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2019 Summer Housing

A limited number of student rooms are available for rent during the Summer of 2019.  Swarthmore summer housing is available only to current and active Swarthmore students, and students who are approved for a Fall semester return following a leave of absence.  At this time, we cannot accommodate non-Swarthmore students.

Members of the Class of 2019 are not eligible for summer housing, nor are members of the Class of 2023.  While we anticipate having a sufficient number of rooms available for all students who request, priority will be given to students based on the following:

  1. Swarthmore students participating in on-campus sponsored summer research with Swarthmore Faculty.
  2. International students and/or students with extenuating circumstances related to home or travel.

    and, if space allows
  3. Students working for an on-campus administrative department.
  4. Students participating in off-campus employment, internships, or research

Location & Amenities

  • PPR Apartments
    The PPR Apartments opened in Fall 2017, and is a suite-style residential community that forms a new courtyard with the Palmer and Pittenger communities near the shops in the "Ville". The majority of the apartments house 5-6 upperclass students in individual single-occupancy rooms, with some units holding up to 11 residents, and includes a shared common living room and kitchen space, bathroom and shower rooms.
  • Pittenger Hall
    Pittenger, connected to Palmer Hall contains multiple single and double occupancy rooms.  There are multiple gender-neutral bathrooms located throughout the building; and a kitchen space exists in the lower level next to the laundry room.  These dorms are located at the foot of campus, with great access to the Ville and the train station.

  • Roberts Hall
    The third part of the PPR family, Roberts is right next to Palmer and Pittenger, but its layout and feel are different. Roberts consists of singles, doubles, and triples arranged into suites, accommodating up to five people sharing a semi-private bathroom.  A spacious and complete kitchen flows into a very large common area—the center of hall life in a dorm of private suites. Rooms each have their own unique character, but are generally spacious with plenty of windows and high ceilings.

Air conditioning

Air Conditioning will be provided during the Summer in all rooms in the PPR Apartments, Pittenger, and Roberts.   Window A/C units will need to be installed by Facilities Staff for Pittenger and Roberts during the move-in period.  Additionally, all rooms are non-carpeted. 

Room Types & Roommate Preference

  • All Summer residents will be assigned a room based on class year, availability, and overall need.  The PPR Apartments will be reserved for rising seniors, and then following, rising juniors*.  Additionally, due to logistics, any students who currently lives in the PPR Apartments, Roberts, or Pittenger will be required to remain their room for the Summer 2019 term.  On the Summer Housing Application, applicants will have the option to indicate one person they would be willing to live with or next to.  Due to logistics, while we cannot always guarantee roommate preferences, they will be taken into consideration. 
  • Once students are approved for Summer Housing and pay their deposit, they will be invited to come to the Office of Student Engagement to select their room assignment for the Summer (assuming they are not currently living in the PPR Apartments, Roberts, or Pittenger).  We understand that some upper-class students may want to live with a group of friends in an apartment.  Apartments cannot be reserved for groups, however, individual students can select rooms next their friends once approved.  

Summer Housing Costs

There are three terms for summer housing: Term A, Term B, and Term C.  
Please note: There will be no exceptions made to the dates of each Term option; students will need to choose the term that best matches their Summer opportunity.  There are no prorated or partial charges permitted.

Term A (all-Summer): begins no earlier than SATURDAY May 18th and ends no later than 12pm on SATURDAY August 10th.  The Summer A Term is up to 12 weeks.

  • Cost: $1,360.  This term includes a partial meal plan consisting of 25 meals and $300 in "Summer Points" that can be used at both on-campus and off-campus dining establishments.  Additionally, one meal equivalency valued up to $7.00 is permitted once a day in Essie Mae's when the establishment is open.  

Term B (first-half of Summer): begins no earlier than SATURDAY May 18th and ends no later than 12pm on SATURDAY, June 29th. The Summer B Term is up to 6 weeks.

  • Cost: $860.  This term includes a partial meal plan consisting of 15 meals and $150 in "Summer Points" that can be used at both on-campus and off-campus dining establishments.  Additionally, one meal equivalency valued up to $7.00 is permitted once a day in Essie Mae's when the establishment is open.  

Term C (last-half of Summer): begins no earlier than SUNDAY, June 30th and ends no later than 12pm on SATURDAY, August 10th. The Summer C Term is up to 6 weeks.

  • Cost: $860.  This term includes a partial meal plan consisting of 15 meals and $150 in "Summer Points" that can be used at both on-campus and off-campus dining establishments.  Additionally, one meal equivalency valued up to $7.00 is permitted once a day in Essie Mae's when the establishment is open.  

Please note:

  • The meal plan is automatically built into each term, and is not subject to refund.  
    If a student runs out of meals and/or points, funds (Garnet Cash) can be added to their OneCard via the OneCard Website.

