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Summer Housing

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The Summer Housing Request Form opens on Tuesday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m. via Residence Life Self-Service. The deadline for summer housing requests is Wednesday, May 5 at 11:59 p.m.

Summer housing is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis.


Graduating seniors and non-Smith students are not eligible for college housing. We are providing all single occupancy rooms. This means that rooms typically used as doubles throughout the academic year will have only one occupant in summer. This means no students will have a roommate for summer housing.

Questions About the Summer Housing 

Summer housing FAQs coming soon. For general questions, please contact Residence Life at


Payment & Fees

Summer housing will be charged at a weekly rate of $200 (includes room and board) billed by block period.

BLOCK 1 May 23 - June 5  2 weeks $400.00
BLOCK 2 June 6 - July 3 4 weeks $800.00
BLOCK 3 July 4 - July 31 4 weeks $800.00
BLOCK 4A August 1 - August 14 2 weeks $400.00
BLOCK4B August 1 - August 30* 4 weeks + 2 days $857.14
FULL SUMMER May 23 - August 30 14 weeks + 2 days $2,857.14

*Students who are approved for early arrival will have fees waived for approved early arrival dates

Students will be required to sign up for full block periods and will be charged for all block periods requested on their May 15 bill. Cancellations will not be permitted after May 5. Please note: students now have the option to either make regular payments to their accounts throughout the summer or make a lump sum payment prior to September 1. As long as the full amount due is paid before September 1, no late fees will be charged.

Students must arrive on the first day of their arrival block but may depart at any point during their summer housing block. Refunds will not be issued for early departures. Students who wish to extend their time in summer housing must contact Residence Life at Students who do not move out by the last day of their scheduled block will be charged for the full rate of the next block.

We are unable to provide financial assistance for on-campus summer housing or off-campus housing obtained by the student.

Check out our custom calculator to determine your estimated summer housing charges.

Your Responsibility

You are responsible for paying the full amount of your contracted time regardless of whether you stay the entire time. You may not change any weeks already contracted for. If you are unsure about your length of stay, only sign up for the minimal amount of weeks. You may contact Residence Life to request additional weeks, if needed, as space is available.

Rooms will be inspected and damages or cleaning charges will be assessed to you. You will be billed for unreturned room keys. 

Move In/Move Out/Key Pickup

Due to COVID guidelines and testing requirements, we will be limiting arrival dates for summer housing. Students may ONLY arrive on the following dates: 

Sunday, May 23     

Sunday, June 6    

Sunday, July 4         

Sunday, August 1    

Students moving directly from their academic year assignments will remain in their academic year assignment until Monday, May 24. 

Students arriving from off-campus locations who are not in the testing protocol will be required to quarantine on-campus upon arrival until receipt of a negative COVID test (typically 24-48 hours). Students who have tested positive for COVID within 90 days of arrival will not be required to quarantine. Proof of a positive COVID test within 90 days must be submitted to the Schacht Center at least 5 business days prior to arrival. Proof of vaccination and/or a negative COVID test result will not be accepted for exemption from quarantine.

Upon arrival, students will report directly to their quarantine location, which will be emailed with their summer housing assignment. Students will not be permitted to leave their quarantine location, except to report for testing, until notified by Residence Life. 

All students will pick up their room keys on the Monday following their arrival date. Students moving directly from their academic year assignments can check-in at Clark Hall between 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Students in quarantine will be notified when they can pick up their keys after being released from quarantine.  

Students may not arrive on non-arrival dates. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Meal Plans

All students will participate in the meal plan. Meals will be offered 7 days a week with breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays and brunch and dinner on weekends. Dining locations and times to be determined. 

Students must complete the Dietary Preference Form at least 5 business days prior to their arrival to campus. If you have any dietary concerns, please contact Dining Services at 413-585-2300 or If you require a medical accommodation for dining, please contact the Office of Disability Services at

Extended Housing 

Extended Housing will not be available for Spring 2021 

We are allowing students approved for extended housing to stay in their academic year rooms until Commencement. Students not approved for extended housing must sign up for summer housing for those two weeks. 

Summer Storage

If you are a student living on campus during the summer, you may store no more than five items in John M. Greene storage. This is short-term storage, and all items stored must be retrieved by the end of the first week of fall classes. Each item should be visibly and clearly labeled with your full name, class year, date stored and date you are returning to campus. The storage facility is in the basement of John M. Greene Hall. You may check-in at the back steps of JMG during posted times to store your items. Additional hours are posted on the web site as they become available. If you have additional questions about JMG storage, you may contact Hannah Durrant at

Please note: Smith College is not liable for missing or damaged items that are stored in trunk rooms. In addition, Smith College is not liable for use of off-campus storage options nor does the college endorse particular vendors.

Summer Programs Housing

Housing for Summer Precollege Programs during your term of employment is handled through the Office of Summer Programs. Contact Program Coordinator Katie Edington, at, with any questions.