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Summer Housing

On-Campus Option

On-campus summer housing is from late May to early August for students meeting any of the following criteria:
  • Enrolled in faculty-supported research
  • Working for an office on campus
  • International students
  • Colgate athletes
Students will be housed in residences which include a kitchen, and access to a washer and dryer within each unit or complex. Summer housing is limited and is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Summer housing assignments will be sent out via e-mail in early May. Any questions regarding housing during these periods should be directed to the Office of Residential Life at 315-228-7367 or
Housing facilities
Summer housing options in 2018 will be announced soon.
Housing prior to Summer Housing
Please complete a late-stay form for the spring semester through your Colgate Housing Account.
Housing after Summer Housing ends
Please complete an early-arrival form for the fall semester through your Colgate Housing Account. Students living off-campus for 2018-2019 may not stay beyond the last day of summer housing.
Choosing a roommate
The application allows you to list a roommate preference. If you know someone that is also staying for the summer, you are encouraged to list that person as your roommate preference. You may only request one roommate, and the request must be mutual to be accepted.
Housing for graduating seniors
Graduating seniors are not eligible for summer housing on campus.
Housing for students working off campus
Students working off-campus are not eligible for summer housing.
Late applications
Any applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed after all other applicants have been housed. There is no guarantee that you will receive housing if your application is submitted late.

Off-Campus Option

Colgate University students are not required to live on campus during the summer and may choose to live off campus. For many students, particularly rising sophomores and juniors, this is a great opportunity to see if off-campus life is something you want to pursue for your senior year. 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. Should you decide to pursue off-campus summer housing options, please keep the following items in mind:
  • Be sure that your off-campus housing option has facilities that will meet your needs throughout the summer term
  • Secure off-campus housing for the entirety of your summer stay
  • Request and retain a copy of your lease for your records
  • We cannot guarantee you can move in earlier than the returning student move-in date

Payments for On-Campus Housing

The cost of summer housing in 2017 was $75 per week. Costs for 2018 will be announced soon. Students sign-up for summer housing in week-long blocks; there is no prorating for mid-week arrivals or departures. Students leaving their housing assignments early will still be charged for the entire number of weeks requested on the housing contract. No refunds will be issued for summer housing. Students will be responsible for any damages that occur to residence hall property.

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

If you have any questions about the summer application process, please contact the Office of Residential Life at 315-228-7367 or