Residential Halls | American University of Sharjah

Welcome to your home away from home!

On-campus housing is the most convenient place for students to live while studying at any university. At AUS, this is no exception. Over 1,400 students live on campus and enjoy being close to the academic buildings, library, food court and Sports Complex.

Our five men's and five women's residential halls offer a living environment that is very rich in its multicultural atmosphere and offers you a balanced mix of social and academic activities. The residential halls give you a place to live, relax, exercise and study in comfort.

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Are you a student who will be coming to live in the AUS Residential Halls for the first time? You are at the right place to get information.
Our role is to make your time at AUS more comfortable, prevent any stress and help you make a seamless change from home to the residential halls. In this section we hope to provide all the useful information.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Once you have applied to AUS and received a Letter of Admission from the AUS Office of Enrollment Management, you can apply for on-campus accommodation using one of the following two options:

For New Students

You can apply for student housing on campus online once you have received an acceptance letter from the AUS Office of Enrollment Management, along with your AUS email username and password. You can apply for on-campus accommodation using one of the following two options:

Online Housing Application for New Students

We encourage all new applicants to use the online Housing Application Form if they wish to stay in the residential halls on campus. You will be able to do this when you receive your AUS email username and password.

1. Please go to banner.aus.edu and login using your AUS email username and password.
2. Once logged in, go to Current Applicants and then Housing Application Form for Applicants.
3. Read the Housing Agreement.
4. Select the Residential Hall and Room Type preferences.
5. If you are applying for a sharing or semi-private room and know the AUS ID and name of your roommate, please enter it where asked on the form.
6. Enter remarks or additional information in the Remarks field.
7. Click Submit Application if you have completed all the required information.

Note: You have an option to save the form and submit it later.

Once we process your application, we will send you an email to your registered email address confirming your room details.

Important: Please ensure that all necessary pre-registration fees have been transferred to AUS. This includes the Room Reservation Fee of AED 500 and the Seat Reservation Deposit of AED 5,000. Submitting the Housing Application Form along with the required fee does not guarantee that a room will be assigned as this is subject to availability. All applications are subject to being processed on first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions related to the application process or the residential halls, please see the other FAQs on this page, email [email protected] or call +971 6 515 2244.

For Current AUS Students Living Off Campus

If you are already an AUS student and want to stay in the residential halls, please download the Housing Application Form from here. Complete the form and send it to [email protected]. Ensure that the AED 500 Room Reservation Fee has been paid.

For Current Resident Students

Students in the residential halls who want to renew their agreement for the upcoming semester will have to log in to the Banner system and apply for a renewal of agreement for the specified semester and during the period of application submission announced by Student Residential Life. It is important to note that the accommodation agreement is valid for full-time registered students only.

If you have any questions related to the application process or the residential halls, please visit our  or write us at [email protected] or call +971 6 515 2244.

For Students Who Have Graduated

Students can stay in student housing for a short time after graduating. This is to help graduating students who are looking for job options in the UAE, finalizing graduation tasks or any personal paperwork.

Graduate student housing fees

Short stay: AED 90/- per day
Long stay: AED 80/- per day (monthly rate)

Please note:

  • Housing is applicable to single graduate students.
  • Housing is applicable on private rooms only.
  • Housing is subject to room availability.

If you are interested in staying in the residence halls after graduation, please send us an email at [email protected] and a member from our team will reach out to you.

Forms, Fees and Rules

Residential Halls Forms
Residential Halls Fees

The residential halls fees and payment information is available here.
For further clarification on fees or payments please contact [email protected].

Sponsored students who are not sure about their room fee coverage should contact the Office of Enrollment Management by logging your query to https://infodesk.aus.edu.

For information on financial grants or scholarships applicable on the room fee, please contact the Office of Financial Grants and Scholarship at [email protected] or view their webpage here.

Rules and Regulations

Our residential halls are home to a community of young men and women who come from varying cultures and backgrounds.

