Summer Housing

Dates and rate information below are from Summer 2021. Information for Summer 2022 will be updated here in the Spring. Email with any questions. 

Summer housing is traditionally offered in Chapel View and College View over the summer [building(s)/units available may vary each year as dictated by Physical Plant/maintenance needs].

To qualify for summer housing, you must be a current or graduating Gustavus student, and priority is given to those meeting one (or more) of the following criteria:

    • Conducting research at Gustavus: You must list your supervisor(s) on the application form and your information will be verified with the Research and Sponsored programs office. Note that if you stay in housing any dates beyond those paid by grant funding, you will be personally responsible for any housing charges.
    • Enrolled for course credit at Gustavus: Your housing is approved for the period of study defined by your supervising faculty. 
    • Enrolled in an internship for credit through Gustavus: Internships can be on- or off-campus. Housing is approved only for the period defined by your sponsoring faculty or internship coordinator.
    • Working at an on-campus job: We require that you are working at least 20 hours per week (multiple jobs that add up to 20 hours is acceptable). You must list your supervisor(s) and department on the application form.
    • International students: those who require year-round housing due to international travel ability or visa status.

Summer housing applications will be approved on a space-available basis, with priority given to those employed on campus during the summer. Housing will be assigned based on the date your application was received, your stated first preference for housing, and depending on roommate requests, dates needed, etc. Those assigned a summer housing space will be billed for the full date range requested, or a $100 placement fee for no-shows/late cancellations due to the space having been held for you.

How do I sign-up for summer housing?

You will need to complete a Summer Housing Application Form documenting the dates needed for housing and your reason for staying this summer. 

Where will I live?
  • End of finals - May 21*: Your current spring assignment
    • Summer residents will pickup their keys for summer move-in starting at 2pm on Friday, May 21, and be moved out of their Spring assignment by/on Sunday, May 23rd. All Spring assignment keys must be returned to the Residential Life office by 8am on Monday, May 24. 
  • May 24/June - August 6: Chapel View Townhomes (four people, 4 bedrooms) or College View Apartments (four people, two bedrooms) per unit
  • Summer resident move-day to Fall assignments (August 6-23)*: Summer residents will receive instructions about moving into their Fall 2021 room assignment.

*Students may need to move earlier/later to accommodate cleaning and maintenance in College View and Chapel View and/or Fall housing assignments.

Note: Graduating Seniors in summer housing who are not returning students must depart their summer housing by/on August 6, 2021.

What do I do between finals and the start date for summer housing?

If you do not already live in College View/Chapel View, students have the option to stay in their current room until the date set for move-in to Summer housing.

Summer residents will pickup their keys for summer move-in starting at 2pm on Friday, May 21, and be moved out of their Spring assignment by/on Sunday, May 23rd. All Spring assignment keys must be returned to the Residential Life office by 8am on Monday, May 24. Those with Spring or Fall assignments in Chapel View and College View may have adjusted move dates/times based on need for maintenance/service.

  • I leaving after finals and not coming back until the first weekend of June, can I just leave my stuff in my room and move to my summer hall that weekend?
    No. Everything must be out of every room on campus by the summer housing move-in date so we can turn them over to Summer Programs. Your belongings cannot stay in your room if you are not back for summer move-in day. We do not have storage for summer residents.
If I don’t need housing until later in the summer, how do I get keys?

You can pick up summer housing keys in the Residential Life Office on the day you have requested housing on your application. If you plan to arrive after 4:45pm or any other time the Office is closed, please make sure to contact our office 1-2 days ahead of time (507-933-7529) so that keys can be prepared and we can notify Campus Safety, who will assist you in getting your room keys. If you change your plans and wish to return on a different date than you requested, we will accommodate that on a space-available basis. Please notify our office as soon as you become aware of any changes. Note that cancellations are subject to a $100 summer placement fee.

What will it cost?
  • The summer housing rate for 2021 is $360 per month ($90.00 per week) and reported to student accounts approximately June 1 for May charges, July 1 for June charges, August 1 for July charges, and September 1 for August charges.
    • Summer Housing is your Spring residence until Summer move-around, then Summer Housing in designated units Chapel View or College View, and then the move to your Fall assignment in August. 
    • For housing for only part of summer, student accounts will be billed based on check-in and check-out dates, where any stay through Wednesday counts as a full housing week. Example: Housing from June 18—30 would be 2 weeks ($180) and processed for billing about July 1.
    • Summer housing billing begins Monday, May 17. Charges will be sent to student accounts for 2 weeks of summer housing on June 1 ($180). All charges for June housing will be billed on July 1, and so on. You will not be able to leave belongings in your room if you depart campus prior to May 17, you must fully move out and summer billing will begin when you arrive to your summer housing assignment.
    • Any arrivals on or after summer students move into their Fall assignment (August 6-13) are considered 'early arrival' housing rather than Summer housing - please see that application process and note the nightly fee of $75 night charged to student account (or sponsoring department if required to return early).

Billing begins your stated start date and ends the day you return it to the Residential Life office as confirmation of your move out. Do not give your key to someone else to return, it will be your responsibility if it is not and summer housing rates/lost key charges are applied. We have a secure drop-box outside our office for key returns. We do not provide partial rates due to vacations, etc.

Why are certain dates set for moving into and out of summer housing?

During June, July, and the first week of August, campus facilities are all used for Summer Programs and are under their purview. Time is needed for cleaning and transition before and after the 'Summer Programs' period. Residential Life and Building Service/Physical Plant work together for setting timelines of maintenance and cleaning of residential facilities. In order to make sure we don't defer important maintenance of Chapel View and College View, Custodians and the various Facilities staff need time to prepare to welcome students back in the fall. 

Do I get a discount if I am going on a family vacation or extended break from summer housing?

We do not give discounts for weekends away, week-long trips, etc. If you have a special circumstance, please contact our office with questions. 

What about CFs?

Residential Life hires one Collegiate Fellow for each Summer Housing building for the summer, and they split duty coverage. They will have posted duty hours for emergencies and to be resources for you if you have concerns, and provide periodic summer programming. Campus Safety is reachable 24/7/365 at 507-933-8888 for urgent assistance needed outside of business/duty hours.


If you have any questions about summer housing please contact Residential Life at or by phone at 507-933-7529.