Summer housing

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 to 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 on the Housing Portal. Priority assignment will be given to students who apply by or before TBD. All students who want to transition directly from their spring room to their summer room must apply by TBD; any applications submitted after that date wanting a direct transition from spring to summer will incur a $75.00 late fee. All requests should be received no sooner than a week before the requested check-in date.

Nightly Rate $20.00/night
One-Time Program Fee $15.00
Late Application Fee $75.00

Summer Housing will be located in TBD for the 2021 Summer Term with students who are staying all or most of the summer receiving priority placement and students only on campus for all or part of May Term being placed in TBD.

Early applicants will be placed in a summer housing room by their tier/lottery number. Applications received after the due date above will be placed on a first-come, first-served basis. Students can indicate their preferences for room type and roommates on the application.

Students who wish to have an assignment in a different room type or building than what they were assigned can complete the Summer Waitlist request form.

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 the due date above; any applications after that date for direct transition from spring to summer will incur a 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 achieve 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 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 provides deeply discounted block meal plans for students on campus over the summer. Students who are studying, conducting summer research, participating in internships or working on-campus are eligible.

During the month of May, meals will be available Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner in Cafe 1847.

From June to August, lunch and dinner will be available every Monday through Friday. Breakfast and weekend meals will be available when camps and conferences are in session.

Sign up for a summer meal plan online via the Summer Meal Plan Request Form.

More information and resources

The Office of Residence Life works behind the scenes to keep you safe, healthy and fulfilled throughout your journey at Earlham College. Whether you are looking for academic advice, a shoulder to lean on, or opportunities for personal and professional growth, our team is here to support you through it all.