Like in any community, there are certain rules and regulations. They are primarily for the benefit of the students and the campus community as a whole and should be understood and followed by all resident students.

To view the policies governing resident student conduct, please click here.

Activities and Facilities

Every one of our residential halls is fully equipped with a computer lab, laundry room, snooker and pool table, table football, Wi-Fi connectivity, and vending machines stocked with snacks. Most residential halls have fitness rooms, too.

Additionally, the TV lounge has a cable TV with all the major networks such as BBC World and CNN. The campus has a wide variety of sit-down restaurants and fast food outlets created to suit various lifestyles and budgets. A full list of the outlets on campus with their timings is available here. Students can also order takeaway food (home delivery) from numerous outlets off campus.

We offer resident students a number of leadership and employment opportunities, as well as frequent events and entertainment. By living on campus, resident students also have the liberty of arranging their work schedules around classes and can enjoy the convenience of working where they live.

 

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants (RAs) help students navigate life on campus. As the building blocks of the residential halls community, RAs have strong leadership skills, inform students about the academic support options available and help students understand the policies outlined in the Student Handbook. Most importantly, they help foster a sense of community among the students living on campus.

Resident Assistant FAQs
What are the general requirements to be an RA?
  • You must be a full-time undergraduate student and preferably have lived on campus before. However, student leaders who have not yet had the opportunity to live on campus but who would like to do so are encouraged to apply.
  • Outstanding leadership, team building, organizational and interpersonal communication skills are essential.
  • You must have a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • You should be in good standing and have no discipline record when applying.
  • You must be available to work evenings and weekends, and before and after the residential halls open each semester.
What are the specific job responsibilities?

The RA is a peer leader and mentor for 25-40 residential students who live on the same floor. The RA is expected to know each of their residents and build a strong community among their residents and residential block. RAs will connect residents to university resources and extracurricular opportunities to enhance student success and enthusiasm for AUS and the residential community. The RA will report to the Senior Supervisor and work closely with other supervisors in the halls and their peers.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide leadership and role modeling

RAs are expected to serve as a positive role model for their peers, the Student Residential Life Department and AUS. It is expected that RAs are excellent leaders on campus.

  • Provide support, counseling, advising and referral

RAs are expected to be available to their residents in their hall. RAs will help to support student success by advising and referring students to the appropriate resources on campus and, when necessary, mediate concerns and problems. Each RA will be required to meet at least twice a semester with each resident to check in. This can include a conversation about how the student is connecting to the campus, the student’s wellbeing and their academic success.

  • Develop a sense of community in your hall

RAs are responsible to create community among their residents and help build lifetime friendships. RAs will be required to conduct four programs each semester for their residents that support their personal, social and academic development. RA will assess the needs of the community when creating programs. RAs will connect their residents to the AUS campus and further extracurricular, leadership and community service opportunities through their school/college and the Office of Student Affairs. The RAs will work together as a team to create two programs each year that welcome and celebrate the community.

RAs are expected to design door tags once a semester for their residents and bulletin boards that add vibrancy to the community.

RAs will lead RA meetings once a semester and at other times when necessary to go over policies and other matters of the community.

  • Educate students on university policies and provide support

RAs are expected to abide by university policy and work with their students to understand the community expectations as stated in AUS policies and outlined in the Student Handbook. RAs will document and enforce policy. Within the residential halls, RAs serve on duty each night on a rotating basis from 6:00 p.m. to midnight.

RAs will be trained to mediate conflicts between roommates and other residents when necessary in order to build a respectful community.

  • Complete administrative tasks

RAs will be expected to be timely with administrative tasks necessary to run the residence hall community. Paperwork can include following up on maintenance work orders and health and safety checks.

  • Work as part of a team

RAs are committed to learning the leaderships skills to be successful and will actively participate in education and training activities. RAs should be knowledgeable about all services and resources available to a student. It is expected RAs will be involved with training activities possibly in the summer and a week before the semester begins. There will also be two in-services during the semester that RAs are expected to attend.

