Summer Housing

Summer 2017 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 27-July 29) will be given priority.
  • Students here for either the first half (May 27-July 1) or second half (July 2-July 29) will be given secondary priority. 

Students who need to stay from graduation to the beginning of summer, "May move-overs," may do so for an extra charge. Students who need to stay from the end of summer until they have opening responsibilities, "August move-overs," may do so for an extra charge. Opening responsibilities include students whose role is related to the opening of the college and ultimately determined by the Dean of Students. It includes in-season athletes, pre-orientation programs, leadership groups who have responsibilities during orientation, etc. Questions regarding summer housing can be emailed to Debby Young at

2017 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 (This option is only available for residents who can and will be present on campus Wednesday, May 24 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to move from their spring assignment to their summer assignment. Residents will stay in their current assignment until that time on Wednesday and will move to their summer assignment only on that date.)
    • May 21-27
    • $250
  • Entire Summer
    • May 27 (noon)-July 29 (noon)
    • $1,000 (double) or $1,500 (private)
  • First Half Summer (5 weeks)
    • May 27 (noon)-July 1 (noon)
    • $600 (double) or $900 (private)
  • Second Half Summer (4 weeks)
    • July 2 (noon)-July 29 (noon)
    • $480 (double) or $720 (private)
  • August Move-Over (from 2017 summer housing assignment to 2017 fall housing assignment)
    • $25 per day from July 30-Aug. 19 or until your opening responsibilities begin

To request summer housing, submit a completed Summer 2017 Housing Application (available in the spring) to the Residence Life Office. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, April 14, 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 2017 Summer Dates

  • April 13, 2017
    • Completed summer housing applications due
  • April 28, 2017
    • Last day to withdraw summer housing application without penalty. All withdrawals after 5 p.m. on Friday, April 28, will incur a $50 fee.
  • May 5, 2017
    • Notification of private or double room assignments and the move over procedures will be sent via email by Friday, May 5.

Note: You are responsible for making full payments to Business Services by Tuesday, August 1.