Summer Housing

Updated information for Summer Housing 2018 will be available in March 2018.

Summer 2017 Information

The Summer 2017 Housing Application is now live and can be accessed via MyMountHolyoke under the Self-Service Menu/Request Application. Applications are due Monday April 24, 2017. 

A limited number of residence hall rooms are available on campus during the summer.  Priority is given to current students working or doing research with a Mount Holyoke College Faculty member or international students needing to remain on campus for the summer.  If space is available, students working, taking classes or doing research off campus will be considered.  Non-Mount Holyoke students, new students, graduating seniors, students recently withdrawn from the College, students returning from leave (including study abroad), or planning on taking a leave (including study abroad) for the Fall semester are not eligible for summer housing.

PaGE students are eligible to stay on campus for the summer but must apply for summer housing through the PaGE Program.

For those students working with faculty on campus, the first step in applying for summer housing must be initiated by an MHC Faculty member or employer.  Summer Housing Applications are available in late March. The summer housing application deadline is April 24, 2017.  Housing assignment notifications are sent at the beginning of May.  

In order to apply for housing, students must clear all of their financial obligations with the College through the Student Financial Services Office and clear any other holds in place by Health Center, Counseling Services, Dean of Studies or Residential Life.

Summer Housing is available from May 28, 2017 through August 19, 2017.  Outside of the defined summer session, housing will only be available on a limited exception basis.

All students who remain on campus must commit to stay on campus for at least 4 consecutive weeks (between May 28 through August 19).   The three timeframes available for summer housing are 12 weeks (whole session), 8 weeks and 4 weeks.  The 12, 8 and 4 week sessions were chosen because most students who are doing research or an internship do so for those time periods.  The weeks must be consecutive and within the May 28, 2017 - August 19, 2017 time period.  Students will be billed for the full time period that they sign up for, whether they stay the whole period or not.  The weeks run from Sunday to Saturday and therefore students should make arrangements for a Sunday check-in.  Rates are not prorated for partial stays, unused meals or a check-in that does not occur on a Sunday.

Meal plan options will be available for students to purchase between dinner on June 25, 2017 and lunch on August 18, 2017.  No dining facilities will be open between May 28, 2017 and June 24, 2017.   The summer residence hall will have a kitchen for residents to utilize.  

The costs for housing during summer of 2017 are:

  • 12 week:  single room $1,392, double room $1,080
  • 8 week:  single room $928, double room $720
  • 4 week:  single room $464, double room $360

Single rooms are not guaranteed.  Priority for single rooms goes to students who will be staying for the full 12 week term.

Meal Plan Info:

The meal plan will be available beginning with dinner Sunday, June 25 through lunch Aug 18, 2017.  Students can purchase lunch only, dinner only or both in weekly increments. The week would include any five lunches or dinners they choose within the seven day week and expire at the end of the week. Students will have the ability to add money to their card at Auxiliary Services or on line with a credit card.

The costs for meals per week:

  • Lunch $30.00/week
  • Dinner $45.00/week
  • Both lunch and dinner for $75.00/week. 

Students must sign up to participate in the meal plan by June 12.

Transitional Housing:

Students needing housing before May 27th and after August 18th

Transitional housing is the period before summer housing begins and after summer housing ends.  Transitional housing dates do NOT count toward the minimum 4 week housing criteria.

Students who request exceptions to stay on campus before May 28, 2017 or after August 19, 2017 timeframe must contact Residential Life directly, must be eligible, and plan to stay on campus for at least one of the summer housing timeframes (12, 8, or 4 weeks).  Special consideration is given, but not promised, to students who need housing between the end of spring semester and May 28, 2017 and those who require housing after August 19, 2017.  This exception will not be made for students ineligible for summer housing or to facilitate a late stay or early arrival for convenience.  There will be separate charges associated with any exceptions made for an additional stay.  Meals will be offered on a cash basis during these weeks before and after summer housing.

Students who request transitional housing before summer housing begins must be in summer housing a minimum of 4 weeks beginning May 28th.  Students who request transitional housing after August 19th must be in summer housing a minimum of 4 weeks beginning July 22nd.

Students who are in transitional housing between May 8th and May 26th and cancel their summer housing will be charged for 4 weeks of summer housing in addition to the transitional housing rate.  Students who cancel their summer housing prior to August 19th, their transitional housing will also be cancelled.

The cost for transitional housing are:

  • May 9-May 27: single room $315, double room $245
  • August 19-September 2: single room $232, double room $180 (Based on your Fall 2017 assignment)