Summer Housing


Summer housing is available to current American University students who are enrolled in summer classes, participating in a summer internship, or staying in D.C. with plans to return to AU during the fall semester.

Housing for non-American University students interning in D.C. for the summer is offered through University Conference & Guest Services. Please visit the Intern & Guest Housing page for more information.

Housing Options

Students will be housed in Centennial Hall with double and single suite-style options. Accommodations are fully furnished rooms including an in-unit bathroom and access to a kitchen and lounge on each floor.

Summer Housing Dates

  • The first day for summer move-in will be Sunday, May 12.
  • Students who live on campus for the spring term will remain in their spring assignment from May 8-12 (unless notified otherwise) and move from their spring to summer assignment on Sunday, May 12.
  • Students who have on-campus housing in the fall may stay in their summer housing until Sunday, August 11 and will move to their fall housing assignment on August 11.
  • Students who do not have on-campus or AU affiliated housing in the fall may stay until August 11.
  • Students are required to stay a minimum of three (3) consecutive weeks for the summer.

Summer 2019 Housing Rates

Summer 2018 Housing Rates
Housing Session Double Total Cost Single Total Cost

A Only: (May 12-June 30), 7 weeks/50 days



B Only: (May 19-June 30), 6 weeks/43 days



C Only: (May 19-June 9), 3 weeks/22 days



D Only: (June 30 -August 11), 6 weeks/43 days



A through D: (May 12-August 11), 92 days



A through D and until fall move-in: (May 12-August 11), 92 days and (August 11-August 20), 9 days*



B or C through D: (May 19-August 11), 85 days



B or C through D and until fall move-in: (May 19- August 11), 85 days and (August 11-August 20), 6 days*



*No charge term transition days

The information above reflects recommended stays based on the start and end day for class sessions allowing for days before and after the class term. Students will be charged according to their requested check-in and check-out dates.

Students also have the option of selecting a date range as long as requirement of a minimum consecutive three (3) week stay is met:

  • Daily per person rate for a double 1 bedroom suite-style: $46 per day
  • Daily per person rate for a single studio suit-style: $56 per day
    • option can be submitted within the housing application, but will only be offered if space allows
    • the second set of furniture from the academic year must remain in the room

Housing License Agreement

Please review the Summer 2019 Housing License Agreement (PDF) in addition to the information on this webpage.


Application Directions


Log into your AU Housing Portal and select the application for "Summer Student 2019." The application opens on Monday, April 8 at 12 p.m. (noon). There is no deadline to apply, but students should apply at least 10 business days prior to requested move-in. 

Cancellation Policies

To cancel summer housing:

  • If you have not received a housing assignment: cancel the application itself within the AU Housing Portal. Within the Summer 2019 application, select the "Cancel" option within the upper menu bar. You can view the confirmation of the cancelled application within the portal.
  • If you have received a housing assignment: submit the Housing Cancellation and Termination Request Form found within theAU Housing Portal. Once logged into the portal, select the option from the top menu bar and submit the request form. You will receive a confirmation once the assignment has been cancelled.

Cancellation requests via telephone will not be honored.

Cancellation Fees

Fees for summer housing cancellations differ depending on time before check-in date.

  • After receiving a room assignment, but before check-in: The charges for the room will be removed and replaced with the $200 cancellation fee on your student account.
  • After check-in: You are responsible for full payment of the requested length of stay as indicated on the application and/or any approved extension exceptions.

Check-In and Check-Out Procedures

Students transitioning from spring to summer housing on May 12 will be able to check in 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Anderson Hall front desk. Moving details will be provided in your e-mail confirmation.

Students moving into summer housing on any other date will check in at the front desk of Anderson Hall.

Students checking out should do so at the front desk of Anderson Hall. You will need to remove your items from your room and bring your mail key to the Anderson front desk in order to complete your check-out.

Changing Your Check-In or Check-Out Dates

Requested changes to stays will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted from your AU email address to Please include your name, AU ID number, scheduled dates, and requested date changes. Requests to change check-in date must be received no less than fourteen (14) days prior to your original scheduled check-in. Requests to change your check-out date must be received no less than seven (7) days prior to your original scheduled checkout.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students may check in at the Anderson Hall front desk beginning at 3 p.m. on their assigned check-in date.

The entire American University campus is utilized for summer conference operations from May through August. All AU students are assigned to one building. If your current room assignment is in the summer building, we will do our best to allow you to remain in your academic year room assignment.

No. Alcohol is still not permitted in any American University residence hall, regardless of whether or not the resident is 21. American University students will go through the same process with Student Conduct if they are caught consuming or being knowingly and willingly in the presence of alcohol in the residence halls.

Additionally, due to the hazards associated with their use, the following appliances may not be present in residence hall rooms:

  • Personal air conditioners
  • Grills (including George Foreman grills)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Immersion coals
  • Oil, kerosene, and gas lamps
  • Open-coil appliances
  • Steam vaporizers
  • Waterbeds
  • Microwaves
  • Any appliance attached to multiple extension cords
These appliances may only be used in designated cooking areas or kitchens:

  • Coffee makers
  • Electrical appliances with heating elements
  • Hot pots
  • Popcorn poppers
  • Rice cookers
  • Toasters and toaster ovens

Your safety is important, and these rules are made with this in mind.

Yes, we house our American University students together over the summer. In order to be placed with someone you know, BOTH students must make the request in writing (either on the application or in an email to If both students request one another, we do our best to meet those requests. Requests that are not mutual will not be honored.

Yes, summer meals plans are available. To see a list of the Summer Meal Plans offered please view the One Card & Dining Services website. Summer Meal Plan selection is optional.  You can inquire about purchasing a meal plan before or once you have arrived on campus directly through the account. EagleBucks balances associated with previous terms will also remain active over the summer on your AU One Card.

The residence halls reopen for returning students registered for fall 2019 housing on August 22, 2019.

Students staying on campus through August 11, 2019 and have confirmed fall housing through American University will be able to transition directly into their fall assignment on Sunday, August 11, 2019. Students DO NOT NEED to complete an early arrival form to take advantage of this early transition.

Housing & Residence Life staff will contact all students living in summer housing to make arrangements for the transition from their summer assignment to their academic year room.

Students must be available to move to their academic year assignment on Sunday, August 11, 2019 between 12 p.m. (noon) and 5 p.m.

Students must pay for their stay (summer housing) through August 11, 2019 in order to stay on campus between the summer and fall terms.

Storage will not be available for students who are unable to move on August 11. All summer belongings must be removed from their summer assignment by 5 p.m. that day. 

All American University students living in AU Summer Housing but moving off campus for the Fall 2019 semester must check-out by 12 p.m. (noon) on August 11, 2019.

Current students should visit their AU Housing Portal to submit their application. The application will be available beginning at 12 p.m. (noon) on Monday April 8, 2019.

We do our best to accommodate all requests. We will process your application within 10 business days of receipt.

Mail Services will continue during the summer months. You will receive a mail box key upon check in and package pick up will be located at Centennial Hall. Detailed information on summer mail services will be available when your housing assignment is confirmed. Mail should be addressed:

Student Name

Centennial Hall

4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20016