Closing Information

Spring Closing
As students begin making summer plans, we ask that they that remember all residential units (including program houses) must be vacated and keys turned in by Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 1 p.m.  Only graduating seniors and students who have been pre-approved by the Office of Residential Life can remain in their rooms after Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 1 p.m. Students who have not been pre-approved or guests of pre-approved students are not permitted in University Residences, including apartments and wood frame houses. Unapproved students will be asked to leave campus and will be fined and may be referred to the Student Judicial Board. 
Students who do not check out of their rooms will incur a late check-out fine of $200.00, and may also incur additional per diem charges until they vacate their rooms. To be considered checked out, all items must be removed from residence and the keys returned to Residence Life before 1 p.m. The fee will be charged for anytime over 1 p.m.  

It is important that students vacate their residences on time so Physical Plant staff can start repairing and cleaning the Reunion and Commencement residences (200 Church, Bennet, Clark, and Hewitt) and rooms can be cleaned and repaired for students that have to transition to other rooms. We transition over 200 students working for Reunion and Commencement/summer housing participants and it is important that people leave on time so we can prepare these rooms. 

Reunion and Commencement Week
Housing is available beyond Saturday, May 14, 2016 if the student will be living in University summer housing (excludes fraternities and societies) or is employed by the University for reunion and commencement.  

*Students working on research who are not living on-campus for the summer or students that have decided to live off-campus for the summer are not eligible for housing during Reunion and Commencement week.

Students who need to stay for Reunion and Commencement week and are not working for Bon Appetit or University Relations, need to complete a Transition Housing application by Friday, April 22, 2016 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 5, 2016. Housing extensions will not be granted for academic extensions after the closing deadline.

Students living in the 200 Church, Bennet and Clark Halls, Hewitt and program houses without house managers will be required to relocate if approved to stay beyond May 14th. For more information about transition housing, please visit our website at

All students who work for Reunion and Commencement week need to move out of their residence by 4:30 p.m. on May 23, 2016.

Students who are transitioning to University summer housing or Summer Session housing will move to their new assignment on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 after 4 p.m.
Since we do not have the facilities to store items, we are not able to accommodate requests to move in prior to that time.

The University no longer offers storage at Long Lane. For a list of local storage providers, please visit the following website: If you are looking for a storage company that delivers on Labor Day weekend (the weekend returning students move in for the fall) we recommend Graebel Van Lines. Their contact information can be found on the storage website. 

University Summer Housing
On-campus summer housing will be located in Bennet Hall (fraternities and societies are not consider University summer housing) and is available between Tuesday, May 24, 2016 and ends Friday, August 19, 2016.  Summer housing is available for Wesleyan undergraduate students that meet the following criteria:

  • Summer Session Classes
  • 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: $24.00/day
Single-occupancy air-conditioned room*: $30.00/day

*We have a very limited number of single-occupancy rooms and we cannot guarantee that all requests can be accommodated.

Students must register for a minimum of 2 weeks. Students who break their contract at any point after Friday, May 6, 2016 will be charged a $150 contract breakage fee.

The priority deadline for summer housing applications is Friday, April 24, 2015 and applications are accepted on a rolling basis until July 29, 2016 if space is available.  Students will be notified of their summer assignment the week of May 5th

Students who choose to not live in University summer housing will not be able to move back to campus before Saturday, September 3, 2016.

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