Summer Housing 2023
May 14 – August 4, 2023
This page provides students with important information regarding summer housing. Please read it carefully as you are accountable for adhering to this information. All summer residents must abide by standard College policies as noted on the Housing Contract, and in the College Catalog, Student Handbook, and the SMCM website.
The Office of Residence Life manages one residential area during the summer (May 15 – August 4) for use by SMCM students who are enrolled in SMCM summer school classes, field school, and/or working on- or off-campus. Students employed on- or off-campus must work at least 25 hours per week for each week that they are residing on-campus.
Housing is limited on campus for the summer; priority housing will be provided to students who complete their contract on-time (and provide the correct verification of their summer term) and are enrolled in in-person coursework or working in an on-campus job, or are in an off-campus for-credit internship.
Students who are working off-campus and not as part of an internship will receive housing if space is available.
Students who will graduate in May 2023 are not eligible for student housing over the summer.
Students who are not registered for Fall 2023 courses are not eligible for student housing over the summer.
New students for Fall2023 are not eligible for student housing over the summer.
APPLY HERE – Summer Housing Contract
Check-In and Check-Out Information:
|Students staying on campus on for the first 3-week, 6-week
or the full summer session will stay in their Spring 23 unit
until the May 21 check-in date.
|One-week summer school session:
|First three-week summer school session:
Classes May 14- June 3
|Second three-week summer school session:
Classes June 5 – June 23
|Full six-week summer school session:
Classes May 14 – June 23
|Full summer (on- or off-campus employment):
Students working for the summer who stay over 6 weeks
are considered in the full summer employment term
All summer residents must vacate their assigned room as noted above. The only exceptions will be for those students who are here for the full summer and are:
- Fall semester Student Affairs early arrivals (RAs, OLs, Peer Mentors, PHEs, etc.).
- Members of an early arriving athletics team: women’s soccer, men’s soccer, field hockey, cross country, or volleyball (documentation from coach required)
- Continuing on-campus employees (supervisor documentation required – Campus Store, Lab Assistants, Admissions staff, TAs, Conference staff, Resident Assistants, etc.)
- Continuing work on SMPs (faculty mentor documentation required)
*Student who will transition from Summer 23 to Fall 23 housing (listed above) will pick up their F23 room key on Friday during regular business hours and must be moved out of their summer housing on Sunday August 6th by 12noon.
Facilities & Services:
- Available Rooms:
- Waring Commons Apartments will be used to house SMCM students during the summer.
- Students will be assigned to single rooms on a first-come, first-served basis (a limited number of double rooms are available and will be issued at a discounted rate).
- Housemates requests will be honored as long as all students note the request in their housing application and as long as housemates summer terms line up.
- Residence Life Staff:
- Residence Life staff will be available on-call Sunday through Wednesday, 8p.m. through midnight and on duty in the RA office Thursday through Saturday 9p.m. through 1a.m.
- Residence Life staff will provide occasional programs for the summer residents (i.e., cookouts, tournaments, trips to local sites, etc.).
- Free, weekly River Concerts are scheduled on the Townhouse Green every Friday night starting in mid-June through the end of July. Food and beverages are available for a fee.
- Wellness Center:
- The Wellness Center will be open, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to all SMCM students.
- Counseling is available during the summer.
- Our contract providers (physicians, nurse practitioners and, psychiatrist) do not visit campus from mid-May until after classes begin in the fall.
- A nurse will not be available for triage in the summer. Referrals to local Urgent Care Centers will be provided.
- Campus Center Mailbox:
- Each resident living on campus during the summer will be able to continue to use their Campus Center mailbox during their assigned housing period.
- All student mail is returned to sender if delivered after the end of your assigned housing period.
- Package pick-up will be at designated times Monday-Friday.
- Athletic & Recreation Center:
- Residents will be allowed to use the facilities; hours of operation will be determined by the ARC staff.
- Students in good standing who have completed the campus swim test at the Aquatic Center are welcome to use the Waterfront facilities (including kayaks, sailboats and paddle boards) during recreational hours; hours of operation will be determined by the waterfront staff.
- Laundry Facilities:
- Summer students may use the laundry room in Waring Commons (WC 25 block).
- There is no laundry fee for students during the summer.
Summer Meal Plans:
- Meal plans are optional for all summer residents. Residents may sign up for a voluntary meal plan if so desired. All Waring Commons apartments have a kitchen in their unit.
- Residents should plan to provide their own kitchen equipment (pots, pans, utensils, plates, bowls, cups, etc.).
- Hours of Operation (please use this information to choose your meal plan)
- Hours of operation are subject to change; please consult Bon Appetit’s website for hours and closures.
- The Great room will be closed on holidays (Memorial Day, July 4th, etc.).
- The Great Room will be closed on most weekends.
- The Great Room will be closed (or have limited availability the week of May 15th and will close for the summer on July 28th.
- Solomon’s Kitchen and Brew’d Awakening will be closed for the summer.
- “Anytime Dining” will not be available. The Great Room will be open at designated times and the meal schedule will be posted each week.
Housing and Meal Plan Fees:
The housing fee structure is a tiered pricing structure. SMCM students who are working off-campus will pay the highest rate for the convenience of living on-campus instead of off-campus. Students enrolled in SMCM summer school classes will pay a lower rate because they are working toward academic credit. Students working on-campus will pay the lowest housing rate because they are providing needed services that benefit the College, often at minimum wage.
If a student will be here for more than one reason (e.g. summer school and employment), the student will be charged the housing fee associated with the longer length of time they will be on campus. For example, if the student is enrolled in an SMCM six-week summer school course and working on-campus at least 25 hours/week from May 15 – August 4, then the student will be charged the on-campus employment fee. If the student is taking a class and working off-campus all summer, the student will be charged the off-campus housing fee.
|1-week summer school||$145||$145|
|3-week summer school||$285||$410|
|6 week summer school||$570||$815|
|# of Meals||Flex||Cost|
*Students who are here all summer may add a declining balance to their OneCard through the Business Office if they need run out of meals/flex by the end of the summer term. The Great Room will be closed from July 29 – August 15. All meal plans end as of July 29, even for students that have to stay on campus due to jobs that continue until classes begin. Please plan accordingly. Second meal plans cannot be added to a students’ account.
- Each resident must sign a housing contract, which will be available online. If you have any questions please contact Meghan Pushee or Dory Brown the Office of Residence Life
- To be request housing, the housing contract must be submitted by April 21.
- Summer employment and course registration will need to be verified – if the Office of Residence Life is unable to verify your employment or course registration on/by April 21, your housing application/contract will be considered incomplete.
- Housing will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis until all beds are full (which may happen before April 21). Housing assignments will be sent out on May 1.
- Incomplete housing applications/contracts (due to lack of verification), will be considered late.
- Requests to be released from the housing contract must be submitted in writing by May 8; otherwise, a late housing contract release fee will be assessed. Students who notify Residence Life after their assigned move in date, that they will not be living on campus will be financially liable for the full amount of the summer’s housing fee to which they were assigned.
If you will be paying for the room and/or board costs for your summer student employee(s), please make payment arrangements directly with the Business Office. By policy the Office of Residence Life will bill the student directly.
If you have any questions about the summer housing program, please contact the Office of Residence Life at ext. 4207.