There will be four to eight RAs hired per block, so it is expected that each RA will work as a team to demonstrate a sense of pride and enthusiasm for their residential hall community. The RAs will be supported by their Hall Supervisors and the Student Residential Life department. RAs will work together to create a nightly duty schedule to ensure residents have a peer to turn to each night. Duty will be from 6:00 p.m. to midnight.

  • Complete RA training activities

RAs are committed to learning the leaderships skills to be successful and will actively participate in education and training activities. RAs should be knowledgeable about all services and resources available to a student. It is expected RAs will be involved with training activities possibly in the summer and a week before the semester begins. There will also be two in-services during the semester that RAs are expected to attend.

What compensation will I receive for being an RA?

RAs will receive a free private room for the Fall Semester 2022 and Spring Semester 2023 in one of our residences on campus

What are some other benefits of being a RA?

As an RA, you will have the opportunity to serve in a role that is recognized around the world as one of the top leadership positions on a university campus. Through this role, you will improve your skills in the following areas: teamwork, ability to work with a diverse group, management and leadership skills, interpersonal communication and public speaking, advising and helping skills, and event planning. These skills will be widely appreciated during your future job search!

Will I have to sign an agreement?

In return for the opportunity to serve as a RA, you will get a free private room for Fall Semester 2022 and Spring Semester 2023, so you will be expected to sign an agreement that outlines the requirements of the position and what would happen if you fail to meet the contract. This will be discussed further if you are hired.

What happens if an RA fails to meet the expectations stated in the agreement?

All RAs will be supported as they take on their tasks in this newly restructured role. Student Residential Life staff will work with RAs to rectify any concerns. If this is not possible, the RA may step down or be terminated. If this happens, the student will be moved to another space on campus and will have to pay for their room assignment. We will hire alternates in case a student is unable to perform as expected.

Can I choose which residential hall I work in?

Assignments are made based on your personality and gender, and the needs of the particular residential halls. Your preference is asked during the application process, and all efforts are made to place staff where they wish to be, but it is not guaranteed. We will also have designated first-year buildings, and you may be assigned to work in one of these if you are determined to be a good fit.

I see RAs serve “on duty.” What does that mean?

Every night that school is in session, there will be a RA available for the residents of their building. This is referred to as “duty.” Duty for residential halls begins at 6:00 p.m. each evening and ends at midnight. The RA is also expected to perform rounds throughout the building(s) while on duty, and sit at the front desk. This lets RAs easily interact with residents and creates opportunities for them to assist students looking for peer support.

Do RAs have to stay over breaks?

No, but you will be asked to return to campus early for training and for preparing the building for residents. You will be asked to stay to close the buildings at the end of the spring semester as well.

Are there any weekends that I must be on campus?

Yes! RAs need to be available for special event weekends, which include, but are not limited to, the first and last weekends of the semester, Exploration Day events, Global Day, Battle of the Halls, RA trainings and on-duty nights. You will be able to leave but this should be coordinated with your RA team and Senior Supervisor.

Do RAs have roommates?

No. The reason is that RAs need to be there for residents at any time, and it is more comfortable for a resident to come to a RA room that is more private.

This a lot of responsibility. Will I get the support I need?

Yes. We will build in support from the supervisors and central staff in the Student Residential Life Department. You will also have the support of the RA team in each building, as there will be anywhere from four to eight RAs in each block.

RAs will actively participate in education and training activities before the fall semester begins. The training will help RAs be knowledgeable about all services and resources available to a student. RAs will be fully prepared to meet the expectations after training, which will take place a week before the semester begins and as well as in the summer (remote and in person). There will also be two in-services during the semester that RAs are expected to attend. RAs will also have one-on-one meetings with their supervisor in the building and with the Student Residential Life central staff.

