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2021 Summer Housing

Summer 2021 Housing

last update: March 31, 2021

The College is exploring how it could support having a limited number of students reside on campus for a portion of the summer.  Students being considered for housing must be awarded summer funding or offered employment by the College that requires them to be on campus. Any student able to complete their work remotely (research, academic, or employment), should plan to do so. As was our practice last year, students with extenuating circumstances that prevent them from departing from campus for the summer may request consideration for emergency summer housing through the Dean's Office. 

Additional information about how eligible students may apply for housing consideration will be released in early April 2021. As housing will be limited and involve an application process, please do not assume availability or purchase travel tickets until you have received a confirmation of housing.

For additional information, please review the below community message sent on March 31, 2021

To: Program Administrators, Students, and Faculty Division Chairs (please share with relevant Academic Department and Program Chairs)

From: Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Willie-LeBreton, Vice President for Finance and Administration Greg Brown, and Vice President for Student Affairs Jim Terhune

Re: Communication Regarding Student Summer Opportunities

Date: March 31, 2021

While our focus is on completing the spring semester, the coming summer has already sparked a number of conversations and questions among staff, faculty, and students particularly with regard to summer opportunities, campus housing, and travel restrictions. As this year has taught us, flexibility is key, so we strongly encourage students and faculty alike to be prepared to pivot between an on-campus and/or virtual plans for summer activities. 

Here is where we are now: While vaccinations are becoming more available, the director of the CDC warns that we must remain vigilant for the next few months or face our own peril. To this end, the College is exploring how it could support having a limited number of students reside on campus for a portion of the summer.  Students being considered for housing must be awarded summer funding or offered employment by the College that requires them to be on campus. Any student able to complete their work remotely (research, academic, or employment), should plan to do so. As was our practice last year, students with extenuating circumstances that prevent them from departing from campus for the summer may request consideration for emergency summer housing through the Dean's Office. 

Further guidance regarding on campus residency this summer will be forthcoming. For information regarding off-campus travel, please see below.

International Travel

If you have been awarded a summer opportunity, you may not use that funding to travel internationally. As we learn of surges, the spread in Covid-19 variants, restrictions on entry imposed by other countries, and unevenness in the distribution and availability of vaccines across the globe, consistent with CDC guidelines, we are not in a position to authorize sponsored international travel this summer. 

Domestic Travel

If you have been awarded a summer opportunity, you may use that funding to travel domestically, that is to say, within the United States. We expect you to observe social distancing, remain masked, follow state, city, and organizational guidelines to comply with best health practices. If you are able to get vaccinated, we encourage you to do so well in advance of any planned travel this summer.

These guidelines apply to May, June and July. Additional information about travel to and from campus in August will be forthcoming.

Summer Student Employment

The Student Employment Office will be providing guidance to students and campus employers soon. Generally, you can anticipate a process that is similar to the practices that have been in place for the past year regarding remote, hybrid and in-person job opportunities.  As always, work-aided students will be given preference for filling summer employment opportunities.