Summer 2023 Housing

The Residence Life Office (RLO) will be housing Davidson students over the summer in Chidsey Hall. Due to space availability, priority will be given to those students doing research, internships, taking classes and/or working for Davidson College during the summer. Students who wish to live on campus for the entire summer session (May 21, 2023 - July 29, 2023) will be given priority. RLO will attempt to meet as many single room requests as possible but the number of single rooms available is limited.

Summer housing contracts are offered for the full, 10-week summer (Sunday, May 21 - Saturday, July 29), or a 5-week first half of summer (Sunday, May 21 - Saturday, June 24), or a 5-week second half of summer (Sunday, June 25 - Saturday, July 29). Space is limited, and priority is given to full summer applicants. 

Summer housing rates are based on room type (double or single rooms) and duration (see Summer Housing 2023 rates below). Students may stay on-campus between spring Closing and the start of summer housing (see May Move-Over below) and/or between the end of the summer session and fall Opening (see August Move-Over below), each carries an additional charge. 

Applications for Summer Housing and the May Move-Over/August Move-Over Add-Ons are currently being accepted.

All college and RLO Policies and Procedures for Residents apply during summer housing, unless otherwise specified by RLO professionals. Any student found in violation of policy may be removed from summer housing without refund.

Summer 2023 COVID-19 Expectations and Guidelines

Students desiring to participate in summer housing must adhere to the College’s COVID-19 expectations and guidelines.

Students must be vaccinated and boosted to live in on-campus summer housing. Students who previously submitted their vaccination and booster information for the 2022-2023 academic year satisfied the expectation and do not need to resubmit the information. 

Students unsure of whether the college has their vaccination and booster information can confirm the information by checking their immunization records in the student health portal.

Davidson College does not offer the academic year level of COVID-19 support during the summer period.

  • If summer residents have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they should test through a local clinic or with a home test kit.
  • If the summer resident confirms positive, the summer resident can inform Davidson College by email at
  • Summer residents who test positive should isolate themselves in their room or find other housing accommodations at their own expense.
  • Residents should isolate for five (5) days or until the resident tests negative, but no longer than ten (10) days.
  • Residents in isolation are responsible for managing their own food and supplies.
  • Residents in isolation should not use public transportation during their isolation period.
  • Residents can shelter in place during their isolation period in their assigned rooms. 
  • Residents in isolation should wear masks when traveling to the community bathroom or obtaining food.

Summer Housing 2023 Rates

Summer housing rates are based on room type and duration. Students indicate a room type preference (either double room or single room) on the application. RLO will attempt to meet requests for single rooms but numbers are limited. See the sections on May Move-Over and August Move-Overs for their respective rates. Bills for summer housing are put on student accounts.

Full Summer:  Sunday, May 21 - Saturday, July 29

  • $1,350 (double room) or $1,900 (single room)

First Half Summer:  Sunday, May 21 - Saturday, June 24

  • $800 (double room) or $1100 (single room)

Second Half Summer:  Sunday, June 25 - Saturday, July 29

  • $800 (double room) or $1100 (single room)

Please note: May Move-overs will be without hot water for most of the first week of housing (May 15 - May 19), as will most of campus, while Physical Plant conducts annual maintenance on the steam plant. Residents will have access to Irwin or Knox bathrooms (TBD) during this week to take hot showers.

Note: Graduated seniors must make full payment before summer move-in date.

May Move-Over (Summer Housing Add-On)

$225 Flat Rate

Students staying in the residence halls from Closing to the beginning of First Half Summer are considered May Move-Overs. May Move-Overs are charged a flat rate of $225 for housing from Closing (Sunday, May 14 for non-graduating students or Monday, May 15 for graduating students) until Sunday, May 21.

Depending on the location of spring assignments, May move-overs will either stay in their spring assignment until Friday, May 19 or be housed in one temporary building during move-over week before moving into Chidsey beginning Friday, May 19. May move-overs in temporary assignments will have until noon on Monday, May 15 to relocate out of their spring assignment into the temporary move-over assignment.

August Move-Over (Summer Housing Add-On)

$35 Per Night

Students staying in the residence halls for Full Summer or Second Half Summer until Opening (August 26) AND who have an on-campus assignment for Fall 2023 are considered August Move-Overs. August Move-Overs are initially housed in their summer assignment and will move into their fall assignment on Thursday, August 3 between 4pm - 7 pm.  Summer residents must be present to move all belongings on August 3, the move-over date is not negotiable.

August Move-Overs are charged a $35 per night rate from July 30 until August 26 (placed on the student account.)

Students who have opening responsibilities (that is, roles on campus directly related to the opening of the college as determined by the Dean of Students) have the nightly rate waived beginning the date their opening responsibilities begin. Opening responsibility roles include: in-season athletes, pre-orientation programs, and leadership groups who have responsibilities during orientation.

Students must apply to be an August Move-Over on the initial application so RLO can properly assign them in summer housing to allow for cleaning and repairs before early arrivals move in in August. Students who do not live in summer housing for the entire summer or the second half of the summer are not eligible to be an August Move-Over.

Summer Housing Application

Applications for Summer Housing and the May Move-Over/August Move-Over Add-Ons are currently being accepted.

The deadline for submitting applications is 11:59 pm on Thursday, April 13, 2023. At that time, the online application will be deactivated. Students who wish to submit a late application will need to email Late applications will be considered based on space availability.

Applicants are notified if they get a room by Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Applicants will be notified if they will get a double room or a private room by Friday, April 28, 2023.

Questions regarding summer housing 2023 can be emailed to housing coordinator Ashley Smith at