Summer Residential Program

The summer residential program is available to:

  • Grinnell College research/MAP students,
  • Full time summer (College sponsored) interns, and
  • Student College employees who work a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Rental cost is $70 per week (full week payments/contracts only; partial week refunds will not be issued).

Partial Term

Minimum of 5 weeks required and subject to availability. 

Students in need of partial term residency must clearly indicate dates housing is needed on the Summer Housing Contract. (Partial term housing is on a 'space available' basis.  Priority is given to full term requests.)

The summer residence program is not available to individuals who are not Grinnell College students, students who have graduated, or former students who are no longer enrolled at Grinnell College.

Houses and Assignments

Campus houses are not fully accessible and most are not air conditioned. Students with accessibility needs or a medical condition who require a residential accommodation must have documentation on file with the Disability Resource Office. The type of accommodation required must be clearly indicated on the Summer Residential Contract. Students in need of a medical accommodation will be assigned a house/room based on the accommodation required.

Students are assigned a single room whenever possible. Depending on interest, there may not be enough single rooms for everyone, therefore students are asked to indicate their roommate preference. If space/room is needed, students will be paired with a roommate.

Students may indicate their house, housemate, and roommate preferences on the Summer Residential Contract. Specific house and room requests are not guaranteed; placements are dependent on need and availability.

Interim Residency

Interim residency is available to a small number of students who are unable to leave campus before and/or after the summer term.

Students not enrolled in the Summer Residential Program (either part or full term) are not eligible for interim residency and may not remain on campus beyond check out for an extended stay.

Special approval for early and/or late summer interim residency must be received from the Department of Residence Life. Students must indicate their need for interim residency on the Summer Residential Contract; contract and payment must be submitted by the due date in order to be considered for interim residency.  Students may be placed in a transitional room during their interim stay. 

Late Interim Residency

Late interim housing is only available to students living on campus during the summer and whose summer housing term extends to the fall semester. 
late interim residency charges are not included in the total rental amount and must be paid separately.

Cost: $70 per week.

Sign Up

A Summer Residency Contract will be sent to students via email or are available from the Department of Residence Life.

To reserve a space for summer residency, the Summer Residential Contract and $70 deposit payment must be submitted by the deadline.

Completed and signed contracts can be returned to the Department of Residence Life, Rosenfield Center, 3rd floor.

Deposit payments may be made at Student Accounts. Cash, credit, or debit cards are accepted. The $70 deposit payment is applied to total rental charges. The remainder of rent is automatically deducted from student's payroll checks or stipend.

Students who request summer residency after the deadline are on a 'space available' basis.

Laundry and Storage

Students living in summer residency may use laundry facilities located in Main Hall. Short-term storage will be available in Clark 5025. 

Laundry facility and storage details will be sent to students via email after contracts are received and assignments are final.


A Room Inventory Report will be completed for each room. Students should thoroughly review the Inventory Sheet following check in.

At the end of the summer residency term, students must schedule a time to check out of their room with the Department of Residence Life or forfeit the right to appeal damage/excessive clean up charges.

Room keys must be returned at check out or taken to Campus Security before leaving campus. Students who do not return their key will not receive credit for the $50 key deposit.

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