Summer housing is available to select current Simmons undergraduate students. Summer residents will be housed in North and Simmons Hall according to space availability. Students must reside on campus for at least three (3) weeks.
Eligible students include students who are:
- Working for Simmons over the summer
- Taking summer classes at Simmons
- At Simmons for a Simmons sponsored event (i.e. SURPASS)
Summer Housing Application
Students who complete their application by Sunday, March 24, 2019 will receive priority when our office creates summer assignments. The deadline for special housing accommodations (A/C, accessibility, etc.) is also Sunday, March 24, 2019. The deadline to withdraw without penalty for Summer 2019 Housing is Monday, April 22, 2019.
Housing assignments are expected to be ready the last week of April. Priority is given to those applications completed by the priority deadline as well as individuals taking summer classes.
For additional off-campus housing resources, feel free to contact us.
Dates and Rates
Summer housing officially starts Friday, May 17, 2019. This is the first official date of housing for students who are not current residents. Student Financial Services will bill you for the full cost of your summer room at the beginning of summer. Payment can also be taken as a check, money order, or cash at the Cashier window.
Students must have a $250 housing deposit on file. If you are a current resident student, then you should already have a deposit. If you have lived on campus in the past and are not sure whether or not you still have a deposit on file, please contact Student Financial Services. If you have never lived on campus, please put down a $250 deposit online.
Current residents transitioning from their academic year room will be housed from the last day of residency (Monday, May 13, 2019) until summer housing begins. This is considered one week of housing, and students are charged accordingly. The minimum stay required is three weeks.
The Summer 2019 housing rates are as follows:
All charges for the whole summer will be due in full at the beginning of May. There is no difference in the rates depending on whether a room has air conditioning or re-circulated air. Spaces are assigned based on application date and availability.
Medical documentation for a request based on medical needs must be received by the Office of Disability Services to determine the necessity of the request. The deadline to request accommodation is Sunday, March 24, 2019. The office will also review accommodation requests on a rolling basis as they come in.
Neither of our summer halls have air conditioning, and therefore if you require A/C as an accommodation you must put in a request with disability services so that you can be placed in one of the conference services halls. Learn more about requesting an accommodation.
Summer Meal Plans
Students can purchase a voluntary meal plan for the summer. The options for the meal plans can be found at the Campus Dish website. The plan will not expire if you do not use all points over the summer, and you will be able use any remaining points during the academic year.
The Fens will be open all summer. However, the Fens Café will not be open for dinner. Bartol's summer schedule is dependent on the conference schedule and will be closed for all meals during some weeks. Students can get three meals a day from campus dining, but it will require planning and possibly getting a take-out dinner from the Fens earlier in the day. Students are also welcome to rent a microfridge for the summer for use in their room.
There are kitchens and full-sized refrigerators in both North and Simmons halls. Students are welcome to store food in the refrigerator while they are staying on-campus, and make use of the kitchens for their meals.
Check-in and Check-out
We charge by the week. Each week runs from the Friday of one week to the Saturday of the next. On the first day of paid occupancy, students may come to the Office of Residence Life between 8:30am and 4:30pm to sign out the key to their room. On the last day of paid occupancy, students are expected to be out of their room and have the key returned by 5:00pm.
After you complete your move, you should check in with an RA to complete an inspection and sign your room condition report (RCR). You have the option to choose to have an "express checkout." In this case, you would not have to sign the RCR but you waive the right to contest any damage charges. Once you have completed your check out, you can come into the Office of Residence Life to sign your key back in OR drop off your key in the key drop box located in your hall if it is outside of office hours. If for any reason we have not received your key within two business days of your move, your room will be recored and you will be billed $50.