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Off-Campus Services for Students

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

Learn more about navigating the search process, living in the city, staying involved on campus, and using resources related to your student rights as a tenant. Whether you are looking to move off campus, find a new apartment, or want to learn more about navigating life in DC, use the resources provided to you as an AU student.

Because on-campus housing is only guaranteed for first- and second-year undergraduate students who meet all deadlines, many American University students, including graduate and Washington College of Law students, live off campus in the DC-metropolitan area.

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.

Off-Campus Housing Video Guide

This video provides students important information to help guide you through your off-campus housing search. Topics covered include: where AU students live, how to be a good neighbor, the AU Off-Campus Housing Search platform, & review of useful resources and considerations.

Off-Campus Housing Posting site

Off-Campus Postings

Start your search, save and compare listings, and look for roommates in the D.C.-metropolitan area.


Off-Campus Housing guides and newsletters

Guides and Newsletters

Explore our Off-Campus Housing Guide and newsletters for guidance and updates on renting in D.C.