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Staying on campus this summer?

Dear Student,

For those of you intending to stay on campus for any portion of Summer 2024, please review the information below to learn about applying and eligibility. The Summer and Transitional Housing Application is now available in the:

Housing Portal

Navigation Directions: Select Break Housing in the purple ribbon at the top of the page, then click Continue next to “Academic Year 2023-2024” in green.

Summer housing requires students to request housing through the housing portal and for their advisor/supervisor from an Amherst College department to support their request. Not all offices offer financial support for housing and meal plans. Students are responsible for learning this information from their advisor/supervisor and, when applicable, will be responsible for the $200.00/week food and housing costs that will be applied to their student account. Graduating students are not eligible for summer housing.

This form will ask about your anticipated housing needs, advisor/supervisor information, and possible roommate information. Summer and Transitional housing request forms are due by noon on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

It is important to note that most students engaging in any portion of the following segments of summer housing will need to change housing assignments during their stay. Summer housing is divided into three major segments, each with their own eligibility criteria.  

Spring-to-Summer Transition (May 15 through June 10, 2024) 
Located in Chapman, Humphries, Marsh, Moore, Newport, Plimpton, Seligman, and Valentine.  

  • Available only to spring residents hired to work commencement, reunion, and select essential campus initiatives (housing available only during employment), students with extenuating circumstances, and international students who cannot travel due to international limitations. The following student cohorts are ineligible:
    • Students who have not been hired for the College’s preparation for student, commencement, or reunion events and housing.
    • Students who were not in residence during the Spring 2024 semester are not eligible for the May 15 through June 10, 2024 period.
  • Student moves into transition housing will occur on a rolling basis as rooms are vacated and prepared. Residents must be prepared to move within 48 hours’ notice between May 20 and June 7, 2024. Alternative move dates will not be possible.

Summer Housing (June 9 through August 3, 2024)
Located in Chapman, Ford, Garman, Greenway C, Humphries, Jenkins, Lee, Morrow, Newport, Nicholls Biondi, Plimpton, and Seligman.

Cost: Summer housing is billed to advisors/supervisors or directly to students’ accounts at a rate of $200/week. Students are responsible for this cost if their advisor/supervisor is not covering the cost. 

NOTE: If you need storage between spring and summer, please see the storage information below.

  • Eligible students who participate in Amherst College academic programs, student summer employees, students with extenuating circumstances, and those who cannot travel due to international limitations who also work or research on campus.
  • Ineligible students include those who are departing for or returning from leave and are not cleared for housing by the Office of Student Care, and those who are not explicitly approved via the Summer Housing Request process.
  • Please review the tax and income implications of summer housing on the Controller's website and ensure you understand and prepare for those outcomes.

Summer-to-Fall Transition (August 2, 2024, through to the Fall)
Located in students’ Fall 2024 housing assignments

  • Eligible residents include students with extenuating circumstances, international students, and students with College commitments beyond August 5, 2024.
  • Ineligible students include those studying away or taking a leave for Fall 2024. 
  • Student moves into fall housing will range between August 2 and August 11, 2024, in a rolling manner as fall rooms are prepared. These dates are determined based on programs and room readiness. Alternative move dates are not possible.

Have a wonderful and restorative summer!

What’s Next?

  • Summer & Transitional Housing Requests due May 1, 2024, by noon
  • Trash & Bash - May 6 - 17, 2024, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Storage Subsidy Code Requests due May 7, 2024, by noon
  • Move-out for non-graduating students is Saturday, May 18, 2024, by noon
  • Move-out for graduating students is Sunday, May 26, 2024, by 5:00 pm
  • Fall 2024 Move-in for returning students begins Friday, August 30, 2024
  • Classes begin Tuesday, September 3, 2024

Housing & Operations Team
Physical: 38 Woodside Ave. Amherst, MA 01002 
Mailing: Campus Box 2206 16 Barrett Hill Dr. Amherst, MA 01002

Commonly Searched-for Forms and Requests
We are: Jonathan Riseling, Jess McIntosh, Eleanor Ritzman, and Marie Lalor 

Contact us for support and resources related to your residence hall building, arrival to and departure from housing, your room key, card access, and other logistical questions about living on campus.