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Summer Housing

A limited amount of housing available to undergraduate Wheaton students who wish to remain on campus over the summer.  Because space is limited, priority is given to first Wheaton Fellows/On Campus Employees and Summer Students.  Secondarily, any remaining space would be available to students with with local jobs and internships.

Wheaton Fellowships & On Campus Jobs

Students who have a full-time campus job (averaging over 20 hours per week) or have received Wheaton Fellowships will be given priority in consideration for summer housing.  Additional priority will be given to these students who need housing for the entire summer as opposed to requests for only a portion of the summer.  To be granted priority consideration, applications must be submitted prior to the priority deadline.

Summer Students

Wheaton students taking classes here for the summer are also given priority housing consideration for the summer term.  For housing, the summer term begins the day before classes start and ends the day after classes end.  To be granted priority consideration, applications must be submitted prior to the priority deadline.

Once you have registered for your course, you can submit your housing application.  Enrollment will be confirmed by the Registrar's Office.  Please follow this link for more information about the Summer Session.

Housing after the summer session is over may be requested. You must have a reason to be on campus (job, internship, etc.).  Housing is not guaranteed and will be offered based on availability.

Other Wheaton Students

After the priority deadline other applications will be considered based on availability.  Priority will be given to:

  1. Full-Time Employees & Wheaton Fellows wanting weekly rate
  2. Students with local commitments wanting the entire summer
  3. Students with local commitments wanting weekly rates
  4. Students with any local commitment who have just graduated in May.

You must be able to explain and justify your obligations to live on campus in the summer.  You can apply at any time, but applications will only be considered after the priority deadline.

Recently graduated students will be considered if housing remains after current students requests have been filled.


The fee schedule for the summer of 2015:

  • Full Summer - $500
  • Summer Session - $300
  • Weekly Rate  - $75

Once your application is approved, your student account will be billed for the appropriate amount.

Rooms Available

Rooms will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis based on preferences and availability starting at the priority deadline.  Singles are not guaranteed and will be awarded by class-year.  You can request to live with a specific roommate or provide us with roommate characteristics to help us find someone for you.  Because of the limited number of students on campus, there is no Special Interest housing.

In the Summer of 2015 we will be using:

  • Kilham Hall (Summer Session Students will be living here)
  • Metcalf Hall
  • Emerson Hall

Requests for a specific Housing Accommodation should be noted on the Housing Application.  Approved accommodations for the Academic Year that falls before or after the summer would qualify.  Information for new requests can be found here.

Assignments are usually sent in the first week of May.

Moving In

Summer Housing begins the Wednesday after Commencement (the day before classes begin for Summer Students).

Please note:  Due to the housing needs of Reunion weekend, students wishing to remain on campus from the end of the Spring semester through the start of the summer housing may need to move to a temporary location depending on where you are currently living.

If you have to move, you should expect to have to move on the weekend halls close for non-seniors; either Saturday night or Sunday depending on when your temporary room is available.  More details about that move, including locksmith hours will be e-mailed to you in May.  Please plan accordingly.

There is no additional fee for housing this week.

Moving Out

Students will be expected to move out of their summer assignments when their summer housing period ends.

Anyone who remains on campus for the entire summer will have the opportunity to move directly into their Fall Housing assignment.  Given the challenges of turning over our halls from summer programs to be ready for the Fall semester, the time-frame available for moving is a tight window.  Typically the moving date is the last day Summer Housing is available.  Please Note:  This date could conflict with your summer employment, you are expected to communicate with your supervisor in advance if you anticipate needing to miss work,

If you do not have a Fall term assignment (living off campus, studying abroad, etc), housing will not be available after the end of Summer Housing.

Senior Week

Those who are housed for the Spring Term and are granted Summer Housing can request to remain on campus between the Spring and Summer sessions.  Depending on where you live on campus, you may have to move to a temporary location during senior week before your summer assignment is available.

Senior Week housing requests that do not include summer housing will only be accepted if you need to be on campus for an on-campus job or are part of an in-season athletic team.  Those requests must be made on your behalf to Ed Burnett by your faculty/staff supervisor or coach.


Your Summer Housing fee covers the cost of your room and does not include any meal plan component. For the first time in 2015 Wheaton will be piloting a dining plan option during the Summer Session.  Any student on campus is eligible.  You do not need to be registered for a Summer Course to participate.

The 2015 summer meal plan includes 15 meals per week (Monday through Friday) for the four weeks plus $30 in Lyons Bucks for a cost of $528.  Breakfast will be served in the newly renovated Hood Café and, depending upon the number of students participating,lunch and dinner will be in the Loft or the Café. Students can sign up for a summer meal plan through the housing form.

Currently there are no meal options after the end of the Summer Session. All summer buildings have shared kitchens for student use.

Summer Housing Agreement

All Wheaton College policies are in effect during the summer.  Students will be required to sign a Summer Housing Agreement at the first hall meeting.  An example of that agreement can be found here: 2015 Summer Housing Agreement..

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