Summer Housing

Summer Housing applications are now closed. Please contact with Summer Housing Questions.

Summer housing will be available in Chapel View and College View this summer. The summer housing rate for 2019 is $340 per month ($85 per week). To qualify for summer housing, you must be a current or graduating Gustavus Adolphus student, and you must meet one (or more) of the following criteria:

    • Conducting research at Gustavus: Please note that you are eligible to be housed on campus only during the period defined by the research grant that is sponsoring your research. 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) on the application form.

Space is limited for 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 must have complete a Summer Housing Application Form documenting the dates needed for housing and your reason for staying this summer. The application deadline was May 1, 2019.

Where will I live?

  • End of finals - June 5*: Your current spring assignment (weekly billing begins Monday, June 3rd)
  • June 5 - August 16: Chapel View or College View (four people per apartment).
  • August 17 - August 23: Southwest Hostel (see below for additional information)
  • August 24 - September 2: Summer students will live in your Fall 2019 room assignment.

* Students living in College View may need to move to their summer assignment earlier (final details will be sent to you!)

What do I do between finals and June 5th?

If you currently live in College View, you will be required to move a bit earlier into your summer housing assignment. Someone from the Residential Life office will be in contact with you to setup a specific time and date.

If you do not live in College View, students have the option to stay in their current room until Wednesday, June 5. Keys for assigned summer spaces will be available from 2:00pm - 8:00pm in your assigned summer housing building for those who have requested housing starting that day. Your move must be entirely completed keys returned to the Residential Life office by 8pm, so try to start your move as close to 2pm as possible. Even with the tight turnaround, you will be expected to remove your belongings and clean your room thoroughly, so make sure to plan ahead!! Our buildings are utilized over the summer for camps and conferences and we turn over use of the building to Summer Programs as of 8pm, so it is imperative that the move be completed by the deadline.

If you are a summer housing resident and moving into your summer space on Wednesday, June 5, you do NOT need to set up a checkout time. Your check out will take place the evening of June 5 after you move in to your summer apartment.

What if I am done with finals and going home until Summer Check In on June 5?
As long as your will be back to move your items on June 5, you do NOT need to check out. You can keep your belongings in your room until that time.

I am not coming back until the weekend of June 7-8, 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 June 5 so we can turn them over to Summer Programs. You can have friends move your items for you on June 5 OR take things home and bring them back with you when you move in. They cannot stay in your room if you are not back by June 5. We do not have storage for summer residents.

ALL students MUST be moved out of their school year space and have turned in their keys by 8:00pm on Wednesday, June 5th. If you choose to leave campus for a few days after you finish your finals, you are still expected to be moved and return your keys by 8:00pm on June 5th.

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.

What will it cost?

  • The summer housing rate for 2019 is $340 per month ($85 per week).
  • Option 1: All Summer (June 5 - September 3)
    • Includes housing in Chapel View or College View from June 5 - August 16, housing in the Southwest Hostel from August 16 - 24, and housing as an early arrival in your fall assignment from August 24 - September 1. Charges are calculated at $340 per month ($85 per week) and reported to student accounts approximately July 1, August 1, and September 1.
  • Option 2: Summer Apartment Only (June 5 - August 16)
    • Charges for housing in Chapel View or College View are calculated at $340 per month ($85 per week) and reported to student accounts approximately July 1, August 1, and September 1
  • Option 3: Part of Summer (Specify dates)
    • Charges for housing in Chapel View or College View or Southwest Hostel are calculated at $340 per month ($85 per week) and reported to student accounts approximately July 1, August 1, and September 1. Example: Housing from June 13—July 4 would be 3 weeks ($255) and processed for billing about August 1.
    • Any arrivals on or after August 16th are considered 'early arrival' 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 Monday, June 3rd/the day you pick up your keys and ends the day you check out with your CF AND return your key to the Residential Life office. Students are responsible for communicating with CFs about their plans to leave their summer spaces. We do not provide partial rates due to vacations, etc.

Why do I need to move at the end of the summer?

Residential Life and Building Service/Physical Plant work together to ensure that we have well-maintained 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. One week is the best compromise we have for Facilities to get as much work done as possible and for you to be able to live in an apartment as long as possible.

Where can I store my belongings while I’m staying in the Southwest Hostel in August?

We understand that moving multiple times can be inconvenient. In order to try to offset a small part of the inconvenience, you will be able to drop belongings into your fall assignment during a scheduled window of time on August 16. Once those belongings are dropped off, you will not have access to them until August 27, at which time you will be able to move permanently into your fall room assignment.

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

Preference will be given to those who are living here all summer. 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 two Collegiate Fellows for the summer. While their role does not have quite the programmatic emphasis as during the academic year, there will still be periodic social events. They are still available for emergencies and to be resources for you if you have concerns. 


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

Where can I find the application?

Application was posted online, the deadline has now passed. Contact to inquire about availability if you need summer housing and missed the deadline.