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Housing & Residence Life


  • Check out our move-in information to start planning on how you'll get to campus and what you're bringing this August.
  • Fall move-in dates are Saturday, August 19th for first-year students and Wednesday, August 23 for returning students. If you anticipate needing to arrive to campus earlier than your scheduled move-in date, please review our Fall Early Arrival information.
  • Summer student housing applications are open. There is no deadline to apply. If you are a non-AU student, please visit the University Conference & Guest Services website.
  • The 2017-2018 On-Campus Housing Waitlist application is still open. It is not a guarantee of on-campus housing but is the best method to pursue on-campus housing at this time. It is available through the AU Housing Portal.

Current Students

Dining Services at American University
Curious about meal plan rates and your dining options? AU Dining Services is committed to provided an excellent dining experience for all members of the campus community.

Returning Student Vendor Services Folder
Please check out our Vendor Services Folder to provide you with opportunities to make your new home at AU a unique and comfortable experience.

Additional Resources

Guest and Intern Housing
Looking for a place to live in DC while completing an internship? Be sure to check out our Guest and Intern Housing page for more information above living at AU during the Summer 2017 semester.

Room Rentals
Looking to rent a Micro-Fridge or loft your bed? Visit our room rentals page for products and services that you can use to personalize your living experience.

Housing & Residence Life on Social Media
Stay in touch with Housing & Residence Life on Facebook and Twitter. We share up-to-date information on policies, programming, and opportunities, as well as answer your questions.

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AU Names Cassell Hall To Honor $3 Million Gift

Cassell Hall Naming

For three generations, the Cassell family has shown tremendous dedication to American University as students, leaders, and philanthropists.

Read the Cassell Legacy