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2023 Summer Housing

Summer Housing is offered from May 19, 2023 - July 29, 2023. Students who have received a summer opportunity from the College receive priority status for summer housing reservations so long as all steps in the process are completed in a timely fashion. Failure to apply for housing in a timely manner may result in lack of summer housing availability or may result in you being placed on a housing waitlist. The Summer Housing application is available in your Housing Portal. 

Summer Housing is available to students who are members of the Class of ‘24, ‘25 and ‘26.  Members of the Class of 2023 and students who are not currently enrolled at the College are not eligible for summer housing.

The default summer housing term is 10 weeks. Students may select a shorter summer term of 8 or 9 weeks, and are eligible for a prorated rent. There is no additional proration for terms shorter than 8 weeks during the summer. Students who accept a summer opportunity are not required to live in summer housing. 

For summer 2023, the 10-week window for housing is: Fri, May 19 - Sat, July 29, 2023

Students who choose a reduced stay of 8 or 9 weeks between the established housing dates will be prorated accordingly. When reserving summer housing, please select one of the options below: 

  • 10 weeks - $1380 for 2023
    • Option A: May 19, 2023 - July 29, 2023 
  • 9 weeks - $1280 for 2023 
    • Option B: May 19, 2023 - July 22, 2023
    • Option C: May 26, 2023 - July 29, 2023
  • 8 weeks - $1180 for 2023
    • Option D: May 19, 2023 - July 15, 2023
    • Option E: May 26, 2023 - July 22, 2023

Residence halls close on Friday, May 12 to all non-graduating students.  The Summer term residence halls open on Friday, May 19 (Options A, B, and D) or Friday, May 26 (sections C and E).  If you are currently living in College-owned housing and you select options A, B or D, you will receive interim housing in between May 12 and May 19 (location TBD). If you are not currently living in College-owned housing you will not be able to access your housing assignment earlier than May 19, 2023. If you are currently living in College-owned housing and selection options C or E, you MUST completely vacate your residence hall room no later than Friday, May 12. Interim housing is not available in between spring and summer for students unless they select A, B or D.

  • Spring 2023 residential students who select options A, B, or D: 
    • Will receive interim housing from May 12 - May 19  
      • Locations (TBD) 
  • Spring 2023 residential students who select options C or E: 
    • Must completely vacate residence hall rooms no later than May 12 
      • Interim housing is not available from May 12 - May 26 

Summer housing will not be prorated for students who need housing for less than 8 weeks. Summer housing ends for all students on July 29, 2023. Late move-outs are not possible and all students are expected to depart campus by July 29, 2023. Students who need housing outside the dates listed above should consider off campus housing options. 

The summer housing rent includes a small meal plan to help subsidize your meal costs during the summer term. Specific hours of operation and total number of meals available will be shared closer to the beginning of the summer term. The meals provided are not meant to be a full meal plan and students should budget separately for meal costs during the summer term. 

Please note: summer housing is prioritized for students who have received Swarthmore College sponsored summer opportunities. Depending on the number of students (with summer opportunities) who accept summer housing, space may be available for students who have not accepted College sponsored opportunities. Summer opportunities will be verified with respective offices/departments listed on the summer housing reservation form that students received via email. 

Students who choose to live in summer housing may be required to move multiple times throughout the dates listed above. Students must also be available during the following dates to complete moves: 

  • May 26 - May 28 
  • July 28 - July 29 

Payments for summer housing will be made through the Housing Portal and final rent payments must be submitted no later than 8:00am on July 1, 2023. 

We hope to finalize Summer Housing assignments by mid-April. Students living in summer housing may be assigned to double or larger occupancy rooms. Students may be housed in single and double occupancy rooms in a variety of residence halls, including PPR apartments, Palmer, Parrish, Pittenger and similar locations. Summer residence hall assignments are based on the total number of summer housing applications received. 

Meal Plan

All residence hall summer housing students will have a meal plan provided as part of their summer rent. Additional information about dates and locations will be shared by Swarthmore Dining.

Questions: please email Housing for more information.