All students who are applying for summer housing are encouraged to attend the Summer Employment/Housing Information Session listed below. Staff from various departments on campus will conduct this information session and be available to answer any questions.

Thursday, April 7th at 4:00 p.m. in Science Center 200

Summer Housing Eligibility and Verification

The Office of Residential & First-Year Programs will only provide housing for one or more of the following reasons listed below. Anyone seeking housing for any other reason than listed below will not be accommodated in campus housing this summer.

  • Gettysburg College student employees
  • Students completing a College approved internship
  • Gettysburg College research assistants
  • Students taking summer classes
  • International students

Verification Process - Verification must be provided at the time of application. Students will NOT be able to select a room for the summer NOR be issued a key for summer housing until their summer housing eligibility can be verified.

  • Students who are college employees, interns or research assistants must have their supervisor complete the verification section of the summer housing application.
  • If students are seeking an internship off-campus, the internship must be college approved and the appropriate paperwork must be completed through the Center for Career Development (CCD). Please note that graduating seniors are not eligible for college-approved internships.  See the CCD website for more information on internships.
  • Students taking summer classes will be verified through the Registrar's Office.

Summer Housing Locations (locations are subject to change)

  • Summer Housing for 2016 will be located in Patrick Hall.  HHMI students will be housed in Lamp Post, Appleford, and Appleford Carriage House.  CPS Fellows and Mellon Grant students will be housed in Constitution Apartments. 
  • The rooms in Patrick Hall will primarily be at single occupancy, dependent on the total number of summer housing applicants.  Students may also request to live together in a double room in Patrick Hall.
  • All college furniture must remain in all summer residence hall rooms regardless of summer capacity.
  • These housing options for the summer are subject to change and Residential & First-Year Programs reserves the right to determine the number of doubles and singles to accommodate all summer housing requests.

Summer Housing Rate and Billing Process

  • The 2016 Summer Housing rate is $500 per student.
  • Housing rates apply regardless of the amount of time needed for summer housing and will not be pro-rated based on check-in or check-out dates.
  • Residential & First-Year Programs will bill all summer housing applicants for summer housing by Tuesday, April 26th.

Summer housing fee for students who are REQUIRED to live on-campus (senior research assistants and RC/RAs):

  • Students who are required (e.g. Senior Research Assistants and the RC/RAs) to live in college housing will be issued a credit for their summer housing fee once their supervisor completes the Summer Student Data Form and submits the form to Student Employment Services (Box 425). It is the responsibility of the student's supervisor to notify Student Employment Services of any Senior Research Assistants who are REQUIRED to live on campus and should be issued a credit for their summer housing fee.
  • Please note that not all research assistants who apply for summer housing are required to live on-campus. The Provost Office staff will make the final determination as to which research assistants are required to live on-campus.

Can my department pay for my summer housing?

  • Departments are not permitted to pay for summer housing for those students who are NOT required to live on campus. 
  • With the exception of those students who are required to live on campus this summer, students will be billed for summer housing on their student account and are responsible for paying their housing bill.

Housing Application and Room Selection Procedures

  • Summer housing applications will be available by April 1st and can be downloaded from our website and are also available in the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs.
  • Applications must be returned to the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016.
  • Applicants will randomly select a summer housing lottery number when they return their summer housing application by the April 15th deadline.
  • Housing for those whose eligibility is verified will then be selected in class year/lottery number order. Applications submitted after the deadline will be placed at the end in date received order.
  • Summer housing room sign-ups will be held Thursday, April 21st beginning at 4:00 p.m. in CUB 230.
  • Those who cannot attend room sign-ups at that time will need to designate a proxy to choose a room on their behalf. They do so by completing a summer housing proxy form, which their proxy must bring with him/her when selecting summer housing on April 21st.

Summer Housing Check-in Dates and Temporary Storage

The summer housing check-in dates and times listed below will apply to most students.  However, we ask that students work with us to be patient and flexible as we work through the details of spring to summer housing transition.  Each student will receive specific details regarding his/her transition to summer housing by Friday, April 29th.

  • Patrick Hall and Constitution Apartments: check-in will occur no earlier than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9th. Key pick-up will occur in CUB 250 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on May 9th. 
  • Lamp Post, Appleford, and Appleford Carriage House: check-in will occur no earlier than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 16th. Key pick-up will occur in CUB 250 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. on May 16th. 
  • Most students will be able to remain in their spring semester housing until they move to summer housing.  However, some students will not be able to remain in their spring housing and may have to relocate between May 8th and May 16th. Specific transition times cannot be finalized until after room sign-ups occur on Thursday, April 21st at which point we will know specifics about where people are moving from and where they are moving to.  Transition details will be available by Friday, April 29th. 

Limited Temporary Storage

  • Limited temporary storage will be available in Patrick Hall for those students who leave campus prior to Sunday, May 8th and/or check into summer housing after May 9th.
  • Specific details about requesting temporary storage will be available at a later date.
  • All items MUST be removed from temporary storage by noon on Wednesday, June 1st.

Summer housing will end at 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 7th

Summer housing end dates are determined by fall housing placement, summer conference schedule and Facilities/Housekeeping needs to have rooms appropriately prepared for fall occupancy.

  • Summer residents will pick up their fall housing room keys no earlier than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5th. Key pick-up will occur in CUB 250 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on August 5th.
  • Summer residents must be moved out of their summer housing by 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 7th. Summer housing keys must be returned by 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 7th.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  Students not returning for the Fall 2016 semester (e.g. May 2016 graduates, those studying off-campus, those living off-campus, etc.) must vacate their Gettysburg College residence hall room and return their summer housing room keys by 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 7th.
  • All summer housing residents MUST plan their work schedules and any travel arrangements around these checkout dates.

Please note: It is important that summer residents share information regarding summer housing check-in AND check-out dates and times with their supervisors and/or departments. It is crucial that students transition between spring-to-summer and summer-to-fall housing within the times determined by the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs. Our buildings are scheduled for summer conferences, summer renovations, and preparation for students' arrival in August. Summer residents will need to plan to move during these times or use temporary storage.

Air Conditioning and Disability Accommodations

Hosting Requirements During Heat Waves

Summer Signing Bonus



2016 Summer Housing Application