I am involved in co-curricular/extracurricular activities. Can I be an RA?

Yes. Many RAs have also been involved in co-curricular/extracurricular activities. Please keep in mind that other commitments should not significantly interfere with your ability to establish supportive relationships with your residents and fulfill the responsibilities of the role.

Can I have another on-campus job while serving as an RA?

Yes, but this should be discussed with your supervisor. Please keep in mind that other commitments should not significantly interfere with your ability to establish supportive relationships with your residents and fulfill the responsibilities of the role.

How many credit hours may I carry?

It is expected you will be a full-time student. RAs must appeal to continue their appointment if they are registered for fewer than 12 undergraduate credit hours.

Will being an RA affect my privacy?

It can. The very nature of being an RA means that you are someone that residents talk to in times of stress and crisis. Sometimes this means right before you are about to do something else, or while you are studying for a test. The spirit of teamwork among the staff in each of the halls means that this is kept to a minimum as much as possible. You also have the support of supervisors 24/7 to help you deal with an issue, so sometimes a referral to one of them is all that is necessary.

Whom should I contact if I have any additional questions?

For more information, please contact [email protected]

Security and Staffing

Following international best practice for university residential facilities, around-the-clock security will always be in place in the halls, with a Residential Life Resource Officer (RLRO) present at all times in each of the halls. For further support to our resident students, full- time Residence Hall Coordinators (RHC) are on duty during the day, assisted by a full-time receptionist in each hall. Additionally, two RHCs are on duty rotation across the whole residential hall complex, ensuring that there is an RHC available 24/7. 

In keeping with the university’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and tolerance, the staff in all of these roles represent many different nationalities, cultures and religions. As always, AUS will strictly adhere to internal safety protocols and UAE Ministry of Education guidelines when it comes to security in the halls. Additionally, a card access system introduced in the halls to manage incoming and outgoing traffic to the halls. This ensures that students can only access the building in which they reside, increasing security across all halls.

Frequently Asked Questions

About the Rooms
What type of rooms are available in the residential halls?

There are three main room types in the men’s and women’s halls: private, semi-private and sharing.

Private room: Single occupancy with private bath and kitchenette

Semi-private room: Single occupancy with a shared bath and kitchenette

Note: The bath and kitchenette are shared between the two occupants of adjacent semi-private rooms only.

Sharing room: Double occupancy with a shared bath and kitchenette.

Note: The two occupants of this room share the bath and kitchenette facility available inside this one room.

What do the floor plans of the rooms look like?

The typical layouts for the three room types are shown below. Slight variations may exist in the design and furniture based on the various residential halls available at AUS.

Private and Sharing Room Floor Plan

Private and Sharing Room Floor Plan

Semi-Private Room Floor Plan

Semi-Private Room Floor Plan

What is the difference between each residential hall and how do I decide my room type preference?

The online housing application requires you to mention your preference for a specific hall block. All residential halls consist of two blocks. For example, residential hall AB Women consists of “A Women” and “B Women” interconnected blocks.

Although the room types and designs are quite similar for all halls, please note certain differences as follows:

  • MN and PQ men’s residential halls do not have private rooms and only have sharing and semi-private rooms.
  • All women’s residential halls have similar design and room types.
  • I Women and PQ men have some additional rooms with bathrooms for students with physical disability. Furthermore, I Women has an elevator facility to go to first floor.
What is provided in my room?

All residential halls bedrooms have similar standard furnishings. You will have a single bed, a study desk, a rolling chair, a wardrobe, a bedside table, roller blinds and an air-conditioning unit. A new bedding set consisting of one quilt, a mattress protector, a pillow and a bed sheet set are also provided for new resident students. For returning resident students, a set of washed linen (except pillows) will be provided. Private rooms also have a sofa and a coffee table. A small fridge and a hotplate are available in each room. The fridge is shared if a person is in a sharing room.

What type of electric plugs and voltage are used?

