The Basics

Summer housing will be provided in Magill Hall, Kemp Hall, and The Gates for approximately 70 students. Students currently living in the Gates at Wesleyan will have the option of extending their lease to the summer if they fit the criteria below. Students admitted into summer housing will live in double rooms with a bathroom shared with other students on the floor. To be eligible for summer housing, students must be in financial good standing with the Business Office, registered for Fall 2015 classes (this means that recent graduates are not eligible) and fit one of four criteria:

  • A student may be employed full-time by the University during the period of residence
  • A student may be conducting research for a faculty member
  • A student may have an international home address
  • A student may be participating in the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)

Students who fall out of compliance with any one of the required criteria will be asked to vacate summer housing within 48 hours.

Summer residence halls will be staffed with Resident Assistants (Click here for Summer RA Application Information) , and Office of Residential Life policies and procedures remain in effect throughout the summer term. Summer housing is a privilege, and violations of policy will almost certainly result in termination of a student's housing for the rest of the summer. 

Application Dates and Deadlines

Applications submitted by Thursday, April 16, 2015 will receive priority consideration on a first-come, first-served basis.  Students who apply after April 16, 2015 will be accepted and housed based on the availability of spaces. If you do not meet one of the criteria indicated above for summer housing your application will be considered after the applications of those that do.

Students accepted into summer housing who will be living in the residence halls during May Term may remain in their current residence hall spaces until June 1st, 2015 when they will begin moving into their assigned summer spaces. For your information, between May 29th and June 7th, there will be no hot water on campus due to annual boiler and steam tunnel maintenance (Hot showers are available at the Shirk center during that time).

Summer Rent, Rebates and Deadlines

The cost of summer housing double room (in Magill or Kemp) is is $653, but students who move within the approved "rebate windows" can earn two $50 rebates ($100 total reduction) for a total summer housing cost of $553.

Students who request and are assigned a single room will be charged an additional $50/month in rent.

At this time, there are only a few regular singles available, and super singles cannot be offered at this time. Closer to the start of summer housing, based on the number of assignments, a few super singles may be granted at charged an additional $100/month in rent.


There are a few instances whereby the University will subsidize a portion of students' summer housing charges.  These primarily include students participating in faculty-sponsored on-campus research (approved through the Provost's Office) or the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  These subsidies will cover the basic, double room charges for each month (less the 2 rebates), or $534.


A $50 moving rebate will be available to students who move to and from their summer space within the rebate window and guidelines. Students with moving date conflicts will not qualify for the rebate:

Check-in rebate ($50)

  • Pick up summer keys on May 31 or June 1, 2015 (between 9am and 5pm)
  • Return completed RCR to hall desk by 5:00 PM on June 1, 2015.
  • Schedule and attend a check-out appointment with staff member for May Term 2015 space on May 31 or June 1, 2015 (between 9am and 5pm)
  • May Term room is appropriately clean; all belongings have been removed.

Check-out rebate ($50)*

  • Pick up Fall 2015 keys on August 1 or 2, 2015 (between 9am and 5pm)
  • Return completed RCR to hall desk by 5:00 PM on August 2, 2015.
  • Schedule and attend a check-out appointment with staff member for Summer space on August 1 or 2, 2015 ( between 9am and 5pm )
  • Summer room is appropriately clean; all belongings have been removed.


Summer housing will be charged according to the following schedule. Months are billed on an "all-or-nothing" basis. This means that a months rent will not be pro-rated by day or week. A student living in the residence hall for all or part of the month will pay the entire month's rent. Rebates and rent will be reported to the Business Office within the first five days of the month of residence and will be applied to student accounts as per Business Office procedures.

Charge Amount Pays For Charge Date

$468 (Magill or Kemp Double)


$1030 (Gates Single)

June and July Rent

June 2, 2015
$185 (Magill or Kemp Double)


$340 (Gates Single)

August Rent

(until normal students are able to return)

August 1, 2015 


Starting Friday, March 6th the application will be live in the MyHousing Portal , through the student's account. 

For help logging into MyHousing, check out this video: Log into MyHousing

For help with the application, check out this video: Completing Housing Registration (Please note, it talks about a different application, it is the same process. You will only need the first part of the video.)