2023 Housing Information

The Washington College of Law does not provide housing for Summer Program participants. In previous years, participants have chosen to stay in the AU Dormitories or have found housing on their own. 


A block of rooms at American University’s dorms have been reserved for participants attending the Summer Programs. Single and double accommodations in East Campus are available.

East Campus houses students in double and single rooms with private bathrooms.

Each floor community has a central lounge space with a kitchen, lounge furniture, and television for students to study or socialize with their community. Each floor also has a laundry room. Steps away is East Campus Market, a grab-and-go style food market.

The virtual tours available here are representative of a given room type. Each space varies based on room sizes and dimensions. Each virtual tour includes some decorative items and a MicroFridge to show what the room looks like when occupied, but these items are not included in rooms.

Please note that there is no cookware in the shared kitchen, except for a microwave and an oven. Additionally, refrigerators are only available to rent, and information on that process can be found on: www.myfridgerental.com. Typically My Fridge Rental needs at least a week of advance notice. 

American University is conveniently located less than a mile away from the Tenleytown-AU metro stop and the University offers a free shuttle from main campus to the metro and to WCL throughout the day.

Please note that housekeeping is not available. Additionally, AU only provides linens, a blanket, pillow, pillowcase, and a small towel.  If you prefer a larger towel or hand towel, please bring one with you. 


  • Single Occupancy Room on East Campus. $95 per night plus 15.95% DC Hotel Tax

  • Double Occupancy Room on East Campus. $79 per night plus 15.95% DC Hotel Tax

  • 25 Administrative Fee added to all reservations


Registration Process:

  • All participants must use the following registration portal; https://american.starrezhousing.com/StarRezPortalXRegistration

  • Registration Portal will be active beginning on Monday, April 3 at 9am Eastern.

  • Registration Portal will close on Friday, April 28 at 5pm Eastern.

  • Payment in full via credit card is required to complete the registration process.

  • Participants will select their bed room, therefore roommate requests will not be accepted. Instead, participants will need to coordinate and those who have a desired roommate will need to select the correct room assignment.

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Other Housing Options

The Academy on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law is not affiliated with any designated accommodation option, and has no special option. If you decide to make a reservation, please make sure you have understood all the policies and costs related to your accommodation before making it.


Quaint lodging which usually includes basic amenities, such as beds, dressers, desk, telephone and TV. Some budget hotels have both shared and private bathrooms.


Offer quaint lodging in private rooms with both shared and private bathrooms, depending on price. Bed & Breakfasts usually tailor to those who are looking for comfort, charm, and affordability. Most include shared amenities, such as a shared kitchen, common room, and TV room.


Accommodations usually include a small kitchen, private bathroom, and bedroom. In apartment-style accommodations; the atmosphere is less like a hotel, and more like a private residence. Apartments are available both unfurnished and furnished. Accommodations of this nature will vary tremendously in both amenities and cost. Browse through options on Craigslist: DC for daily/weekly/monthly sublets. We recommend looking for something available in Tenleytown, Friendship Heights, or Cleveland Park.


Hotels include more modern day amenities and services than dormitories, budget hotels, and a bed & breakfast. Lodging usually includes a private bathroom, cable television, A/C, restaurant, and guest services. Hotels sometimes include an indoor/outdoor pool, exercise facility, and laundry facilities.


The most luxurious of your options, these hotels usually include many amenities and guest services. Most luxury hotels include luxurious guestrooms with cable TV, A/C, robes, and maid service, as well as fitness facilities, pool, and dining services on site.


The most basic of accommodations, most rooms will be dormitory-style with multiple beds in a shared space. These will be located further from campus, so transportation expenses and time would need to be factored in to your decision. Some have common space, kitchen, meals and internet included. Amenities vary.

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton - Washington DC - Chevy Chase Pavilion - starting at $209 per night.

  • Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC/Friendship Heights - starting at $189 per night

  • Days Inn by Wyndham Washington DC/Connecticut Avenue - starting at $110 per night

  • American Inn of Bethesda - starting at $139 per night

  • Kimpton Glover Park Hotel - starting at $169 per night

  • The River Inn - starting at $179 per nigh

  • Hotel 1600 - starting at $159 per night

  • Washington Marriott Wardman Park - starting at $189 per night

  • Omni Shoreham Hotel - starting at $229 per night

  • The Fairfax at Embassy Row - starting at $199 per night