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

Through services including on-campus housing, residential programs, involvement opportunities, and off-campus resources, our goal is to allow students to focus on their education in and out of the classroom. We strive to create meaningful student experiences in the residence halls and on-campus while encouraging students to learn and grow together in a community.


Incoming Student Applications: First-year and transfer students can learn more about the housing assignment process by visiting the Incoming Residents webpage.

Returning Student Applications: Didn't apply yet? No problem. Returning students can still apply for 2020-2021 housing through the AU Housing Portal and will participate in future waitlist selections. Learn more about the waitlist and housing options on the Returning Room Selection webpage.

2020-2021 Housing & Licence Agreement: The housing & license agreement has been updated. Please review

Off-Campus Housing Fair: Join us for our annual fair where we bring together local rental properties, campus partners and DC resources to help with your off-campus housing. RSVP in advance and to participate in our prize raffles!

Open Room Change: Current residents can apply to change rooms between 12 p.m. Monday, January 27 through 12 p.m. Tuesday, April 7.


Best Nest Contest: Our Best Nest Contest is closed. 

Advice from AU students: Hear pro tips about living on campus and making the most of the AU experience from current students.

Inclusion is __.: Watch our staff share what inclusion means to them. What does inclusion mean to you?

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