While the majority of residential buildings and campus services are offline during College Break Periods, the College recognizes that some students may need campus housing outside of the academic terms. Students who meet break housing criteria may apply for break housing. Applications will be reviewed and confirmation emails will be sent to those students who have been approved. Travel arrangements should not be finalized until a confirmation email has been received. View the Residential Life Housing Calendar for all approved return and departure dates for the current academic year.

Winter Break Housing

Information will be available during Fall Term
View Student Housing Calendar for important End of Year Dates

Spring Break Housing

Information will be available during Winter Term
View Student Housing Calendar for important End of Year Dates

Summer Housing Sections I, II, and III

Summer Housing General Information

Summer Housing is made up of three distinct sections: Commencement Week, Summer Break, and Pre-Season/Early Arrival. Students can apply for housing only for the section(s) during which they meet the outlined eligibility requirements (below). Housing is limited during Summer Section II and not all requests will be granted.

Eligibility Requirements

Students can apply to live in campus housing during the dates they meet the eligibility requirements (see below). As part of the approval process, all break housing requests will be verified by a supervisor, coach, professor, etc. Detailed arrival and departure instructions, as well as total costs, will be outlined in the confirmation email once an application has been approved. Students who are not eligible but need housing may email Residential Life directly to discuss the details of their request to be considered for housing. The list outlined below applies to all summer sections. Section specific eligibility can be found in the detailed Summer Section breakdowns.

  • International Students
  • On-Campus Employment
  • St. Olaf in-person course enrollment
  • Supervised Summer Research or Fellowships
  • Carleton Approved Internship/Externship

JAMES STORAGE SUMMER CLOSURE NOTICE

James Hall will be undergoing renovations during the summer and therefore James Storage will be unavailable for students to access beginning Monday, June 10 through Friday, August 30. Students who are approved to arrive during these dates should store belongings in Goodhue, Watson, Musser, or Cassat. James Hall will be available to students who are arriving during standard Fall Term arrival dates.

Summer Section I: Commencement Week Housing
Tuesday, June 4 to Saturday, June 8

Cost: $150 for the week
Housing Location: Approved students will remain in their Spring Term housing assignment.
Important Move Dates: Students who are approved for Summer Section I and II must be present on campus to move to summer housing on Friday, June 7.
Earliest Possible Request Date: Tuesday, June 4 *Must have an on-campus Spring Term housing assignment.
Latest Possible Departure Date: Saturday, June 8 at 2:00pm.
Section Specific Eligibility: Siblings of graduating seniors; Reunion, SLAI, and CLAE employees (housing requests for students working for Reunion, SLAI, CLAE programs should not complete a form until approved start and end dates have been established by the supervisor).

Meal Plan: Yes, included in the total cost.

Students who are approved for Summer Section I and II will be given specific instructions regarding when to move from their Spring Term housing assignment to their Summer Break housing assignment.

Summer Section II: Summer Break
Monday, June 10 to Sunday, August 25

Cost: $14/night (meal plan is not included)
Housing Location: All summer students will be housed in Myers Hall. Roommate assignments will be dependent on volume of eligible requests.
Important Move Dates: Students approved for Summer Section II and III must be present during the week of August 26 to move to their Fall Term Assignments.
Earliest Possible Arrival Date: Monday, June 10
Latest Possible Departure Date: Sunday, August 25
Meal Plan: Information will be available through Dining Services.

*Pre Season Varsity Athletes do not need to complete a Summer Break Housing form UNLESS they are eligible for and need housing outside of the dates established by their coach.

Students who are approved for Summer Section II and III will be given specific instructions regarding when to move from their Summer Break housing assignment to their Fall Term housing assignment.
*Students who do not have an on-campus Fall Term assignment are not approved to stay in campus housing after Sunday, August 25.

Summer Section III: Early Arrival

Tuesday, September 3 to Saturday, September 14 (Approved arrival dates vary by group and will be established by a supervisor)

Early Arrival is reserved for students whose campus involvement plays an integral role in preparing the College to open for New Student Week activities. Students approved to arrive during Early Arrival will move directly into their Fall Term housing assignment. *Students who do not have an on campus Fall Term housing assignment are not eligible for Early Arrival housing.

Supervisors are responsible for sharing an Early Arrival Roster with Residential Life. Approved Early Arrival students will receive information about move-in and storage in early August.

Requests to adjust an arrival date must be requested through a supervisor. Requests submitted to Residential Life will be rerouted to the supervisor or coach for approval which may delay response time.

Earliest Possible Arrival Date by Group
*Students will not be approved to arrive on weekends, College Holidays, or New Student Move-In Day.

  • Resident Assistants: Saturday, August 31
  • Peer Leaders: Varies by group
  • New Student Week Leaders: Unknown
  • Academic Support Center Staff: Unknown
  • ITS/PEPS: Unknown
  • Academic Department Training: Unknown
  • Perlman Institute: Unknown

Independent Requests
Students who are not a part of an approved early arrival group and who need to request Early Arrival Housing must email reslife@carleton.edu. Requests will be processed on a case by case basis. Arrivals for returning students will not be coordinated on Tuesday, September 10 as this date is reserved for New Student Move-In.

Cost: $36/day (includes housing and cost of required daily meal plans)

Housing Location: Approved students will move directly into their Fall Term housing assignments. Students who do not have an on-campus Fall Term housing assignment are not eligible for Early Arrival.

Meal Plan: All Early Arrival students are required to be on a meal plan. The plan will include breakfast, lunch, and dinner and will be included in the Early Arrival costs.

Storage: Open Storage Hours will be posted in mid August. Available hours will be based on the storage records we have for those students scheduled to arrive on a specific date. Students who arrive outside of these hours will need to work with their supervisor to attend the next available Open Storage shift for the desired location.

Students who are approved for Summer Section II and III will be given specific instructions regarding when to move from their Summer Break housing assignment to their Fall Term housing assignment.
*Students who do not have an on-campus Fall Term assignment are not approved to stay in campus housing after Sunday, August 25.

Paying for Break Housing

Each Summer Section will be billed separately as the housing rates and available meal plans vary. As per Business Office policy, break housing costs will be billed directly to the student’s account for the student to cover.

Arrival Instructions for Break Housing

Students who have been approved for break housing must arrive on a weekday, Monday – Friday, between 9:00am and 4:30pm. Key pick-up and storage access is not available outside of normal business hours.

Students who are approved for consecutive Summer Sections should not vacate between sections. Only if the reservation periods are discontinuous will a student need to vacate summer housing and that student will be rehoused during their next approved reservation period.

Break Dining Options

Meal plans are required during Commencement Week and Early Arrival periods and will be included in the housing costs. Information regarding available summer dining options will be communicated by Dining Services

Summer Housing Request Form

Due Friday, May 10

Students who completed a form by the deadline and who have been verified by their supervisor can expect to receive a confirmation email by mid May.