Summer Housing Guide

The Office of Residential Life has a limited amount of housing to offer students who are full time employees of the College and students who are conducting full time research advised by a Hamilton Faculty member during the summer months. Students may occupy summer housing as long as they are working/researching a minimum of 35 hours per week.  Work can be paid or not.  Should their work commitment end, they must vacate summer housing immediately. 

Only Hamilton students of the classes of 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 are eligible for summer housing.

No new housing is available after July 31 as we will be preparing for the fall semester at that time.  Only students who will be in residence (in on-campus residential facilities) at Hamilton College in the fall are allowed to stay in summer housing after August 7.

All standard campus policies, as outlined in the student handbook, apply to summer residents. Any students found in violation of Campus Policy will be subject to the standard judicial consequences and may be required to leave summer housing.

  • Summer housing will be in Milbank and Minor for the 2019 summer.
Moving into and out of Summer Housing
  • If you are living on campus for the Spring 2019 semester and plan to start working on or before May 28th then you must plan to be on campus for the entire summer transition period (May 24-29).
  • If you are living on campus for the Fall 2019 semester and plan to continue summer work beyond August 7 then you must plan to be on campus for the entire fall transition period (August 6-August 8).
  • If you were abroad or on a leave for the Spring 2019 semester then you may not move into summer housing until May 29.  If you are hoping to start work before that date then you can call on May 23 to see if a room is available.
  • If you will not be living on-campus for the Fall 2019 semester then you must leave summer housing by no later than August 7.
Summer Transition Guidelines
  • Participation is based on your work start/end dates and is not optional.  If you cannot be on campus for all or part of the transition period then you need to adjust your work dates based on the information above.
  • Spring to summer transition will be May 24-28.  As soon as your summer room is ready, we will contact you via email and you will have 48 hours to move and return your old room key.  If additional time is needed, please contact Residential Life to ask if there is flexibility.
  • Summer to fall transition will be August 6-8.  As soon as your fall room is ready, we will contact you via email and you will have 48 hours to move and return your old room key.
  • It is important that you plan to be on campus for the entire transition period and that you check email regularly. We need you to move quickly so Facilities Managment can clean and prepare rooms for Reunion, which happens in early June, and for early arrival students in August.
Provisions of Summer Housing

All summer residents are required to follow the policies and procedures of the student handbook. The following are additional provisions established specifically for summer residents:

  1. Summer housing is only available to Hamilton College students employed full-time (35 hours or more a week) by the college or who are doing 35 hours per week of research sponsored by a Hamilton Faculty member. Paid work is not a requirement.
  2. Rent will be at a rate of $63 per person, per full week of occupancy in a single room.  Occupancy means either you or your belongings are in the room.  A limited number of doubles are available, but can only be chosen by two people with similar work dates (the room must be filled) and rent will be $49 per week, per person. Rent charges start on May 27 and go through August 17.
    • If you are a member of the class of 2020, 2021, or 2022 then your summer rent will be added onto your student bill in September or October of 2019.
    • If you are a member of the class of 2019 then you will pay your summer rent, in full, to the Business Office by no later than May 17, 2019.  Once we are notified by the Business Office that you have paid then you will be approved for summer housing.
      • If you cannot pay for summer housing by the deadline then please contact Ashley Place to discuss other options (aplace@hamilton.edu).
  3. In the event of absence from the room, rent must still be paid. If you will be leaving during a portion of the summer and wish to avoid paying rent during that time, you must take all of your belongings with you and must properly check out with the Office of Residential Life. No storage of belongings is available. Any articles found in a room, hallway, or lounge areas after a student has moved out or after the date of occupancy has passed, will become the property of the College and will be disposed of.  Only residents of the room should have furniture in the room.  Storing belongings for individuals not in summer housing is not recommended and any belongings left after the move out date will be disposed of.  Students will be charged for removal of personal items. 
  4. No person other than the student(s) assigned to the room shall occupy the room.
  5. The room will be maintained in good condition; the Office of Residential Life should be notified in the event of mechanical or other maintenance problems.
  6. Maintenance and Operations or Safety and Security work may necessitate access to summer residences.  The Office of Residential Life reserves the right to offer such access without prior notification in order to accomplish ongoing maintenance or safety work. However, we will attempt to contact residents to inform them of what needs to take place if at all possible.
  7. The residence hall will be locked, and residents will be given access through their Hill Card. In the interest of personal safety and property protection, all summer residents agree not to loan access cards to anyone and agree not to prop open any outside doors to the building at any time.  Additionally, ground level windows are not to be used as entrances to the building.
  8. As the building will be locked, only summer residents and their accompanying guests will have access to the inside of the building. Therefore, the summer residents will be responsible for any damage that occurs and for missing items in the building during the period of occupancy. Damage and extra cleaning fees will be prorated to all residents.
  9. As members of a residential academic community, we all share the responsibility for creating and maintaining an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and to personal growth. Perhaps of greatest importance is respect and acceptance of all individuals. Hamilton will not accept behavior that abuses or shows contempt for the persons, opinions, life styles, or property of others.
  10. Pets are not permitted. Anyone found to have a pet (other than fish) will be in violation of the student conduct code and subject to eviction, in addition to judicial consequences.  Furthermore, they will be responsible for all costs resulting from any needed cleaning and fumigating.
  11. The last day we will accept summer residents is July 31. Housing is provided for full-time summer employees, not for early arrivals for fall semester. Only students who will be in residence (in on-campus residential facilities) at Hamilton College in the fall are allowed to stay in summer residence locations after August 7.
  12. All Summer Residents will be held accountable for excessive noise or other disturbance. Any behavior not in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth in the Hamilton Student Handbook may result in eviction from campus housing.
  13. All Summer Residents must vacate their assigned room and return their keys to the Office of Residential Life on the date set by Residential Life. Failure to return your key by this time will result in a charge of $125 for each unreturned key.
  14. No storage of any kind is permitted in public areas.  Any personal property left in public areas will be removed by the College.  The College reserves the right to terminate the lease at any time without cause.
How to Apply for Summer Housing

The summer housing selection will take place on Thursday, May 9 (location TBA). Only students transitioning directly into summer housing (meaning they currently live on campus and will begin work on or before May 28) will be allowed to participate. Furthermore, to be allowed to go through the housing selection, a student must register for summer housing by completing the Summer Housing Application form. This form is available in the Residential Life office and needs to be submitted in the Office of Residential Life by 4 p.m. on Monday, April 29.

If you cannot attend the housing selection, you may send a proxy in your place to select a room. You can designate a proxy by filling out a proxy form at the Office of Residential Life. This form can be found on the Residential Life web page. If necessary the form can be emailed to reslife@hamilton.edu. More specifics of the housing selection will be emailed to participants after the application deadline.

Those students beginning jobs on or after May 29 will be allowed to select from available housing shortly before their arrival, and therefore will not participate in the housing selection. Those students must contact  Residential Life approximately one week before arriving on campus. At that time, the student will have the opportunity to select a room from the available options. Single rooms are generally available at all times of the summer.

Any questions regarding summer housing can be directed to Ashley Place, Director of Residential Life, via email at aplace@hamilton.edu or phone (315-859-4023).

Contact Information

Residential Life

Elihu Root House, 2nd Floor
315-859-4023 reslife@hamilton.edu
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