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2024 Summer Housing

Summer Housing is offered from May 24, 2024 - August 3, 2024. 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 will be available in your Housing Portal beginning in March 2024. 

Summer Housing is available to students who are members of the Class of ‘25, ‘26 and ‘27.  Members of the Class of 2024 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 2024, the 10-week window for housing is: Fri, May 24 - Sat, August 3, 2024

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 - $1450
    • Option A: May 24, 2024 - August 3, 2024
  • 9 weeks - $1350
    • Option B: May 24, 2024 - July 27, 2024
    • Option C: May 31, 2024 - August 3, 2024
  • 8 weeks - $1250
    • Option D: May 24, 2024 - July 20, 2024
    • Option E: May 31, 2024 - July 27, 2024

Residence halls close on Friday, May 17 to all non-graduating students.  The Summer term residence halls open on Friday, May 24 (Options A, B, and D) or Friday, May 31 (Options 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 17 and May 24 (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 24, 2024. If you are currently living in College-owned housing and select Options C or E, you MUST completely vacate your residence hall room no later than Friday, May 17. Interim housing is not available in between spring and summer for students unless they select A, B or D.

  • Spring 2024 residential students who select options A, B, or D: 
    • Will receive interim housing from May 17 - May 24  
      • Locations: Mertz and NPPR
  • Spring 2024 residential students who select options C or E: 
    • Must completely vacate residence hall rooms no later than May 17 
      • Interim housing is not available from May 17 - May 31 
      • Storage on campus is not provided

Summer housing will not be prorated for students who need housing for less than 8 weeks. Summer housing ends for all students on August 3, 2024. Late move-outs are not possible and all students are expected to depart campus by Saturday, August 3, 2024. 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 17 - May 28 
  • August 2 - August 3 

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, 2024. 

We hope to finalize Summer Housing assignments by early May. Students living in summer housing may be assigned to a single, double, or larger occupancy rooms in a variety of residence halls. Summer residence hall assignments are based on the total number of summer housing applications received and the Residence Hall Renewal plans. 

Meal Plan

All residence hall summer housing students will have a meal plan of 20 meals and $250 in points 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.