Housing Request & Deadlines

The deadline to request on-campus housing and fulfill requirements has passed and we can no longer accept housing requests. College and adult students can also see Off-Campus Living for suggested alternatives.

Housing eligibility requirements

  • Housing request: submit your housing request in online services beginning March 3.
  • Course registration: be registered in eligible course(s).
    • Secondary School Program and Secondary School Intensive English Language Program students must be enrolled in 8 credits. See Secondary School Program Admitted Students for specific requirements.
    • All other students must be enrolled in at least one eligible course. Students enrolled only in mathematics for teaching courses (MATH S-304, S-305, S-310, and S-323) or GMAT S-1 are not eligible. 
  • Full payment: submit full payment of tuition, room and board, and all other fees.

Meet all requirements early, but no later than Monday, May 19.

On-campus housing is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to students who submit a request and meet all requirements. If you do not meet all requirements by May 19 (or before if all spaces are filled with eligible students before this date), you will not be eligible for housing and your request will be canceled by the Summer School.

Complete these requirements as soon as possible to ensure all materials are processed by May 19. The Summer School cannot predict when housing will fill.

You may check the status of your housing request in online services.

Students with disabilities

To be considered for a specific housing accommodation, submit both a request for accommodation form and documentation of your disability to the disability services coordinator as early as possible, but no later than May 19. See Disability Services.

Room assignment and roommates

Housing will be assigned to eligible students who submit full payment of tuition, housing, and all other fees by the housing request deadline of May 19, or before that date if all the spaces are filled earlier. In the unlikely event that we fill housing overnight, priority will be given to those students who met all eligibility requirements earliest. Should this occur and we determine we must cancel your housing request, you will be notified via email within two business days and will receive a full refund of room and board charges.

We expect to begin releasing housing assignments on June 10. After June 10, you will receive an e-mail directing you to check your assignment by logging into online services.

On-campus residential buildings have various configurations. All buildings are coed. Most buildings have suites, typically featuring a common room, two to four bedrooms, and a shared bathroom. Other buildings have rooms off a hallway with a shared bath. Some bedrooms have bunk beds. All rooms and bathrooms are single sex. Learn more about the rooms.  Please note building or room requests cannot be honored

Your roommates may come from all over the world. Often, English-speaking students live with students whose native language is not English. Because getting to know new people is a valuable part of the Summer School experience, roommate requests cannot be honored. There is no housing for couples or families.

Immunization requirement

If you live on campus, you must comply with Massachusetts and Harvard University immunization requirements.

Housing cancellation and refunds

You may cancel your housing request (via online services) through Thursday, June 26. After this date you must submit a signed course registration changes and Summer School housing cancellation form to the Housing Office. E-mail and telephone requests are not accepted. No other method of notification, including failure to move in or verbal notification, is accepted.

Secondary School Program students: if you wish to cancel housing but remain enrolled in courses, you must submit a written cancellation request to the SSP Office for approval.

Refund deadlines

Room and board charges are refunded in full if you cancel your housing request by May 19. If you cancel housing after May 19, the amount of your refund depends on the date your cancellation is submitted online or received at the Summer School offices at 51 Brattle Street. If you drop or withdraw from all Summer School courses, you are no longer eligible for housing (see course changes and withdrawals).

Amount of refund Refund deadline
Full room and board refund Monday, May 19
Room and board refund less $1,130 cancellation fee Thursday, June 26
Prorated board refund only after Thursday, June 26