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Welcome to Housing & Residence Life


  • Get ready - Our Reapplication process starts in February! Click here to learn about how you'll select your space for the next academic year.
    • Watch the Reapplication Webinar here
  • Interested in living on-campus for the 2024 Spring Semster? Learn about our Spring-Only Application.
    • This for students who DO NOT currently have a Fall 2023 semester housing assignment.
  • Open Room Change: Click here to learn more about our open room change process, open now through April 16th. 


Find Your Home

Students in Black Affinity Housing

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).

Chat Now

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Lofts, Fridges & More

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

Personalize Your Room