Summer Housing Information

Limited summer housing is available for current IWU students only for Summer 2021. Due to anticipated continued restrictions related to COVID-19, all summer residents will live in single rooms in Dodds Hall. All of these single rooms are within suites which share a bathroom.

To be eligible for IWU summer housing, students must be in financial good standing with the Business Office, registered for fall classes (recent graduates are not eligible) and fit one of four criteria:

  • Employed full-time by the University during the period of residence
  • Conducting research for a faculty member (approved by Provost)
  • International home address
  • 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 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 likely result in termination of a student's housing for the rest of the summer. 


Application Dates and Deadlines

The application will be live in the MyHousing portal starting Friday, April 2, through the student's my.iwu.edu account. 

For help logging into MyHousing or with the application, check out this video:  Completing Housing Application  (Note: Video is about a different application, but the same process. You will only need the first part of the video.)

Applications due by Tuesday, April 28 at 12:00pm. Late applicants will be accepted and housed if space is available. Students who do not meet one of the above criteria will be considered after the applications everyone else.

Summer housing residents will remain May Term spaces until ORL designates a time that they will begin moving into their assigned summer spaces (see Moving Timeline below). 

Summer Charges/Rent

The cost of summer housing rent is billed monthly on an "all-or-nothing" basis. A student is staying for all or part of the month will pay the entire month's rent. Summer 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 Type of Housing

Total of $963 for Summer 2021

(Billed $321 Per Month  for June, July, and August)

Residence Hall (Single room for Summer 2020)

From end of May Term - When students return in August 

Note: Students not living in the residence halls for the fall need to check out when students move to Fall residence hall spaces, and are only charged for June and July. 

University Subsidies

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) through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  These subsidies will cover the cost of a standard room.

Moving Timeline 

Summer Housing Move-In:

  • Students will move into their summer assignments Sunday, May 30 & Monday, May 31. Keys will be available at the summer hall desk 9am-4:30pm both days. 
  • Students need to fill out their Room Condition Report in MyHousing (click on 'other tasks' on top right).
  • Students need to schedule and attend a check-out appointment with a summer RA to check out of their May assignment either day of move out between 9am and 4:30pm either day (room should be appropriately cleaned and all belongings out of the room before they can check out).
Summer Housing Move-Out:
  • Students will move into their fall assignments Saturday, August 1st & Sunday, August 2nd. Keys will be available at the summer hall desk 9am-4:30pm both days. 
  • Students need to fill out and return their Fall Room Condition Report  in MyHousing (click on 'other tasks' on top right).
  • Students need to schedule and attend a check-out appointment with a summer RA to check out of their summer assignment either day of move out between 9am and 4:30pm either day (room should be appropriately cleaned and all belongings out of the room before they can check out).

***Dates and Hall/Room type subject to change based on university needs***