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Winter Break Housing

Traditional and suite-style residence halls close at 12 p.m. (noon) on December 19, 2021 and re-open January 6, 2021. Residents should make arrangements to depart for winter break within 24 hours of their last final exam. All residence halls close for students who are participating in December graduation at 12 p.m. (noon) on December 20, 2021.

Frequency and Nebraska Apartments remain open throughout winter break. Please review the information at the bottom of this page for specific instructions for apartment residents.

Eligibility

  • Must be a current on-campus AU student living in the same housing assignment for both the fall and spring semesters.
  • Students participating in a one semester program, graduating seniors, or those who have elected to cancel their spring housing are not eligible for winter break housing.

Terms and Conditions

  • All applicants must agree to the Winter Break Housing License Agreement on the Winter Break application.
  • All rules and regulations outlined in the Student Code of Conduct are applicable.
  • Housing & Residence Life reserves the right to remove any resident from Winter Break Housing if deemed necessary as indicated in the Housing License Agreement.


Traditional and Suite-Style Residents

The Winter Housing Application is available through the AU Housing Portal between November 10 at 9am - December 13, 2021 at 5pm.

Location

  • Winter break housing will be offered at the Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Embassy Row. Located at 1600 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036. The Canopy is a short distance from the Dupont Circle Metro Station on the red line. One student will be assigned to a room during Winter Break.
  • Each room includes:
    • Mattress with gel memory foam and Serta Cool Balance® technology.

      • Residents will be provided one set of bedding during winter break housing. Bedding will not be cleaned during a student's stay.

    • LCD HD TV with a cable package  

    • High-speed WIFI  

    • In-room mini drawer refrigerator  

    • In-room drawer safe  

    • Walk-in showers with rain head and hand-held faucets  

    • Desk and chair 

    • In-room adjustable heating and cooling

  • Students should bring and be prepared for:
    • Laundry is not available in the building. Laundry services are available nearby the Canopy.

    • On-site parking is not available.

    • Towels are not provided and should be brought by students.

    • Housekeeping will not be provided. Students are responsible for cleaning their room.

Rates and Billing

  • Winter break housing is available for $1,300 and includes the full winter break term (December 19-January 6). 
  • Winter break housing is only available for the full break and rate listed.
  • Winter break charges will posted to the student accounts within the first two (2) weeks of the spring semester.

Application and Assignment Dates

  • November 10: Application opens in the AU Housing Portal.
    • Applicants will be asked to share the reason they are requesting winter break housing on the application.
  • December 13: Application closes. Those who request housing after the deadline may not be accommodated. Room assignments will be made at check-in.
  • December 15: Applicants will be notified of their housing assigment through their AU email. 

Cancellations

  • Cancellations must be made in writing to housing@american.edu by December 13, 2021 or $100 administrative charge will be assessed for anyone who cancels after the deadline or does not check-in for break housing.

Information about who to contact for support during winter break will be available here in the future.

  • Reaching AU Staff:
  • In the case of an emergency:
  • Should you need support from the Canopy Hotel:
  • Housing and Residence Life will be closed between December 24 and January 2. The office will re-open January 3, 2022 at 9am.

Winter Break Move-In: Winter break residents will move into the Canopy on Sunday, December 19, 2021 between 9am-12pm (noon). Please bring all personal items needed throughout winter break with you at this time. There will be no access to other main campus residence halls after December 19. Items not needed for winter break can remain in your room until you return for the spring semester.

Winter Break Move-Out: Winter break residents will move from the Canopy to their spring housing assignment on Wednesday, January 5 between 9am-12pm (noon). There are no exceptions to this timeline to move. Winter break residents will receive further transition instructions in advance.


Apartment Residents

The Winter Housing Application is available through the AU Housing Portal between November 10-December 13, 2021. Apartment residents who want access to their room between December 19-January 5 must complete the Winter Housing Application. There is no additional cost for apartment residents.

Applicants for Winter Break Housing must read and abide by the Winter Break Housing License Agreement and the Student Code of Conduct.

Students living at the Frequency Apartments may request winter break housing and will remain in their apartments during winter break. To be eligible, fall residents must be returning to the same apartment for the spring 2022 semester. There is no additional cost for Frequency residents.

Students who plan to remain in Frequency Apartments for any time between December 19, 2021 and January 5, 2022 are required to complete the Winter Break Application between November 10 at 9am - December 13, 2021 at 5pm. There are no charges for fall Frequency residents who request winter break housing.

Students who terminate their housing for the spring semester or are participating in a one semester program, are not eligible to remain during the break and must vacate the apartment by 12 p.m. noon on December 19, 2021.

Students living in Nebraska Apartments may request winter break housing and will remain in their apartments during winter break. To be eligible, fall residents must be returning to the same apartment for the spring 2022 semester. There is no additional cost for Nebraska residents.

Students who plan to remain in Nebraska Apartments for any time between December 19, 2021 and January 5, 2022 are required to complete the Winter Break Application between November 10 at 9am - December 13, 2021 at 5pm. There are no charges for Nebraska residents who request winter break housing.

Students who terminate their housing for the spring semester or are participating in a one semester program, are not eligible to remain during the break and must vacate the apartment by 12 p.m. noon on December 19, 2021.