We have the three-pin British Standard electric plugs and a voltage rating of 230V, 50 Hz.

Facilities and Services for Resident Students
What are the facilities and services in the halls?
  • High-speed Wi-Fi in all common areas and student rooms
  • Computer rooms with network printers
  • Laundry rooms with heavy duty washer and dryers (free to use but detergent is not provided)
  • Once a week room cleaning by Cleanco staff
  • Fitness room
  • Table tennis and foosball table
  • Vending machines for snacks/soft drinks/coffee/tea (coin operated)
  • Large screen TV with satellite TV channels in the student lounge
  • Free-to-air satellite channels available inside all rooms (TV not provided)
Is there Wi-Fi access in student rooms?

Wi-Fi is available in all student rooms as well as common areas of the residential halls, such as the TV lounge and computer labs. You can contact the IT Department if you are unable to configure your computer to this Wi-Fi.

Are meals available in the residential halls?

All the residential halls are self-catered. There are kitchenettes in all rooms as well as shared common kitchens. However, meals can be ordered from several restaurants (both off campus and on campus) until midnight. Food outlets are available in the Student Center, and a coffee shop is located in the Library Building and SBA building.

Do you have a common kitchen in the residential halls?

Yes. Each residential hall has a common kitchen, and all rooms have kitchenettes with a hotplate and a sink.

Is there a shop on the campus for hall residents?

Two minimarts are located on campus: one in the Student Center and one located in front of the women's residential halls. They offer a variety of grocery items, fresh fruits and vegetables, and other household items. Also on campus are a men's barbershop, a pharmacy and other commercial outlets.

Do you provide wheelchair access for disabled persons?

We request any applicant who has a physical disability to contact the Student Residential Life Department through [email protected] to get further clarification prior to applying for a room in the residential halls. The room size and entrances are large enough to accommodate wheelchair users on the ground floor. There is a ramp at the entrance of each residential hall. Residential halls have limited number of rooms with a bathroom designed specifically for students with a disability.

What transportation is available on campus?

A convenient campus bus service runs between the residential halls and the academic buildings. Additionally, there is bus service to Sharjah malls and the Dubai Metro during the school week, and to Abu Dhabi and Al Ain on the weekends. The University City service also runs buses to and from different parts of Sharjah to campus. You can also call taxis to pick you up from the residential halls for off-campus trips. More information on transportation, including schedules, can be found here.

Are shopping malls easily reachable for students living on campus?

There is a scheduled bus service between the halls and malls/supermarkets in Sharjah. The schedule is posted on the hall notice boards as well as here.

Is there a room cleaning service in the residential halls?

Yes. Each student's room is cleaned once a week according to a set schedule.

Do you provide bed linens and towels?

We only provide a new set of bed linen once to each new resident (i.e., bed sheet, pillow, pillowcase and a quilt). The washing of the linens during the semester must be done by the resident.

What are the laundry facilities in the halls?

There are heavy-duty washers and dryers in each of the residential halls' laundry rooms.

Reserving, Changing or Cancelling A Room
How do I apply for accommodation in the AUS residential halls?

For New Students

You can apply for student housing on campus online once you have received an acceptance letter from the AUS Office of Enrollment Management, along with your AUS email username and password. For details on how to apply for a room in the residential halls, click here.

Once we process your application, we will send you an email to your registered email address confirming your room details.

Important: Please ensure that all necessary pre-registration fees have been transferred to AUS. This includes the Room Reservation Fee of AED 500 and the Seat Reservation Deposit of AED 5,000. Submitting the Housing Application Form along with the required fee does not guarantee that a room will be assigned as this is subject to availability. All applications are subject to being processed on first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions related to the application process or the residential halls, please see the other FAQs on this page, email [email protected] or call +971 6 515 2244.

For Current AUS Students Living Off Campus

If you are already an AUS student and want to stay in the residential halls, please download the Housing Application Form from here. Complete the form and send it to [email protected] Ensure that the AED 500 Room Reservation Fee has been paid.

