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Summer 2017 Student Housing

Related pages: Summer Student FAQ


Summer housing is available to current American University students who are enrolled in summer classes, participating in a summer internship, or staying in D.C. with plans to return to on-campus housing during the fall semester (subject to approval).

We also offer housing for non-American University students interning in D.C. for the summer through University Conference & Guest Services. Please visit our Intern & Guest Housing page for more information.

Housing Options

Students will be placed in Centennial Hall double and single rooms upon availability. Rooms are suite style with a shared bathroom between suites.

MicroFridge units (all-in-one refrigerator, freezer, and microwave) are available to rent. Summer term rentals will open following the end of the spring semester. For more information, please visit

Summer Housing Dates

  • The first day for summer move-in will be May 15.
  • Students who have on-campus housing in the fall may stay until August 13. See below table.*
  • Students who do not have on-campus housing in the fall may stay until August 10.
  • Students are required to stay a minimum of three (3) consecutive weeks for the summer.

Summer 2017 Housing Rates

Summer Housing Double Total Cost Single Total Cost
A Only (May 15-June 29), seven (7) weeks $2,300 $2,800
B Only (May 22-June 29), six (6) weeks $1,978 $2,408
C Only (May 22-June 8), three (3) weeks $1,012 $1,232
D Only (July 3–August 10), six (6) weeks $1,978 $2,408
A through D (May 15–August 10) $4,232 $5,152
A through D and fall move-in (May 15–August 13)* $4,554 $5,544
B or C through D (May 22-August 10) $3,910 $4,760
B or C through D and fall move-in (May 22 – August 13)* $4,232 $5,152

Students also have the option of selecting a date range as long as requirement of a minimum consecutive three (3) week stay is met:

  • Daily per person rate for a double room: $46 per day
  • Daily per person rate for a single room: $56 per day

Summer Housing Policies

Application Directions

Log into your myAU Portal and select the application for "Summer Student 2017." The application opens on Wednesday, April 12. There is no deadline to apply. Fully read the Summer 2017 Housing License Agreement before applying. Student questions about the agreement should reach out to us at

Cancellation Policies

In order to cancel summer housing, please submit a housing termination form and select “Other” for the term. Cancellation requests via telephone will not be honored.

Cancellation Fees

Fees for summer housing cancellations differ depending on time before check-in date.

  • Prior to receiving a room assignment: Cancellations received no less than 14 days prior to the requested check-in date will receive a $200 cancellation fee assessed onto your student account.
  • After receiving a room assignment, but before check-in: Your application will be cancelled, your assignment, the charges for the room will be removed and replaced with the $200 cancellation fee on your student account.
  • After check-in: You are responsible for full payment of the requested length of stay as indicated on the application and/or any approved extension exceptions. 

Check-In and Checkout Procedures

Students may check in at the front desk of Anderson/Centennial Hall at 3 p.m. or later on their scheduled arrival dates.

Checkout time will be 12 p.m. (noon) on your scheduled departure date at the front desk of Anderson/Centennial Hall. Please plan accordingly as other students may be scheduled to move into your assigned room.

Changing your check-in or checkout dates

Requested changes to stays will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted from your AU email address to Please include your name, AU ID number, scheduled dates, and requested date changes.

  • Requests to change check-in date must be received no less than 14 days prior to your original scheduled check-in.
  • Requests to change your check-out date must be received no less than seven (7) days prior to your original scheduled checkout.

Dining and Retail

Pay-as-You-Go Dining

Meals in Terrace Dining Room à la carte:

  • Breakfast: $8.80 per person
  • Lunch: $12.95 per person
  • Dinner: $14.00 per person

Meal Plans and Packages

  • 50 Block Meal Plan with $225 in EagleBucks: $800.00
  • 25 Block Meal Plan with $225 in EagleBucks: $525.00
  • 25 Block Meal Plan with $100 in EagleBucks: $400.00

* Non-current AU students are not able to register for meal plans but may use EagleBucks.

All housing fees are billed directly to student accounts. Inquiries regarding billing, payments, etc. should be directed to AU Central.

Cancellation Policy

Students may seek to cancel or change their summer meal plan seven (7) business days from their date of check-in to the residence halls. In order to make this request, written communication must be sent to from the student's university email address. Students will be charged for any used meals or EagleBucks. After the end of the change/cancellation period, students may not cancel or change their meal plans. Students who withdraw from the summer session seven (7) business days from their date of check-in will be charged the full amount.