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 16, 2020 closing deadline must submit an online Summer Housing Application.  Summer Housing begins on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 and closes on Friday, August 21, 2020. Transition housing is available for students living in university summer housing between Saturday, May16, 2020 - Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

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 Megan Conte, Operations 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 (Alpha Delt and/or Psi U) 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.  Please note, that students are prohibited from living in 184 and 276 High Street, as they are not recognized as housing options during the academic year and remain off limits to students.

  • Summer Housing begins on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 after 4 p.m. Transition housing is offered to summer residents who must remain on campus from the closing deadline until summer housing opens after on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. 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 26, 2020. 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 go to the Housing and Staff Selection system in your WesPortal (please note that staff applications will only be visible when a search is being held for the position).  

  • 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.  A copy of the Summer Housing Contract is available for you to review.

Application Process

  • Summer Housing Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however the priority deadline is Monday, April 27, 2020. Applications will not be accepted after Friday, July 24, 2020.

  • Students will be notified of their status by Friday, May 1, 2020.

  • We cannot accept changes or extensions to housing contract dates after Friday, July 24, 2020.

  • Students who break their summer housing contract at any point after Monday, May 4, 2020 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. If you move out 1-7 days earlier than indicated after the contract is signed, you will still be charged for those days. 

  • To apply for summer housing please click here.

Housing Costs

The cost of on-campus housing after May 16, 2020 is a prorated charge that is assessed to your student account*. The 2020 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 (2018-2019 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. On the following dates, requests that have been received up until that point will be reviewed: March 7, April 4,  April 18 and May 2. 

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