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Students can learn about housing options with the office of Residence Life

Welcome to Housing & Residence Life


Fall 2022 Move-In Timeslots: Fall residents will receive their move-in timeslot on Thursday, June 30. Visit our move-in webpage to prepare for your big day!

Returning Student Housing: All upperclass and nearly all sophomore spaces have been selected as of March 23, 2022. If you're looking to change your room or you want to live on-campus, visit our Rolling Reapplication webpage for all you need to know.

Summer Housing: Are you planning to be in DC this summer? If yes, consider on-campus Summer Housing for easy access to campus.

We're Hiring Desk Receptionists: Interested in being a Desk Receptionist for the 2022-2023 academic year? Applications are now open (priority deadline June 13, 2022)! The position description and application can be found on the Student Job Board. Email Hannah Brockway at with questions.

Find Your Home

Students in Black Affinity Housing

Black Affinity Housing

Black Affinity Housing celebrates the diversity of Black and African American students and culture at American University.

Black Affinity Housing

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Residence Halls

Our residence halls are dynamic communities that promote positive and affirming atmospheres for student learning.

Residence Halls

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Virtual Tours

Take a virtual tour of our residence halls to experience on-campus living. 

Virtual Tours


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We're open Monday - Friday from 1 pm - 4 pm to answer any of your questions or concerns!

Chat Now

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Get involved at Housing & Residence Life through our employment opportunities available for students.

Student Opportunities

Residence hall councils

Get involved in the RHA by running for a position within your Hall Council or run to represent your Hall in the RHA General Assembly.

Learn more

A Place for You

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Lofts, Fridges & More

Want a fridge, bed lofts, or bedding for your room? Rentals and vendor partnerships make this easy.

Services and Add-ons

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Creative Spaces

Each year, students show off their creative and unique room in the Best Nest contest. Check out some of their spaces! 

Best Nest: Decorate Your Room