From: Stacey M. Phelps, Assistant Director of Residential Life

To: All Students on Campus

Subject:  Spring Residence Hall Closings and Summer Housing

 Date: March 1, 2012


Spring Closing
As you begin making your summer plans, please remember all residential units must be vacated and keys turned in by Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 12 p.m. (noon).  Only graduating seniors and students who have been pre-approved by the Office of Residential Life can remain in their rooms after Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 12 p.m. (noon). Students who fail to check out of their rooms will incur a late check-out fine of $150.00, and may also incur additional per diem charges until they vacate their rooms.

 Reunion and Commencement Week (please read this section thoroughly):
If you need housing beyond Saturday, May 19, 2012 for one of the reasons below* 
 Summer Session Classes
University Summer Housing
 Reunion and Commencement Employment
*Students working on research and are not living on-campus for the summer are not eligible for housing during Reunion and Commencement week.

Students who need to stay for Reunion and Commencement week must apply through through Residential Life.  Applications are available at and are due on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.  Please note that applying for an extension does not guarantee the application will be approved.  Only extenuating circumstances will be considered and students will be notified via email the week of May 1, 2012.

Students who are approved to stay past 12:00 p.m. (noon) on May 19, 2012 may be required to move out of their spring housing assignment into a temporary location.  Students living in the Butterfields, Clark, Fauver Residence Hall, Hewitt, International House, and Russian House will be required to relocate if approved to stay beyond May 19th.

Graduating seniors are automatically approved to stay in their current housing assignment until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2012 and do not have to submit an application.

All students who worked for Reunion and Commencement week need to move out of their residence by 4:30 p.m. on May 28, 2012.

Students who are transitioning to University summer housing or Summer Session housing will move to their new assignment on Tuesday, May 29, 2012.

The University offers summer storage for students through Physical Plant at Long Lane.  Space is limited and is intended for students who do not live within driving range (New England, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and Pennsylvania are exempt).  Storage is on a first come, first serve basis and you can store up to 5 boxes or mini-refrigerators (no size limit on boxes or mini-refrigerators) for $20 a box/refrigerator.  Storage is open on a limited schedule:
Thursday, May 17, 2012                   2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Friday, May 18, 2012                         2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 
Saturday, May 19, 2012                   11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

For additional information regarding summer storage, please contact Jeff Sweet at 860-685-3763 or

Summer Housing
On-campus summer housing will be located in Fauver Residence Hall (fraternities and societies are not consider University summer housing) and is available between Tuesday, May 29, 2012 and ends Saturday, September 1, 2012.  Summer housing is available for Wesleyan undergraduate students that meet the following criteria:
University Employment
International Student

Seniors who have graduated and people not matriculated at Wesleyan are not eligible for summer housing.

The daily rate for summer housing is:
Double-occupancy air-conditioned room: $22.90/day
Single-occupancy air-conditioned room*: $28.63/day
*We have a very limited number of single-occupancy rooms and if you indicate interest in a single-occupancy room we cannot guarantee your request will be honored.

Students must register for a minimum of 2 weeks. Students who break their contract at any point after Friday, April 27, 2012 will be charged a $150 contract breakage fee.

Dining services will not be open to summer students and you will be responsible for your own meals.  Applications for summer housing will be available on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at The priority deadline for summer housing applications is Friday, April 27, 2012 and applications are accepted on a rolling basis until July 27, 2012 if space is available.  Students will be notified of their summer assignment the week of May 8th

 Students who choose to not live in University summer housing will not be able to move back to campus before Saturday, September 1, 2012.

If you have any questions, please contact Residential Life by phone at 860-685-3550 or by e-mail at