Summer Housing

Please visit the COVID-19 page for updates regarding Summer Housing for Summer 2020. Information on this page is not current and will not be updated.

The Summer 2020 Housing Application is now live and can be accessed via my.mtholyoke under the Self-Service Menu/Request Application. Applications are due Friday, April 10, 2020. Due to concerns about international travel due to COVID-19, we are prepared to offer more housing than is typically available. To support this preparation, it would be helpful if you could fill out the application as soon as you know you are planning to stay so that we can plan accordingly.

Housing

Summer housing is available within the residence halls as follows and for the following groups:

Block A: Transitional housing is available from the last day of finals until May 23 for international students and other current students who can’t leave campus due to travel restrictions from the Center for Disease Control or other related concerns.

Block B: Summer housing is available May 24-August 22 for international students, students working or doing research on campus or with a Mount Holyoke faculty member and other current students if space is available.

Block C: Transitional housing is available August 23 until the start of school for international students and other students who can’t leave campus and plan to take classes at Mount Holyoke in the fall semester.

Priority for all summer Blocks will be given to international students needing to remain on campus for the summer or for situations when a student cannot leave campus due to travel restrictions from the Center for Disease Control or other related concerns.

The next priority for Block B is current students working on campus or doing research with a Mount Holyoke College Faculty member. If space is available, students working, taking classes or doing research off campus will be considered for Block B. Non-Mount Holyoke students, new students, graduating seniors, students recently withdrawn from the College, students returning from leave (including study abroad), or planning on taking a leave (including study abroad) for the Fall semester are not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.

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.

For those students working with faculty or a department on campus, the first step in applying for summer housing must be initiated by an MHC employee. International students and others may apply without the assistance of an employee. Applications are available March 6, 2020 and are due by April 10, 2020. Housing assignment notifications are sent on a rolling basis beginning in May.

All students who are applying to stay on campus must commit to stay for at least 4 consecutive weeks of Block B. Block B is divided into three time frames of 12 weeks (whole session), 8 weeks and 4 weeks. Blocks A and C do not count toward the 4 week minimum. 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 24, 2020-August 22, 2020 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, therefore students should make arrangements for a Sunday check-in. Single rooms are not guaranteed. Priority for single rooms goes to students who will be staying for the full 12 week term. Rates are not prorated for partial stays or a check-in that does not occur on a Sunday.

International students who request Block A and/or C should note this on their housing application by checking the appropriate box and must plan to stay on campus for at least one of the Block B summer housing timeframes (12, 8, or 4 weeks) adjacent to Block A or C, respectively. Transitional housing is NOT intended to facilitate a late stay or early arrival for convenience. The costs for housing during summer of 2020 are:

  • Block A: May 6-24: single room $339, double room $265
  • Block B: 12 week: single room $1,492, double room $1,159
  • Block B: 8 week: single room $995, double room $772
  • Block B: 4 week: single room $499, double room $389
  • Block C: August 22-September 6: single room $537, double room $483 (based on your Fall 2020 assignment).*

*Block C is the only period that includes meals in the Dining Commons beginning with dinner on August 23.

Cancellations: Students who attend Block A housing and cancel their Block B housing will be charged for 4 weeks of Block B housing. Students who cancel their Block B housing prior to August 22 will not be eligible for Block C housing.

Meals

Meals during the summer are available through a combination of access to kitchen facilities for students to prepare their own meals in residence halls and the dining commons which will be open for much (but not all) of the summer. Meal costs are not included in the cost of housing and are in addition to housing fees.

The dining commons is currently scheduled to be open as follows:

  • May 25-June 3: closed
  • June 3: dinner only
  • June 4-13: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • June 14: breakfast and lunch only
  • June 15-25: closed
  • June 25: dinner only
  • June 26-August 9: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • August 10: breakfast only
  • August 11-22: closed

This schedule will be reconsidered depending on the number of students who sign up to be on campus. Final hours will be updated in mid-April as well as consideration of a summer meal plan.

Dining rates during the summer are:

  • Breakfast: to be determined
  • Lunch: to be determined
  • Dinner: to be determined

Transportation to the Grocery Store

Grocery Store Shuttles: The college plans shuttles to grocery stores, malls and other popular locations during the summer. These services, dates and times will be determined closer to summer and will be based on the number of students who have registered to stay on campus. All registered students will be notified of the services available via email and updates to this website.

Health Services

Health Services is generally closed in the summer. The College is considering adding summer services depending on the number of students residing on campus this summer.

Counseling Services

On call services are available 24/7 by calling 413-538-2037. The College is considering adding summer services depending on the number of students residing on campus this summer.

Limited Campus Resources

Many offices on campus are working with minimal staff. If you have an emergency, you should contact Campus Police at (413) 538-2304 as they are open 24 hours, 7 days a week. There is a Professional Staff on call available during the summer on a limited basis. You can contact them through Campus Police by requesting to speak with the Professional Staff on call should you need their assistance. The College is considering adding summer services depending on the number of students residing on campus this summer.

Public Transportation

Additional information will be added as it becomes finalized.

Sports & Recreation

Additional information will be added as it becomes finalized.

Religious Services and Resources

Additional information will be added as it becomes finalized.

Events

Additional information will be added as it becomes finalized.

Blanchard Hours

Additional information will be added as it becomes finalized.

Library & Technology Hours

Additional information will be added as it becomes finalized.