Office for Residential Life
& Housing Services

Summer Housing

Fact Sheet

Please read all of the information thoroughly. Once signed, your housing contract is binding. *We will begin accepting Summer Housing contracts Monday, April 7, 2014.

Printable Fact Sheet [pdf]

General Information

Summer Housing will be located in the Anderson and Wilder Residence Halls. Most students will be housed in single occupancy rooms. Students may request to live in a double room with a preferred roommate; we will do our best to accommodate such requests but can make no guarantee. Short-term stays (less than 7 days) may be assigned to either a single or a double room, based on availability. The University is not responsible for your personal property. You should consider obtaining insurance coverage for your personal property. Linen and storage facilities are not provided.

Eligibility & Fees

Eligibility for Summer Housing is specifically contingent upon your affiliation with the University of Rochester. You must be registered as a full-time UR undergraduate student for the 2014-2015 academic year, or be a non-UR student affiliated with a UR department, academic program, or faculty member to be eligible for summer housing. Non-UR students taking summer courses must provide verification of course registration and payment in order to submit a summer housing application. Housing assignments are contingent upon receipt of the signed contract on file by the date of check-in. All contracts require a minimum stay of seven days; students will be billed for a minimum stay of seven days billed at the rate of $20.00 per night, double occupancy. Refer to specific rate information.

Application Process

A signed Summer Housing Application and Contract must be on file by 5:00 p.m., May 5, 2014 for on-time consideration and preference for singles at the Office for Residential Life, 020 Gates Wing Susan B. Anthony Hall, along with all appropriate fees or a signed payment plan.  All applications/contracts submitted by the date above will be guaranteed Summer Housing. Students submitting application/contracts after the deadline will be housed according to availability. If you wish to room with a specific individual, please indicate that on your application form. Room assignments will be made at the time of check-in. You will receive an email with information about check-in (location, hours) a few days before summer housing begins.

You are responsible for reading and abiding by the Summer Housing Contract. No new housing contracts will be accepted after the start of the second six-week session, June 30, 2014.

A student may cancel/withdraw his/her contract, with no penalty, by contacting the Office for Residential Life, 020 Gates Wing Susan B. Anthony Hall, by 5:00 p.m., May 5, 2014. Any cancellation of the contract after May 6, 2013 will result in the contract holder being held to the required minimum stay fee of fourteen days; this fee will be added to the student’s summer term bill.

Students affiliated with special sponsored programs – ECO, McNair, Xerox, Kearns, CVS, REU Physics, REU Chemistry, SMD/GEBBS Summer Scholars, SURF, Oral Biology, Rochester Scholars and Strong Children’s Research – should be in touch with their program administrator for a special housing application. Do not submit the application in this packet.


Summer Housing begins Monday, May 19, 2014. If you are currently living on campus, you will be able to remain in your spring 2014 room assignment until noon Wednesday, May 21, 2014. A list of approved Summer Housing residents will be forwarded to each Area Office for verification purposes. Summer residents will move into their summer housing assignment starting at noon on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. You are required to follow posted check-out procedures for your current area on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Summer Housing ends on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at noon. The summer housing staff will send an email to all summer residents with check-in information five or six days before the official start of summer housing.

Payment Information

  1. Only UR students enrolled for the fall 2014 semester are eligible for Summer Housing charges to be posted to their UR Term bill. Term bill charges will be posted for the full contract period indicated.
  1. Those students who are not enrolled for fall 2014 must pay by money order or certified bank check, in US currency only. These can be obtained through the US Post Office, or Chase Bank in Todd Union. Please make all payments payable to the “University of Rochester”. Direct payments are due according to the schedule provided at check-in. A penalty of $5.00 per day will apply for all late payments.
  1. Students whose housing fees are paid by departments or faculty members must provide a University requisition for their charges, or a signed letter from the responsible department, at the time they submit their contract. Departmental offices that have any questions about this requirement should be directed to the Office for Residential Life, (585) 275-3166.

    Bridge Contract

    Undergraduate students enrolled for the 2014-2015 academic year, with a room assignment in University housing for the fall semester, 2014, will be given the opportunity to extend their Summer Housing Contract for the period August 9, 2014 – August 29, 2014. Students who choose the bridge contract option MUST move from their summer assignment into their fall assignment before they leave campus for any period of time between the bridge dates.

    Questions about summer housing?
    Contact Residential Life, (585) 275-3166

    Questions about summer meal plans and dining options?
    Contact Cheryl Kilts, (585) 275-8756