Summer Housing 2018

A limited number of student rooms are available for rent during the Summer of 2018. Swarthmore summer housing is available only to current and active Swarthmore students. At this time, we cannot accommodate non-Swarthmore students.

Members of the Class of 2018 are not eligible for summer housing, nor are members of the Class of 2022.  While we anticipate having a sufficient number of rooms available for all students who request, priority will be given to students who are:

(a) international students and/or students with extenuating circumstances related to home or travel 

(b) students participating in sponsored summer research, and, if space allows

(c) students working for an administrative department. 

If additional rooms are available, they will be offered to students on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are working for the Admissions Department, your housing will be assigned through your office sponsor, and thus you do NOT need to complete this form.

Location

  • PPR Apartments
    • ​The PPR Apartments opened in Fall 2017, and is a brand new 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, and includes a shared common living room and kitchen space, bathroom and shower rooms.
  • Pittenger Hall
    • ​A quick walk away from the athletic center and the shops in the "Ville", Pittenger provide a quiet and "homey" environment. The dorms have a mix of doubles and singles. Pittenger is connected to Palmer, which holds a a spacious kitchen and lounge.  Most residents use hall bathrooms, and both gendered and gender neutral bathrooms will be provided.

Air conditioning will be provided during the Summer in all rooms in the PPR Apartments and Pittenger.  Additionally, all rooms in the PPR Apartments are non-carpeted. 

Room Types

Doubles, triples, and a limited number of singles may be available for the Summer 2018 Term.  Priority for the PPR Apartments will go to rising seniors.  After all rising seniors select their housing, remaining spaces in the PPR Apartments and Pittenger Hall will be assigned based on class year and move-in/move-out dates.  

All Summer residents will be assigned a room based on class year, availability, and overall need.  Additionally, due to logistics, any students who currently lives in the PPR Apartments or Pittenger will remain in their room for the Summer 2018 term.  If assigned to a double or triple room, individuals can request to select a roommate if they would not like to be matched with one. If a student does not have a roommate in mind, the OSE will help individual students find matches.

Roommate Preference

On the Summer Housing Application, applicants will have the option to indicate one person they would be willing to share a room or apartment with.  Due to logistics, while we cannot always guarantee roommate preferences, they will be taken into consideration.  It is strongly suggested that students who want to live together in an apartment or shared room should ensure that each party lists the other person on the roommate preference (i.e. Student 1 preferences Student 2; Student 2 preferences Student 1).

Room and Board 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: begins no earlier than SATURDAY May 19th and ends no later than 12pm on SATURDAY August 11th.  The Summer A Term is up to 12 weeks.

  • Cost: $1,320.  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: begins no earlier than SATURDAY May 19th and ends no later than 12pm on SATURDAY, June 30th. The Summer B Term is up to 6 weeks.

  • Cost: $840.  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: begins no earlier than SUNDAY, July 1st and ends no later than 12pm on SATURDAY, August 11th. The Summer C Term is up to 6 weeks.

  • Cost: $840.  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, all students are required to pay a $75 deposit.  This deposit reserves a room for the student.  At the end of the Summer, students will receive this deposit back minus any fees that may occur due to lost keys, room damages, or common area damages.  If a student pays the housing deposit and decides not to reside in Summer Housing, they will NOT receive the deposit back.

Students will also be required to pay for at least 1/2 of the housing cost at the beginning and middle of the Summer.  Specific payment deadlines will be sent to approved students once the housing application is available.

The Housing Deposit and and all Housing Payments are paid via the Onecard Office in Parrish 131A.  Please contact the Onecard Office with any questions regarding Summer Housing Payments at (610) 328-7362.  

Move-In Dates

Students assigned to 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 19th, and Monday, May 21st.  A student's Spring room assignment must be vacant and clean no later than 5pm on MONDAY, May 21st.

Students participating in Summer C Term will be required to move out on the required Spring move-out deadline of FRIDAY, May 18th.  They are permitted to return to campus on or after Sunday, July 1st.

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 30.  All residents must vacate their Spring room assignment no later than THURSDAY, June 1.

Students participating in Summer Term C:

Students participating in Summer Term C must completely vacate their Spring Room no later than Friday, May 18th, 2018

Move-Out Dates

Move-Out for Term B: Students participating in Term B can move out at any point before Noon on Saturday, June 30th

Move-Out for Terms A or C: Students participating in Term A or Term C can move out at any point before Noon on Saturday, August 11th

​Please note: All residence halls close on Saturday, August 11, and will re-open on Friday, August 31.  Please make appropriate plans, as there are no exceptions to this. 

Air Conditioning

Individual residence hall rooms in the PPR Apartments and Pittenger Hall provide air conditioning.

Application & Timeline

The Summer Housing Application will be made available in late February no later than FRIDAY, March 2, 2018. 

Priority consideration for Summer Housing is due FRIDAY, March 23, 5:00pm EST.  After that date, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  As a reminder, priority will be given to students who are (a) international students and/or students with extenuating circumstances related to home or travel, (b) students participating in sponsored summer research, and if space allows, (c) students working for an administrative department.

Students who are approved for housing will receive confirmation from the Office of Student Engagement by WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018.  Approved students will need to pay their $75 housing deposit by WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 via the Onecard Office in Parrish 131A.   After students have paid their housing deposit, they will learn of their room assignment by WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018.

Students not approved for housing by WEDNESDAY, April 4th will be notified that they will be added to a waitlist. If housing becomes available, waitlist students will be offered housing based upon the priority as mentioned above and when they submitted their application.

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.

Questions???

Please email Isaiah Thomas, Assistant Director of Residential Communities with any questions.