Summer Housing

Plans for Summer 2021 are still in progress, so we do not have a summer housing application available at this time. If you have a question about summer housing, please email

Summer housing is traditionally offered in Chapel View and College View over the summer. To qualify for summer housing, you must be a current or graduating Gustavus Adolphus 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) on the application form.

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 - summer move-in day (date TBA)*: Your current spring assignment 
  • June - August (dates TBA): Chapel View Townhomes (four people, 4 bedrooms) or College View Apartments (four people, two bedrooms) per unit
  • Summer resident move-day to Fall assignments (date TBA)*: Fall 2021 room assignment.

* Students may need to move to their summer assignment earlier/later to accommodate cleaning and temporary housing for College View and Chapel View residents depending on early arrival and Custodial/Physical Plant services needs in summer housing. 

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.

On the date of the summer move-in, you will need to pick up your summer key and return your Fall housing key the same day, between 12pm and 8pm. Fall spaces are then turned over to Summer Programs.

  • I am not coming back until the weekend of June 6/7, 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 July 1, August 1, and September 1.
    • Summer Housing Includes housing in designated units in Chapel View or College View from June 1 - August 1, and your Fall assignment [DATE TBA] - September 5. Charges are calculated at $360 per month ($90.00 per week) and reported to student accounts approximately July 1, August 1, and September 1.
    • 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.
    • Any arrivals on or after summer students move into their Fall assignment (DATE TBA) 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 the day you pick up your key and ends the day you return your it to the Residential Life office. 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 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.

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 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 will be posted online in the Spring.