Wesleyan Rental Housing Program
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 Rental Housing
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 the University
- Tenure-track 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 Rental Housing
- 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 occupants.
- 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 modified.
- 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 notice.
- Tenants and prospective tenants will be provided maintenance standards and a clear statement of responsibilities of the university and those of the tenant.
* An 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 librarian.