, email housing@american.edu.

  1. Visit the Off-Campus Housing Postings and click "Sign Up".
  2. Select "AU Students" to sign up as a student through the Member Registration page.
  3. Fill out all required fields. Under the University Information section, you must enter your @american.edu address. If you have yet to receive your AU student email address, please contact the Office of Information Technology.
  4. Once you have filled out all fields and have read and agreed to the Terms and Conditions, click "Register" to complete your registration.
  1. Go to "My Account" and select "Add my roommate profile". Fill out the information in your roommate profile.
  2. Once you have filled out the information on one page, hit "Save" or "Save and Continue" to go to the next section.
  3. Once you have filled out all required fields, you are done! You can return and edit information at any time.

Remember to deactivate your roommate profile after you have found someone to live with!

  1. Go to "My Account" and select "Roommate Search." This link takes you to a page with profiles of all AU students who are looking for housing.
  2. Narrow your search by selecting from the filters in the right-hand column. You can sort potential roommates by gender preference, smoking habits, pet ownership, cleaning habits, University affiliation, and graduation year.
  3. Click on the user's name to view the user's roommate profile. You can view the user's "About Me" section, neighborhood and housing preferences, move-in date, ideal price range, and more.
  4. Contact potential roommates through the Off-Campus Housing Posting site. Fill out the information in the "Contact" sidebar to send an email to the user's AU email address. You will be notified when they respond!
  1. Select "Housing" from the menu bar.
  2. Explore listings by scrolling through all listings on our site, or by filtering for characteristics. You can filter properties by location, lease type, rooms, price, and more.

Residential Housing licenses are required for all rental properties in the District of Columbia including homes, apartments, condominiums, basement apartments and apartment buildings. All properties listed on our site have submitted Basic Business Licenses in order to have their listings approved.

Hotel Room Blocks


Virtual Property Tours

Virtual Housing Fair

HRL will host a virtual housing fair on Tuesday, 7/7, from 4-6 P.M. Representatives from various properties will be present to answer questions. Please sign up !

Hotel Room Blocks

These hotels have set aside room blocks for AU students and prepared special rates for the school year. Contact them directly to learn more about the property.

Hotel Room Blocks
Hotel Website Price Per Semester Address Reservation Link Contact
WISH

$7,860/semester (single)

$10,590/semester (studio)

10% discount for AU students

2807 Connecticut Ave NW,
Washington, D.C.
Link

Jocelyn Barrett
202-548-2720
jbarrett@internsdc.com

Dupont Circle Residence Inn  $7,800/semester  2120 P St NW, Washington, DC  Link

Amin Muslim 
202-466-6800

Homewood Suites $7,600/semester 465 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC  Link Niyi Adekanya 
202-853-9515 
niyi.adekanye@hilton.com  
Hampton Inn Navy Yard $7,600/semester 1265 1st Street SE, Washington DC  Link James Thomas 
202-864-4161 
james.thomas3@hilton.com 
The River

$70/night (Minimum of 30 days)

924 25TH ST NW Washington DC  Link Travis Breen 
781-382-8637  
tbreen@modushotels.com 
Ellicott House

Studios starting at $1450/month

One bedroom starting at $1693/month

Two bedrooms starting at $2981/month

 

 4849 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008 

Link Joao Wong
202.244.7724
EllicottHouseCD@HighmarkRes.com 
Flats at Bethesda Ave  

7170 Woodmont Avenue

Bethesda, Maryland 20815
Link Eric Hershey
eric@tkhousing.com
Washington Hilton $79 per night (minimum stay of 30 nights) 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20009 Link Jessica Sierra
202-797-5770
DCAWH-reservations@hilton.com

 

Other Listings

Marymount University oversees an apartment-style building in Ballson, VA, which can be leased to AU graduate students. To learn more, please see the Marymount Graduate Housing information sheet.

DMV apartment listing rentals for Fall 2020-2021 (Updated 7/1/2020)