Standby Status Information


Standby status means that there are no available beds for housing applicants at this current time. However, this does not necessarily mean that you will not be able to live on campus. You can log in to the housing student portal to view any room openings that may have resulted from a cancellation. We encourage students to log in at least once a day, but more if possible, to check for openings. Please see below for additional opportunities to select a space or be assigned a space in the future.

  1. As we receive cancellations, bed spaces will open for students to select. If you don’t have the opportunity to select a space we will begin manually assigning students to cancellation spaces.
  2. If a student does not pay their Assignment Confirmation Prepayment by May 1, students will be dropped on May 2 and those spaces will be available to students on standby status.

Standby Status FAQs

Instead of utilizing a waitlist, AUH uses standby status. When there are no more rooms available for students to select on the portal, students will need to check the housing student portal frequently to look for openings. We encourage students to check at least once per day, if not more.

In years past, we have typically exhausted our standby status by early to mid-summer, sometimes faster.

As we get closer to the May 1 deadline, students who will be attending another institution will decline their acceptance and withdraw their housing application and assignment. This will open up space for our standby students.

We are still very early in the year and have plenty of time to work through our standby status lists.

Students will log on to the housing student portal to view vacant spaces by clicking on the “Apply for Housing” link at the top of the home screen. This will take you to the Room Selection portion of the housing application where you can search for open rooms.

Students that are unable to find an open room prior to room selection closing on April 24 will be manually assigned as space becomes available.

We would encourage roommate pairs to choose a single space, even if this means removing the roommate group for the time being. Once you both are in an assignment, you can continue looking for a fully vacant suite to see if you can reassign yourselves at a later date.

The room will automatically appear on the student portal as soon as a student cancels or is dropped from their assignment.

Last Updated: April 10, 2020