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Welcome to Housing & Residence Life


  • Rolling Reapp - We have officially wrapped up out housing selection process. If a resident has not selected a space or wants to change a space, learn more here.
  • Spring Closing - Click here to learn more about the spring closing details and expectations, the halls will close on May 9th at noon. 
  • Open Room Change: Click here to learn more about our open room change process, open now through April 16th. 
  • Incoming First-Years - The FY app is now open for those who have completed the housing deposit. You can access it through your AU Housing Portal, find more details here!
    • Register for the Incoming First-Year webinar on April 23 at 9:00 PM EST here.
  • McDowell is up for renovations! Click here to watch the McDowell renovation video to see what dchanges will take place in preparation for the 2024 - 2025 academic year.


Find Your Home

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Black Affinity Housing

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


Chat with HRL

Live Chat With HRL

For quick and easy answers, chat with HRL every Monday through Friday, from 1-4 p.m. (EST).

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Lofts, Fridges & More

Want a fridge or bedloft for your room? Our partnerships make it easy!

Personalize Your Room