Summer Housing

Are you looking to live on campus the summer of 2019?
Summer Application will be available in the Spring.

What's new?
We will have housing available in Chapel View and College View this summer! You will rank housing preferences on your application and we'll assign based on the date your application was received (and depending on roommate requests, etc)

When is the application for summer housing due?

Applications will be available in the Spring. 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.

Who is eligible to apply for summer housing?

1. You must be a current or graduating Gustavus Adolphus student.

2. You 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. 
  • 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).

Priority is given to those employed on campus during the summer, but when space is available we allow current students to request housing even if they are working off-campus.

How do I sign-up for summer housing?

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

  • Summer Research: Your faculty supervisor will need to complete part of your form to help us verify your summer housing eligibility.You are only eligible to be housed during the time you are performing research.
  • Internships, Courses, Employment: Your supervisor(s), faculty, or internship coordinator must complete part of your form to help us verify your summer housing eligibility. Summer employees must be employed for a minimum of 20 hours a week, and must list all summer employment on their application.

The application deadline is April 12th.

Where will I live?

  • End of finals - June 5*: Your current spring assignment
  • 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 5:00pm - 8:00pm in your assigned summer housing building for those who have requested housing starting that day. Make sure to be ready to move as close to 5:00pm as possible, because moves to summer assignments MUST be completed that night. Our buildings are utilized over the summer for camps and conferences so it is imperative that the move happen quickly. Even with the tight turnaround, you will be expected to remove your belongings and clean your room thoroughly, so make sure to plan ahead!!

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 $350 per month ($87.50 per week).
  • Option 1: All Summer (June 5 - September 3)
    • Includes housing in Chapel View or College View from June 6 - August 18, housing in the Southwest Hostel from August 18 - 26, and housing as an early arrival in your fall assignment from August 26 - September 4. Charges are calculated at $87.50 per week/$350.00 per month 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 $87.50 per week/$350.00 per month 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 $87.50 per week/$350.00 per month and reported to student accounts approximately July 1, August 1, and September 1. Example: Housing from June 13—July 4 would be 3 weeks ($262.50) 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 the day you pick up your keys and ends the day you turn in your key AND check out with your CF. 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 please contact Residential Life at or by phone at 507-933-7529.

Where can I find the application?

Applications will be available in the Spring.