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Welcome to Housing & Residence Life


  • Do you need to stay on campus for Winter Break? Apply in your Housing Portal and learn more here.
  • Learn about Fall 2023 Closing dates, procedures and policies.
  • 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.
  • Get ready for Spring! Learn about Spring 2024 opening dates and procedures. 
  • Want to work in HRL? We're hiring RAs and DRs for the 2024 - 2025 academic year as well DRs for the 2024 Spring semester. Learn more here!


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 or bedloft for your room? Our partnerships make it 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!

Best Nest: Decorate Your Room