For Current Resident Students

Students in the residential halls who want to renew their agreement for the upcoming semester will have to log in to the Banner system and apply for a renewal of agreement for the specified semester and during the period of application submission announced by Student Residential Life. It is important to note that the accommodation agreement is valid for full-time registered students only .

What is the room fee for the residential halls?

The residential halls fees are posted here .

How will I know whether my Housing Application Form has reached you?

We will acknowledge receiving your housing application form via an email to your AUS email address. If you do not receive this acknowledgement, you can contact us at [email protected] Receiving this acknowledgement does not mean a room has been reserved for you.

How do I know that a room has been reserved for me?

We will send a confirmation to you by email to your AUS email account. If you did not receive this in time, please follow-up by emailing [email protected]

Will I be assigned any room type or hall I want?

Although we try to allocate accommodation based upon your preferences, it is not always possible to assign your choice of room type or the specific hall you may have requested.

The chances of you getting your preferred choice depends upon availability. The room assignment is processed in the following order:

  • The students who are already residing in the residential halls get first preference for their existing room for the coming semester
  • The next preference is for students who are applying for the first time.
What if I don’t get one of my preferred room choices?

We recommend that you accept what you are offered if you definitely want to live in a residential hall, as we are unable to reallocate rooms before the start of the term. Once the term has begun, if you are still unhappy with your room, it may be possible for you to transfer to another room/hall. However, this would depend upon availability at that time.

What if I want to transfer to another room?

Students are allowed to switch rooms once only in the first two weeks of the semester. The Residential Halls Management will entertain the request for room transfer based on a valid reason. Students reserve the right to request a change in their room type or residential halls prior to checking in. Students who want to upgrade their room choice are required to pay the difference prior to moving. Students who want to downgrade their room choice will be compensated according to the withdrawal policy stated in the Housing Agreement.

Do you guarantee me a place in a residential hall?

Although most applicants get a room in the residential halls, room assignments are subject to availability since a limited number of rooms are available.

What is the cancellation procedure?

To cancel your room assignment before checking into the residential halls, please send a written notification to [email protected] or in person to the Student Residential Life Department.

Cancelling your room assignment after checking in is termed as withdrawal, and this must be done by approaching your Residential Hall Supervisor in person to document the cancellation and process your check-out. A room fee refund is applicable when you withdraw from the residential halls as follows:

Withdrawal persiod

How long can I stay after my room assignment is cancelled?

You will have 48 hours to vacate your room once the Housing Agreement has been cancelled.

Living in the Halls
When can I move into my assigned room?

Residential halls open one day before the university orientation date in fall and spring semester. Check the online academic calendar for the specific date.

How do I find the location of my residential hall?

The notification sent to you regarding your assigned room also confirms the residential hall name. The online campus map shows the location of all the residential halls. There are separate residential halls for men and women.

Will my room be safe and secure?

University security operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Security staff regularly patrol the campus. No one is allowed in your room without your presence unless it is for cleaning or maintenance purposes or in special circumstances mentioned in your Housing Agreement and the Student Handbook . Doors of the rooms operate through an electronic access using a smart card.

Can I have guests stay in my room?

The only guests who can stay overnight in your room are friends who live in other AUS residential halls. They can visit you in your room for the purpose of study, based on the approval of the Residential Halls Coordinators.

How do I connect my personal computer to the campus network in my room?

All residential halls rooms have network sockets with high-speed Internet access. You will need to connect your PC/laptop using a network cable. Students should provide their own cable. There is no additional fee for this network usage.

Can I bring my car to the AUS campus?

Yes, you can but you will need to register your car with AUS Security. Parking areas are available at each residential hall.

Can I bring my bicycle or electric scooter?

Bicycles and electric scooters are allowed. Bicycles must be stored outside the residential halls. Bicycle parking racks are available outside most buildings on campus.