Housing Deposit and Payment

If approved for Summer Housing, students will be notified of this via email from the Office of Student Engagement.  Students will then be directed to visit the Onecard Office to pay a required $50 deposit.  This deposit reserves a room for the student, and is applied to the cost of the term a student selects.  If a student pays the housing deposit and decides not to reside in Summer Housing, they will NOT receive the deposit back.  Once students pay the deposit, they will receive permission to visit the Office of Student Engagement to select their room for the Summer.

All Summer Housing payments must be made in the Onecard Office.  They accept cash, or all major credit cards.  The following are the deadlines for when payments are due (please note that the payment deadlines were made in conjunction to the College's student payroll schedule):

Term  Housing Deposit Due At Least First 1/2 Payment Due Final Remaining Payment Due
A $50 - due after receiving approval from OSE At least $655 due by June 13, 2019 Remaining balance due by July 11, 2019
B $50 - due after receiving approval from OSE At least $405 due by June 13, 2019 Remaining balance due by June 27, 2019
C $50 - due after receiving approval from OSE At least $405 due by July 11, 2019 Remaining balance due by August 7, 2019

 

Move-In Dates

Students assigned to Roberts or Pittenger Hall:

  • Students participating in Summer A or Summer B Term will be able to move from their Spring Residence Hall room into Pittenger Hall between Saturday, May 18th, and Monday, May 20th.  A student's Spring room assignment must be vacant and clean no later than 5pm on Monday, May 20th.
  • Students participating in Summer C Term will be required to move out on the required Spring move-out deadline of Friday, May 17th.  They are permitted to return to campus on or after Sunday, June 30th.
  • Please note that the end of the academic year, there are several residentially-based projects that occur that involve multiple offices, which includes Facilities & Maintenance, Event Management, Alumni Relations, and Graduation.  Due to this, students may be asked to stay in their Spring room assignment for a longer period of time and/or be relocated to a temporary room assignment.  We ask students to be flexible, as there may be some amendments to the moving dates listed above.  Should there be any changes, the Office of Student Engagement will work directly with impacted students.  

Students assigned to the PPR Apartments:

  • Students assigned to the PPR Apartments will be permitted to remain in their Spring room assignment throughout the Spring move-out deadline, and will be permitted to move into the apartments on WEDNESDAY, May 29th.  All residents must vacate their Spring room assignment no later than THURSDAY, May 30th.
  • Please note that the end of the academic year, there are several residentially-based projects that occur that involve multiple offices, which includes Facilities & Maintenance, Event Management, Alumni Relations, and Graduation.  Due to this, students may be asked to stay in their Spring room assignment for a longer period of time and/or be relocated to a temporary room assignment.  We ask students to be flexible, as there may be some amendments to the moving dates listed above.  Should there be any changes, the Office of Student Engagement will work directly with impacted students.  

Students participating in Summer Term C:

  • Students participating in Summer Term C must completely vacate their Spring Room no later than Friday, May 17th, 2019.

Move-Out Dates

Move-Out for Term B (first-half of Summer):

  • Students participating in Term B can move out at any point before Noon on Saturday, June 29th

Move-Out for Terms A or C (second-half or full Summer):

  • Students participating in Term A or Term C can move out at any point before Noon on Saturday, August 10th

Please note: All residence halls close on Saturday, August 10 at Noon and will re-open on Friday, August 30.  Please make appropriate plans, as there are no exceptions to this. 

 

Application & Timeline

The Summer Housing Application is now available via the *new* Swarthmore Housing Portal.  The Housing Portal serves as a one-stop shop for students for all housing selection and application completion.

How to Access the Summer Housing Application:

  1. Log into MySwarthmore, and within the Student Information Main Menu section, select "Housing Portal" from the menu.  You will then be taken to the Housing Portal Website. 
  2. On the Main Screen you will see your name, photo, current housing and dining information and several content tabs at the top of the page.  The content tabs are labeled.
  3. The Home tab will always take you back to the main page.  The Application & Forms tab will show you any applications or forms that you are eligible to complete.  Select 2019 Summer Housing Application (Summer 2019).  
  4. Complete the application by the priority deadline of Friday, March 29, 12:00pm EST.  Please note that you will need to sign an electronic agreement, agreeing to the terms, conditions, and expectations of Summer Housing before you are permitted to complete the application.
  5. Once you complete the application, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions.

Housing Accommodations

If you have a current housing accommodations or for more information about the Student Disability Services and the accommodations process at Swarthmore, please contact Student Disability Services.

Alternative Off-Campus Housing

Students who are interested in off-campus activities for the Summer are welcome to apply for Summer Housing , and will be offered a spot should space be available based on priority.   The following are additional resources for students to consider, especially for those that are desiring to either live off-campus or closer to Philadelphia:

  • Swarthmore Classifieds, a campus-based source of information about off-campus housing and additional resources

The following are summer housing resources onsite University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, both institutions located in the University City area of Philadelphia:

Questions???

Please email Sam Waters, Residential Communities Coordinator & Summer Housing Coordinator or Isaiah Thomas with any questions.