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

Welcome to Housing & Residence Life

Announcements

We're still accepting housing application: Limited space on-campus is available. Interested students can complete the Housing Application and then email housing@american.edu. Our staff will quickly work with you to find your HomeAtAU!

Fall 2022 Room Change: Students can request submit an Open Room Change request between September 12 - November 28, 2022.

Spring 2023 Housing: Students can submit an application for Spring only Housing their Housing Portal between October 12 - January 17, 2023. 

RA Applications: RA applications for the 2023 spring semester and the 2023-2024 academic year are open now.

Find Your Home

Students in Black Affinity Housing

Black Affinity Housing

Black Affinity Housing celebrates the diversity of Black and African American students and culutre 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

Resources

HRL chat

Live Chat With HRL

For quick and easy answers, chat with HRL here every MON. - FRI. from 1:00 PM EST. - 4:00 PM EST.

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