Information and reservation forms related to housing between academic terms.

Fall Pre-Season & Early Arrival Housing

Pre-Season Housing is for Varsity Athletes only and is reserved by the teams’ coach. Pre-season Housing is available beginning on Wednesday, August 17th 2022.

*If you are eligible for and would like to request Summer Housing prior to the pre-season date communicated to you by your coach, please complete a Summer Housing Request Form by May 8th. Your Summer Housing fees will not be covered by the supervising Department.

Early Arrival Housing is reserved for students whose on campus employment plays a crucial role in opening the College for New Student Week. Your supervisor will communicate an arrival date to you along with a link to the Summer Housing Request Form (the form is also located in the Summer Housing Tab below). Complete the form by May 8th.

*If you are eligible for and would like to request Summer Housing prior to the early arrival date communicated to you by your supervisor, please include that information in your request. Your Summer Housing fees will not be covered by the supervising Department.

Winter Break Housing


Winter Break Housing begins the evening of November 22, 2022 through January 2, 2023. Students will be billed based on the number of nights reserved.

Winter Break Housing Cost

  • The cost for Winter Break housing is $10/night.
  • A full break reservation is 41 nights.
  • Costs will be billed to a student’s account. Departments may not fund housing expenses on behalf of the student due to the taxable nature of the payment.
  • Changes or cancellations to a reservation must be sent to reslife@carleton.edu. The last day to change or cancel a reservation without penalty is Sunday, November 6.
  • Visit Dining Services for information about available break dining options.

Current On Campus Students who meet one of the following criteria will be approved for Winter Break housing:

  • Varsity Athlete with authorization from the Athletic Department. (PEAR Department will cover costs of housing)
  • Student working at least 20 hours per week for an on-campus job.
  • Student who is completing an in-person Carleton sponsored externship.
  • Senior working on comprehensive exercises with an advisor.
  • Student taking a course at St. Olaf (If you are enrolled in a course at St. Olaf, you will be billed for a housing and a credit removing the charge will be applied).
  • International Student.

If you have a personal circumstance in which you need housing but that does not meet the above eligibility, please submit the request form to provide additional information about your situation for review.

Break housing is not available for students who do not have a Winter Term housing assignment. Students who do not have a Fall Term assignment and are requesting break housing cannot be housed prior to Monday, November 28. 

Designated Break Housing Locations

  • Interest and Draw Houses are not an approved Break Housing location and will be offline. Students approved to stay for break and whose housing assignments are in these communities will need to work with Residential Life to locate an alternative on campus option.
  • Many residential spaces undergo essential maintenance projects during College Break Periods. For this reason, certain Halls and Townhouses may be offline and students may have to relocate if approved to remain on campus during break. Available locations will be communicated once the list is finalized.

To Request Winter Break Housing:

If you are eligible to apply for Winter Break Housing, complete the form below.

Break Housing Requests are due by Sunday, November 6.

 If you have questions contact reslife@carleton.edu.

Spring Break Housing

While the majority of college services are not available during Spring Break, we recognize some students may have situations that require a continuation of campus housing. If you have a reason to remain on campus over Spring Break please complete the Spring Break Housing Form to request an approval.  International students will be automatically approved provided they complete the form.

Break Housing is not available if a student wishes to leave campus and return later in the break period. Break Housing is only available for students who will be living on campus for Spring Term. Students who do not have a Winter Term assignment who need to return early will not be housed prior to March 21.

Approved break residents will remain in their Winter Term assignment when possible. Locations such as Interest Houses, Draw Houses, and Townhouses may be offline if Facilities work has been scheduled. Students in these areas will need to work with Residential Life to coordinate a temporary Break Housing assignment elsewhere on campus. Additionally, break residents who have been approved to change rooms between terms will receive specific communication regarding when to complete their move.

Student groups listed below must complete a Housing Request Form in order to be approved for break housing. Please view the eligibility markers for Spring Break Housing:

  • International Students (provided the Break Housing Request Form is completed).
  • Varsity Student Athletes (only those required to stay on campus as decided by the coach).
  • On-Campus Student Employees working at least 20 hours per week (supervisors will be contacted to verify break employment).
  • Students participating in a Career Center sponsored program (the Career Center will be contacted to verify participation).
  • Students participating in any CCCE Sponsored Spring Break Program (the CCCE will be contacted to verify participation).
  • Students participating in an on-campus course at St. Olaf.
  • Students attending the choir trip to Chicago (instructor will be contacted to verify participation)
  • Seniors working on Comps requirements (advisor will be contacted to verify participation).
  • Students with Extenuating Circumstances. In collaboration with the Dean of Students Office, requests falling under this category will be processed and approved on a case by case basis.

Break Housing Details
Spring Break Housing Dates: Thursday, March 16, 2023 to Saturday, March 25, 2023. (total number of nights: 9)
Spring Break Cost: $90 for the entire Break.
*The information above reflects housing costs ONLY. Please visit the Dining Services website for available break dining options.

The Break Housing Request Form will be open Monday, January 30 through Monday, February 27. Requests submitted after this period may not be approved.

*Departments may not fund housing expenses on behalf of the student due to the taxable nature of the payment. Spring Break Housing expenses will be billed to the student’s Carleton account.

Commencement Week Housing

Information will become available during Spring Term.

Summer Housing

Information about Summer Break Housing will be available beginning Spring Term 2023