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

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. Through the Summer Housing Program, however, housing is available to students who meet specific criteria. Summer housing is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students will be housed for the summer in residences which include access to a washer and dryer within each unit or complex.

Students living or working on campus over the summer are required to submit a negative pre-arrival test 7 days prior to returning to Colgate. Students will receive an email from Environmental Health and Safety with details explaining how to pick up a testing kit on campus or submit results from another test.

In order to support enhanced arrival and testing protocols necessary to help keep our campus and community safe, arrival days for students living and working on campus for summer 2021 will be limited to the following four dates (without exceptions):

  • May 17
  • May 24
  • June 7
  • July 6

Check in will take place in the Clark Room, J.C. Colgate Student Union, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Travel Policy

We are currently revising a new Commitment to Community Health guidelines for summer housing residents. We will continue to keep the best interest of our campus and Hamilton community in mind. We are requesting that all summer housing residents remain in the villages of Hamilton and Madison, unless travel approval has been received from the university. If travel is approved from the university, quarantine may still be required upon return to Colgate.

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

  • Enrolled in faculty-supported research
  • Working for 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 9

Close date: August 22

Students do not need to reside on campus for the full summer; the dates above represent the earliest and latest dates during which students may reside in the Summer Housing Program.

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

Students who require housing before the opening or after the closing of the Summer Housing Program should apply for late stay and/or early arrival for their academic year housing assignment. There is more information about this process at the top of this page.

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.

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.

Meals

The room and board plan includes three meals per day in campus dining from Chartwells. Additionally, Drake 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.

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.

Damages

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

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

Location

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

Meals

The room and board plan includes three meals per day in campus dining from Chartwells. Additionally, Drake 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.

Parking

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 Drake Hall.

Questions and Support

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

Recesses and Winter Break

Generally, students are away from campus during school recesses, including:

  • Mid-term recess in the fall semester (“fall break”)
  • Thanksgiving recess in the fall semester
  • Mid-term recess during the spring semester (“spring break”)

Students who choose to remain on campus  may continue to reside in their normal on-campus residence, but must first register with the University via the student housing portal. This registration is important, as it assists University personnel in maintaining a fully functioning and safe campus for the students who remain on campus.

University residences close for the weeks between the fall and spring terms. Students who require on-campus housing during that time may apply through the late stay and early arrival processes in the housing portal.

Register to stay over break

Colgate’s academic calendar lists the dates at which residential facilities open and close for each semester. Students whose plans may necessitate an early arrival or late stay may receive permission from the Office of Residential Life via the housing portal.

Apply for early arrival or late stay

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.
  • Secure off-campus housing for the entirety of your summer stay.
  • Request and retain a copy of the lease for your records.
  • Colgate cannot guarantee early move-in for the fall semester. Learn more about applying for early arrival above.