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Services and Add-ons

Your room is your home away from home. Personalize your room and living experience with vendor products and services.


MyFridgeRental offers a MicroFridge combination that includes a refrigerator, freezer, and microwave all in one unit. Using a one-plug system, this unit does not monopolize your outlets and provides plenty of storage space for your snacks and drinks. The unit is placed directly into your room and is ready to be plugged in upon your arrival. Microwaves cannot be used in residence hall rooms unless purchased through this vendor. Individual refrigerators are also available.

MyFridgeRental (301-758-7967)

Digital LockBox

The lockbox unit, offered by MyFridgeRental, gives you peace of mind throughout the day knowing that your personal and valuable objects are exactly where you left them. You can store wallets, cameras, passports, school documents, and more. The Digital LockBox uses a keypad that can be programmed to use any four-digit code and card reader that can be set to recognize any card with a magnetic strip. It is built with heavy duty steel and motorized with two locking bolts. A cable lock is included to securely attach the unit to a bed frame. The unit is delivered and installed directly in your room for you. Students can choose to either rent or purchase the lockbox from the vendor.

MyFridgeRental (301-758-7967)

Bed Lofts

Bed lofts provide approximately four to five feet of additional space under your bed, which allows for extra storage or a nook for your desk. Students placed into temporary triples for the fall semester should not rent a loft, as one will be provided. This service is unavailable for Centennial Hall, Nebraska Hall, and the Berkshire Apartments. Students cannot bring or build their own loft.

Lofts are $215 for the academic year. Order through your AU Housing Portal.

AU Housing & Residence Life (202-885-3370)

American University Campus Store

For nearly four decades, OCM has been the officially approved partner for universities across the U.S. and serves as a one stop shop for room necessities, helping students and their families with the exciting college years. Over the last few years, OCM has arranged a practical, convenient solution providing brand new, first quality, custom sheets affordably priced for students. Best of all, these linens will be conveniently waiting for you in your residence hall when you arrive at AU. Campus store brochure (PDF).

American University Campus Store

Student Advantage

Student Advantage provides a discount number and logo that are placed on your One Card for and can be used to save up to 50 percent at hundreds of online and retail locations. All AU students, faculty, and staff can sign up for Student Advantage at a rate of $45 for four years of access. Featured discounts include:

  • 67% off Adobe Creative Cloud
  • 40% off AMC Theaters
  • 20% off Greyhound tickets
  • $7 off $70 purchases at
  • 10% off at
  • 10% off at Ticket Monster
  1. Visit to receive the American University promotion code. Select the four-year card for $45.
  2. Receive your Student Advantage information through an automated email once the order is confirmed.
  3. Wait eight (8) to 10 business days for the One Card & Dining Services Office to receive your Student Advantage information, and then visit the office (Mary Graydon Center 123) to add your Student Advantage information to your One Card.

Student Advantage (1-877.2JOINSA)

Laundry Alert

Laundry Alert allows students to check online if washers and dryers are available in specific laundry rooms, use their student ID to activate and pay for wash and dry cycles, and receive electronic notification that the wash and dry cycles are complete. Laundry facilities are located in each residence hall and paying for laundry is as simple as using EagleBucks.

Laundry Alert

USA Today Newspaper Readership Program

The USA Today Newspaper Readership Program provides the newspapers daily to all residence halls on campus for free. Newspaper stands are located in your residence hall lobby.

USA Today Collegiate Readership Program