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

Through services including on-campus housing, residential programs, involvement opportunities, and off-campus resources, our goal is to allow students to focus on their education in and out of the classroom. We strive to create meaningful student experiences in the residence halls and on-campus while encouraging students to learn and grow together in a community.


Emergency Housing: Students residing in Emergency Housing can find information about residing in Frequency Apartments on our Emergency Housing webpage.

Spring 2021 Housing: Specific spring housing information has not yet been determined. Housing & Residence Life will communicate spring housing plans by early November 2020. Basic information can be found on our Spring Housing webpage.

On-Campus Residents: Students with on-campus housing as of July 30, 2020 can visit our AU Forward page to learn more about adjustments to your housing assignment, mail and packages, and vendor services.

Off-Campus Students: Students renting off-campus should visit our Off-Campus Student Services page for information and resources about your lease and options should you desire to no longer live in your rental unit.


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American University's residence halls are dynamic communities that promote positive and affirming atmospheres for student learning.

Residence Halls

Virtual Tour Image of Residence Halls

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

Virtual Tours


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Log into the Housing Portal for housing options, maintenance requests, requesting roommates, etc. 

Housing Portal

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

Student Opportunities


students personalized room

Your room is your home away from home. Personalize your room and living experience with room bedding, bed lofts, and more. 

Personalize Your Room

students in their decorated room

We welcome students to show off their creative and unique room designs by submitting photos of their space to share. 

Best Nest: Decorate Your Room

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