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Summer Housing

Summer 2018 Housing Overview

The Residence Life Office (RLO) will house Davidson students over the summer in Chidsey Hall.

  • Due to space availability, students doing research, internships, taking classes and/or working for Davidson College for the entire summer (May 24-July 28) will be given priority.
  • Students here for either the first half (May 24-June 30) or second half (July 1-July 28) will be given secondary priority. 

Students who need to stay from graduation to the beginning of summer are considered May move-overs and may do so for an extra charge. Residents who need to stay from the end of their summer college housing on July 28 until their opening responsibilities begin are considered August move-overs and may do so for an extra daily charge.  Note on your summer housing application that you wish to be a May or August move-over.

Opening Responsibilities

Opening responsibilities refer to students whose specific role on campus in August is directly related to the opening of the college and is ultimately determined by the Dean of Students.

Opening responsibilities roles include:

  • In-season athletes
  • Pre-orientation programs
  • Leadership groups who have responsibilities during orientation
  • Other groups as determined by the Dean of Students

Questions regarding summer housing can be emailed to Mary Ann Shessler at

Questions regarding May late stay/August early arrival can be emailed to Kristen Harwood at

May Move-over Process

All May move-overs will be temporarily housed in Richardson Hall during move-over week. May move-overs will have from noon on Sunday, May 20 through noon on Monday, May 21 to relocate out of their spring assignment into their move-over assignment in Richardson.  May move-overs will be able to move to their summer assignment in Chidsey anytime between 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 through the evening of Monday, May 28.

Important: Richardson Hall will be without hot water for most of this week, as will most of campus, while Physical Plant conducts annual maintenance on the steam plant. Residents will have access to Irwin and Akers bathrooms this week to take hot showers.

2018 Summer Housing Rates

All summer living options are billed at either a double room rate or a private room rate. RLO will attempt to meet requests for private rooms but there are a very limited number available and it will not be possible to fulfill most private room requests.

  • May Move-Over from Spring assignment to Summer assignment
    • May 20-24
    • $30 per day
  • Entire Summer
    • May 24 (3:00 pm)-July 28 (noon)
    • $1,125 (double) or $1,620 (private)
  • First Half Summer (5 weeks)
    • May 24 (3:00 pm)-June 30 (noon)
    • $700 (double) or $1000 (private)
  • Second Half Summer (4 weeks)
    • July 1 (noon)-July 28 (noon)
    • $560 (double) or $800 (private)
  • August Move-Over to Fall assignment (for summer housing residents only)
    • Daily fee from July 28-August 18 or until your opening responsibilities begin. (Note: $30 per night fee is for requests approved prior to July 15, 2018; $60 per night fee is for requests approved after July 15, 2018).  August move-overs will stay in their summer housing assignment until Tuesday, July 31 and be present to move into their Fall housing assignment on that date between 4-5 p.m.

To request summer housing, submit an online Summer 2018 Housing Application to the Residence Life Office. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, April 13, at 11:59 p.m. Applications received after this time will be considered based on space availability. 

Please note, if your dates on campus straddle a portion of the first half and a portion of the second half of summer, you will need to apply as an entire summer resident.

All college and RLO Policies and Procedures, as noted on the RLO website, apply during summer housing and any student found in violation of policy may be asked to leave campus housing and the full housing fee will still be required to be paid.

Important 2018 Summer Dates

  • March 1, 2018
  • April 12, 2018
    • Completed summer housing applications due
  • April 27, 2018
    • Last day to withdraw summer housing application without penalty. All withdrawals after 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27, will incur a $50 fee, charged to your student account.
  • May 4, 2018
    • Notification of private or double room assignments and the move over procedures will be sent via email by Friday, May 4.

Note: Residents are responsible for making full payments to Business Services by Wednesday, August 1, 2018; graduated seniors and non-Davidson students must make payment in full before summer move-in date.