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Welcome to Housing & Residence Life


Open Room Change: Click here to learn more about our open room change process, opening in September.

Looking for Off-Campus Housing: Utilize the AU Off-Campus Housing webpage to learn about off-campus housing and search for available properties.


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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Student Employment Opportunities

Get involved at Housing and Residence Life through our employment opportunities available for students.

Student Opportunities

Residence hall councils

Residence Hall Association

Be part of the Residence Hall Association (RHA) - Hall Council, General Assembly, activities, and more!

About RHA

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

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The Best Nest Contest

To see previous contestants and winners, get updates on the next contest or just to get room inspiration - click here.

Best Nest: Decorate Your Room