Break and Summer Housing

Information for students who wish to reside in on-campus housing during the summer, school breaks, and between fall and spring semester.

On-Campus Summer Housing Program

As Colgate does not have a summer academic term, students’ regular housing assignments do not cover the time period between spring and fall semesters, May to August. Through the summer housing program housing is available to students who meet specific criteria demonstrating a need to be on-campus for the summer. Summer housing is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students will be housed for the Summer 2022 in Curtis Hall. These are double rooms with a community bathroom. There are ample social and study spaces. The building has elevator access to all five floors. Additionally, there are laundry facilities in the building.

Each summer, there is limited housing available for students who meet any of the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in faculty-supported research
  • Employed by an office on campus
  • International students
  • Varsity student-athletes


Graduating seniors and students who are working off campus are not eligible for the Summer Housing Program.

Open date: May 14, 2022

Close date: August 23, 2022

The dates above represent the earliest and latest dates during which students may reside in the Summer Housing Program. Students do not need to reside on campus for the full summer, however, preference will be given to students by length of stay on-campus.

Students apply for summer housing in full week-long blocks; there is no prorating for mid-week arrivals or departures.


The location of summer housing for this year is Curtis Hall.


The room and board plan includes three meals per day in campus dining from Chartwells. Additionally, Curtis Hall has a small shared kitchen for occasional use and kitchenettes on each of the upper floors with a microwave and micro-fridge as well.


While summer housing is in session, the lot next to 113 Broad Street and the non-faculty/staff parking spots located along Lally Lane will be available and dedicated to residents in Curtis Hall.

Summer housing cost: $150 per week

Students apply for summer housing in full week-long blocks; there is no prorating for mid-week arrivals or departures.

Making Payments

The resident agrees to make payments according to the billing schedule and payment methods of the Office of Student Accounts.

No Refunds or Early Departures

No refunds will be issued for summer housing. Students who leave their housing assignments early will still be charged for the entire number of weeks in their housing contract.


Students will be responsible for any damages that occur to residence hall property during their stay.

Two students remaining on campus for the summer who wish to live together may indicate that preference as part of their application. Students may only request one roommate, and the request must be mutual to be accepted.

During the application period, students may apply for on-campus summer housing via the student housing portal. Summer housing assignments will be communicated via email in early May.

Late Applications

Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed after all other applicants have been housed. Since applications are reviewed and placed on a first-come, first-served basis, late applications may not receive summer housing.

Apply in housing portal

Questions and Support

Please direct questions about the Summer Housing Program to the Office of Residential Life.

Off-Campus Summer Housing

Students working on campus during the summer are not required to live on campus and may choose to live in an off-campus residence. There is no lottery for off-campus summer housing. The Office of Residential Life can supply a listing of available summer properties to anyone interested.

Those considering an off-campus residence should be mindful of the following:

  • Ensure the off-campus housing option has facilities that will meet all needs throughout the summer.
  • Request and retain a copy of the lease for your records.
  • Secure off-campus housing for the entirety of your summer stay.
  • Colgate cannot guarantee early move-in for the fall semester.