Summer Session Housing

Summer Session Housing Has Filled.  Students who are interested in housing in the Amherst area for the summer who did not submit an application are encouraged to search for off campus options on the Off Campus Housing website.

General Information

Summer housing is available to the following groups of residents:

  • Students enrolled in UMass Amherst Summer Session classes through Continuing and Professional Education who do not have an alternative housing option during the stay at home advisory
  • UMass Amherst students employed on-campus that requires you to be on-site. Applicants must document employment and be enrolled for fall 2020.
  • UMass students already approved to remain on campus for the remainder of spring 2020. 
  • Incoming or current international students who are unable to travel or who do not have an alternate housing option.

Summer Session assignments will be private rooms located in CHCRC (Oak, Sycamore).  Students currently approved to stay for spring 2020 and living outside of these 4 residence halls will be required to move.  These students will be provided a specific time to move and will have access to moving bins for a smooth transition.

Please Note: Summer Session Housing will be assigned on a first come, first served basis based on space availability.  Currently most spaces have been filled by current applicants.  Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  If spaces for Summer Sessions fill, we will communicate with any applicants within one business day.

Submitting an Application
The application is a Google form and does require that you have an @umass.edu email account in order to complete the form.

To access the application, please navigate here to log in to your UMass Google Mail, you will need your NetID and Password and you must log out of any personal gmail accounts.  Once you have completed this step, you will be able to access the Summer 2020 Application by clicking the link at the top of this page.

Students who secure summer housing will be assigned to spaces in CHCRC or Southwest. Summer residents should expect their rooms to be equipped with a bed (mattress and frame), desk and chair, bookcase, and a wastebasket. Students must supply their own linens. No pets (including birds, rodents, or insects) are allowed in residence hall rooms. Read more about your room.  Students assigned to CHCRC spaces will have temperature control.  Students assigned to Southwest are encouraged to bring a fan as these spaces do not have temperature control.

Summer residents are expected to conduct themselves according to University policies as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct.  All summer residents must have a valid UMass Amherst ID Card (UCard). The UCard is used as the key to the main entrance of the residence hall. All residents are expected to carry their UCards. When campus staff ask residents for identification, the UCard must be presented. To preserve Residence Hall Security, the UCard must never be loaned to anyone.

Summer Rent and Fees

Summer Session I
The Summer Session residence hall opens for check-in on Sunday, May 17 from 12-8pm. Classes begin on Monday, May 18, 2020. Room keys are available at the CHCRC Service Desk. Summer Session I concludes Friday, June 26th and check out is required by 5:00pm. No Summer Session I resident will be allowed to remain after 5:00pm Friday, June 26th unless they submit a Summer Session II housing application.

Session I (CHCRC): Sunday, May 17 - Friday, June 26 by 5:00pm
Standard Shared: $1,404
IT Residential Tech Fee: $30

Summer Session I and II
The residence hall opens for check-in on Sunday, May 17 from 12:00 to 8:00pm. Classes begin on Monday, May 18. Room keys are available at the CHCRC Service Desk. Summer Session II concludes on Friday, August 14th and check out is required by 5:00pm. No Summer Session II resident will be allowed to remain after 5:00pm on Friday, August 14.

Summer Session I and Session II (CHCRC): Sunday, May 17 - Friday August 14 by 5:00pm
Standard Shared: $3,132
IT Residential Tech Fee: $60

Transition Options for Students Approved to Remain on Campus for spring 2020

Spring 2020 Approved to Stay Transition
Students currently approved to stay will be asked to transition into the spaces being used for summer housing in Oak, Sycamore, Patterson and MacKimmie.  This transition will happen prior to the start of Summer Session I.  In early May, students who need to transition will be provided a window of time to complete their move.  Students will be provided a moving bin to assist with the transition.  Also, students who are transitioning can request an adjusted occupancy period if they believe they will vacate prior to the end of the summer session they have registered for.  After completing your application, students can email living@umass.edu with the date that they plan to vacate.  Students who check out by the alternate date will be charged the daily rate for the days that the remained on campus.

Session I (CHCRC): Specific transition date will be provided - Friday, June 26 by 5:00pm
Standard Shared: $1,656
IT Residential Tech Fee: $30 

Summer Session I and Session II (CHCRC): Specific transition date will be provided - Friday August 14 by 5:00pm
Standard Shared: $3,384
IT Residential Tech Fee: $60

Summer Meal Plan

Students are eligible to secure a summer meal plan. For more information, please contact Dining Services at (413) 545-1362.

Payment Expectations

  • Any student who submits an application for Summer Session Housing and receives an assignment will automatically be billed to their Summer bursar account.
  • Students who are assigned to a space and later cancel will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee and the weekly rent refund schedule. For more information, please contact the Student Services Office.
  • The IT Residential Technology fee is a mandatory requirement for all summer residents, which will be applied to residents' Bursars bill.

Links

Continuing and Professional Education