University Summer Housing

The Office of Residential Life is pleased to offer summer housing to matriculating Wesleyan undergraduate students.  Students who require housing after the Saturday, May 14, 2016 closing deadline must submit an online Summer Housing Application.  Summer Housing begins on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 and closes on Friday, August 19, 2016. Transition housing is available for students living in university summer housing between Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

Wesleyan Summer Session participants can find housing and dining information on our Summer Session webpage located on the Residential Life website under Summer Housing.

Important Information

  • Summer Housing is ONLY available to matriculated Wesleyan undergraduate students.  Graduating seniors are not eligible unless enrolled in University Summer Session. Graduate students interested in summer housing should contact Amy Alfano, Assignments Coordinator, at or at 860-685-3550, to discuss their options.

  • Summer Housing will be double-occupancy and a very limited number of single-occupancy rooms in air-conditioned Bennet Hall. Summer Housing placement is on a first-come, first-served basis. Fraternities and societies are not designated as University summer housing and students who decide to stay at these locations should carefully check move in and move out dates, as they will not be eligible for University transition housing at the beginning or end of the summer.

  • Summer Housing begins on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 after 4 p.m. Transition housing (May 14, 2016 - May 24, 2016) is offered to summer residents who must remain on campus from the closing deadline until summer housing opens after on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. We will not be able to accommodate students asking to arrive earlier than 4 p.m. since we do not have any storage areas. Transition housing information can be found in the summer housing section of our website.

  • Summer Residents must stay for a minimum of two weeks after the opening of Summer Housing on May 24, 2016. Transition housing does not count towards the two week minimum.

  • Three students will be hired to serve as ResLife staff for the students living on campus this summer. It is their responsibility to help create community and maintain a safe and welcoming environment for residents. To view the Residential Life Summer Staff Application, please click here.  

  • The same University policies that apply during the academic year are in effect during the summer term. Students are expected to comply with the terms of the Summer Housing Contract, the Code of Non-Academic Conduct and all Community Standards.  To view a copy of the Summer Housing Contract please click here.

Application Process

  • Summer Housing Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however the priority deadline is Friday, April 22, 2016. Applications will not be accepted after Friday, July 29, 2016.

  • Students will be notified of their status by Friday, May 6, 2016.

  • We cannot accept changes or extensions to housing contract dates after Friday, July 22, 2016.

  • Students who break their summer housing contract at any point after Friday, May 6, 2016 will be charged a $150 contract breakage fee. A student can be charged the breakage fee for any breach of the contract, including moving out early or finding another place before University Housing begins.

  • To apply for summer housing please click here

Housing Costs

The cost of on-campus housing after May 14, 2016 is a prorated charge that is assessed to your student account*. The 2016 summer rates are the following:

  • Double-occupancy air-conditioned room: $24.00/day
  • Single-occupancy air-conditioned room*: $30.00/day

* Students at the highest level of financial need (2015-2016 parent contribution of $4,000 or less) may be eligible for a reduced housing charge.  Please contact with your request if you feel you meet this criteria.

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.  

These rates are for both transition housing and Summer Housing. Students will be charged for the entire length of time they spend in on-campus housing. If you are working for a department that is subsidizing your housing, please contact them to finalize dates and costs for the summer. 

If you have questions, contact the Office of Residential Life at 860-685-3550 or via email