  • Residents are responsible for leaving electric scooters outside the residence in the parking lot, or they can store them inside their rooms. During leaves, residents must ensure that the electric scooters are completely shut down.
  • Residents are not allowed to park their scooters in the corridors, in order to prevent any blockage or obstruction of the evacuation paths. It is also prohibited to ride scooters inside the residence under any circumstances.
  • SRLD can't store the electric scooters in the residence halls stores due to the lack of relevant safety conditions.
  • In addition to the above points, electric scooters must be registered with AUS Security.
Am I allowed to bring my own furniture or fixtures for my room?

No additional furniture or fixtures are allowed in the rooms, but you can bring your other personal belongings such as a TV, an iron and ironing board, a kettle, linens and towels.

Can I put up my own pictures/decorations in my room?

As long as the pictures/decorations are easily removable and leave no stains or holes in the wall and furnishings, there will be no objection. If the wall is damaged due to the use of nails or if there is damage to the wall or furniture, there will be charges at checkout time.

Are the halls single-sex or mixed?

All the residential halls are single sex. Men's and women's residential halls are completely separated on campus.

Do you provide accommodation for couples or families?

Currently we do not have residential halls for couples or families.

Is there a quiet wing for graduate students?

There is no assigned quiet wing in any of the residential halls. Quiet hours are designated daily between 12 midnight and 7 a.m. Excessive noise can be reported to the staff on duty at any time.

Staying During Breaks or Between Semesters
Can I stay at AUS during vacations?

Your stay in the residential halls during semester breaks and when the university is officially closed must be approved by Student Residential Life management.

During short semester breaks of three weeks or less, you can stay in the hall as long as you are registered for courses and have reserved a room for the next semester. You will be charged AED 30 per night during this overstay period.

Any student who wants to stay during the short semester breaks of three weeks or less but who has not reserved a room for the next semester must pay AED 90 per night. A maximum three-night stay is allowed in such a case.

Students who want to stay during the summer term must attend summer courses or be enrolled in an AUS-approved internship. Those students enrolled in AUS-approved internships must submit the following documents if they plan to live in the residential halls during the summer:

  • letter from the college/school confirming your internship
  • letter from parents confirming that you can stay in the residential hall during summer
  • letter from the employer confirming the internship period
Do I have to vacate my room during breaks between semesters and during short university holidays?

Your Housing Agreement is for one semester and must be renewed before the end of that semester. If you don't renew your agreement within the set period, as announced by residential halls management, you lose the right to stay in the residential halls. We cannot guarantee that the same room or any other vacant room will remain available.

During the break between fall and spring semesters, you may store your belongings in the residential halls subject to availability of storage space and in coordination with the residential halls staff. However, you need to ensure that you have a room reserved for spring semester.

For summer term, please check to see if your residential hall will be open for summer term students. If it is and you are not staying, you need to vacate your belongings from the room completely. You may contact residential halls staff for temporary storage during this period. If the residential hall is closed for summer, you need to properly pack your items and take all your valuables since there will be maintenance of your room by external vendors.

During other short breaks when the university is closed, most residential halls remain open; however, AUS has the right to close any residential halls building based on the number of students staying in it and for operational requirements.

We strongly encourage you to take all valuables when the university is closed, or you are staying out of the residential halls. AUS will not be liable for any of your belongings that you leave behind in the residential halls.

Can I leave my belongings in my room during the vacations?

Limited storage may be provided, subject to availability, for international students without local residence. These packed belongings should not exceed two cartons/suitcases. Students who wish to leave any belongings in the hall must sign a Waiver of Liability, which is available from the Residential Hall Supervisor.

Any student belongings left uncollected in storage for more than eight weeks will be donated to a local charity, as per Residential Halls policy.

Contact Us

Student Residential Life Department 
American University of Sharjah 
PO Box 26666, Sharjah, UAE
Email | [email protected]
Tel +971 6 515 2244

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