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

Welcome to Housing & Residence Life


Reapplication 2023: The Reapplication process for current AU students to select housing for the 2023 - 2024 is NOW open! You can start the process in your AU Housing Portal.

Open Room Change: Open Room Change for the Spring Semester OPEN NOW, learn more about it here.

Best Nest 2023: The beloved room decorating contest hosted by HRL is making a return this spring semester!

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


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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.

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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