Earlham College offers its enrolled students the opportunity to live on-campus during the summer months while they participate in May Term courses, pursue research with our faculty or work as summer college employees. Summer housing is only available for students who are enrolled in the college — students who have graduated or who have yet to begin their studies on-campus are not able to live on-campus during the summer. Any enrolled student interested in applying for summer housing should complete the Summer Housing Application. Priority assignment will be given to students who apply by or before Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Applications received after this date will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. All students who want to transition directly from their spring room to their summer room must apply by Friday, April 28, 2017; any applications after that date wanting a direct transition from spring to summer will incur a $75.00 late fee.
Rates & Fees
|Earlham College student researcher rate
|Earlham College student employee rate
|One-Time Program Fee
|Late Application Fee
(Deadline is April 28 for spring-to-summer transition application only; see "Transitioning" section below)
Summer Location and Placement Process
Summer Housing will be located in Earlham Hall for the 2017 Summer Term. Students who apply by April 7 will be placed in their summer housing room by their tier/lottery number. Applications received after April 7 will be placed on a first-come, first-served basis. On the application, students are able to indicate their preferences for room type and roommates.
Transitioning To and From Summer Housing
The Office of Residence Life coordinates with students who are moving directly into their summer housing after the conclusion of the spring semester to ensure a smooth transition. Students will be able to stay in their current spring semester room after the end of the semester as Earlham College staff prepare their summer housing room for occupancy. All students who want to transition directly from their spring room to their summer room must apply by Friday, April 28, 2017; any applications after that date wanting a direct transition from spring to summer will incur a $75.00 late fee.
At the end of the summer housing term, students will have the option to extend their summer housing contract and transition to their fall on-campus room, if they are living on-campus. The Office of Residence Life will work with students to have a seamless transition.
The Office of Residence Life coordinates events and programs designed to build and sustain community throughout the summer for students living on-campus. On-campus living at Earlham College values building relationships between its residents as a continuing part of each student’s education. As part of this, each student living on-campus pays a one-time $15.00 program fee that sustains these activities and events. Resident Assistants work with summer residents to plan these events and are always looking for ideas from the greater community.
Metz Culinary Management is proud to partner with Earlham College and provide deeply discounted block meal plans for students on-campus this summer. Meals will be sold in blocks of five at the cost of $3.00 per meal. Students who are studying, conducting summer research, participating in internships, or working on-campus are all eligible. During the month of May, meals will be available Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner in Cafe 1847. From June to August, meals will be served in the Dining Hall when camps and conferences are in session. Summer meals run from May 8 to August 15.
To purchase meals for the summer, please complete the online request form.