Purpose of Program
Wesleyan owns and maintains a limited
amount of rental housing units near the campus for the purpose of providing
transitional living space for newly appointed faculty, professional
librarians, and administrative staff who relocate at the time of their
initial appointment at the university.
Eligibility Guidelines for Wesleyan
Priority access to rental housing, as
available, is given to newly appointed faculty, professional librarians, or
administrative staff members,* provided their residence at the time of their
initial appointment is 25 miles or more from campus.
Maximum Permitted Period of Rental from
faculty members receiving tenure will be expected to obtain
non-university housing within three years following receipt of tenure.
- All others will be
expected to obtain non-university housing within two years of their
original rental date.
Assignment of Personnel to Available
- The university’s
rental agent, in consultation as required with the vice president for
academic affairs and provost and/or the vice president for finance and
administration, assigns rental units to tenants on the basis of
availability and type of housing requested by perspective tenant.
- Houses and
apartments of three or more bedrooms are only available to multiple
- Rental fees are
comparable to fees typically charged for similar, non-university rental
properties available in Middletown, Connecticut. Market comparability is
assessed from time-to-time by the university.
- Rental fees are
paid one month in advance through payroll deduction.
- Leases are
typically one year in length, renewable each July 1 and are subject to
lease modifications as required. Due notice is given before any lease is
- Reassignment of an
individual or a family to other rental housing at the request of the
university will be made, in all possible cases, with three months
- Tenants and
prospective tenants will be provided maintenance standards and a clear
statement of responsibilities of the university and those of the tenant.
administrative staff member is an employee who is not a temporary employee
and is not a member of a bargaining unit or of the faculty or a professional