Summer Housing

The Summer 2022 Housing Application is now live and can be accessed via my.mtholyoke under the Self-Service Menu/Request Application. Applications are due Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

Eligibility to stay on campus for the summer:

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,  international students, or students with a hardship needing to remain on campus for the summer.   If space is available, students working, taking classes, or doing research off-campus will be considered.

Not eligible to stay on campus for the summer:

Non-Mount Holyoke students, new students, graduating seniors, students recently withdrawn from the College, students returning from leave (including study abroad), or planning on taking a leave (including study abroad) for the Fall semester are not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.


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 Faculty member or employer. Summer Housing Applications are available March 17, 2022. The summer housing application deadline is April 13, 2022. Housing assignment notifications are sent on a rolling basis beginning in May.


In order to live in summer 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 29, 2022 to August 20, 2022. 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 staying on campus for at least 4 consecutive weeks (between May 29 through August 20). The three time frames 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 29, 2022-August 20, 2022 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.  Rates are not prorated for partial stays or a check-in that does not occur on a Sunday.

The costs for housing during summer of 2022 are:

  • 12 week: single room $2,150, double room $1,918
  • 8 week: single room $1,434, double room $1,280
  • 4 week: single room $717, double room $640

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

Transitional Housing

Students needing housing before May 29 and after August 20.

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

Students asking for exceptions to stay outside of the May 29–August 20, 2022 timeframe should note this on their housing application by checking the appropriate box.  Students must be eligible and plan to stay for at least one of the summer housing timeframes (12, 8, or 4 weeks) already.  Special consideration is given, but not promised, to students who need housing between the end of the spring semester and May 29 or those who require housing after August 20, 2022.  This exception will not be made for students ineligible for summer housing or to facilitate a late stay or early arrival for convenience.  Students should plan accordingly for these gap periods, as housing is not guaranteed during this time.  There will be separate charges associated with any exceptions made for an additional stay.  

Students who request transitional housing before summer housing begins must be in summer housing for a minimum of 4 weeks beginning May 29. Students who request transitional housing after August 20 must be in summer housing for a minimum of 4 weeks beginning July 24.

Cancellation: Students who are in transitional housing between May 10 and May 28 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 20, their transitional housing will also be canceled.

Transitional housing rates are:

  • May 10–May 28:  single room  $515, double room $460
  • August 20–September 4: single room $390, double room $345 (based on fall 2022 assignment)


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 when open.

Dining Common Hours:

Additional information will be added as it becomes available.

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. 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. 

Counseling Services

On call services are available 24/7 by calling 413-538-2037.

Limited Campus Resources

Many offices on-campus work with minimal staff during the summer months. If you have an emergency, you should contact Public Safety & Service 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 Public Safety & Service by requesting to speak with the Professional Staff on call should you need their assistance. 

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.


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.