As an American University student living on campus, you may be affected by various deadlines and processes throughout the year. You have the opportunity to participate in various housing processes throughout the year, such as room changes and returning room selection. If you are planning to study abroad next semester or move off campus, you must complete the appropriate processes.
- Fall Room Change: Returning resident requests to change assignments prior to move-in.
- Open Room Change Period: Request to change rooms during the beginning of the fall or spring semester
- Fall to Spring Room Change: Request to change rooms between the fall and spring semesters
- Spring Housing Application: Apply for on-campus housing for the spring
- Returning Room Selection: Apply for on-campus housing for the next academic year.
- Winter Break Housing: Request on-campus housing during winter break
- Spring Late Departure Request: Request to move out after on-campus housing closes in May
- Housing Cancellation and Termination: Cancel on-campus housing
Housing Accommodation Needs
American University is committed to ensuring access to university programs and activities for all qualified students with disabilities. Students should contact the Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC) to initiate requests for housing accommodations related to a documented disability. Some examples of accommodations that American University may provide include: visual fire/smoke alarms; wheelchair accessible housing; accessibility features in room, bathroom, or common areas; double or single room placement, and/or support animals. Housing accommodations are not generally provided for academic-related needs, and allergen-free or quiet living environments are not guaranteed.
All-gender housing allows students to reside with other students regardless of sex, gender, gender identity, or gender expression. This option is intended for students who wish to share a room or suite with other students who identify differently than themselves.
Students Participating in Study Abroad
Students participating in Study Abroad for either the fall or spring semester will receive special instructions during each housing process. Please proceed to the individual process for details specifically for study abroad students.
Students in Temporary Triples
All students that have been placed into temporary triple rooms are automatically added to the de-triple list. De-tripling begins approximately two weeks into the semester, after the Course Add/Drop period.
We offer students the option de-triple based on deposit paid date; using the student with the earliest date for that room. Spaces are offered on a weekly basis as vacancies within a double room become available. Those students who are participating in a Living Learning Community (LLC) are restricted to vacancies that occur within their community. As de-tripling is heavily reliant on vacancies in double rooms, we do not have a way to predict when a student will receive an offer to de-triple.
Housing Cancellation and Termination
Students who apply to live on campus may cancel their application or their housing assignment at any time. Depending on the reason for cancelling and the date of cancellation, students may be subjected to associated fees. For a detailed explanation regarding housing cancellations and terminations, please review your Housing License Agreement (2018-2019).