Summer Housing

Summer 2022 Update: 

There will be limited summer housing opportunities available for Summer 2022, primarily for pre-approved student organizations participating in College-sponsored programs.

Students in situations that prevent them from travelling to a safe location should be in communication with their Resident Deans (e.g., financially independent students, international students unable to travel due to travel restrictions, or students with other circumstances related to health and safety). A process to apply for summer housing for students with extenuating circumstances will be released by the end of March.

DeWolfe Summer Housing rentals will not be available.

Commencement Period (May 15 - TBD)

Some student organizations directly involved with the Commencement exercises or supporting campus operations are granted a limited number of beds covering the period from move out until the Monday following commencement. If you are granted housing for this period, you should plan to be moved out of your term-time room and into your new assignment on TBD. You should plan to move out promptly at TBD

Student groups who have been allocated beds will be contacted in March regarding how many beds they were alloted. Those requesting housing must be active students and in good standing to be given housing for this period. You will not be able to select roommates during this period and will be assigned as space permits.  By accepting a housing offer, you are committing to abide by the move-in and move-out dates. You should plan to be on-campus for both of these dates.  

Because of the short turnaround time between undergraduate move-out and commencement housing move-in, it is likely that your room will not be as fully cleaned as you may be used to. Brooms and trash bags will be made available at the building manager's office.

Rooms should be left clean and broom swept with windows and doors locked.  If you have additional housing following the move out date, you will likely be moved to a new location. We strongly advise you to ship most of your belongings home or put them in storage prior to the commencement housing period.

Summer Housing (Dates TBD)

A limited number of student organizations and offices, deemed essential to College programming and operations, are housed on-campus over the summer. The Dean of Students Office will reach out to eligible groups starting in March to solicit rosters of students from eligible groups. The cost for summer housing for student organizations/offices is $200/person. The vast majority of students remaining on campus for this period are doing so to support summer service programs through the Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship (Phillips Brooks House). 

If you are offered housing through an eligible group, you will not be able to select roommates during this period and will be assigned as space permits.  By accepting a housing offer, you are committing to abide by the move-in and move-out dates. If you expect to have Bridge Housing, you will likely need to move to another location on the move-out date, so please plan to be on campus. 

Because of the need for multiple moves, we strongly advise you to send most belongings home or to put them in storage. 

Bridge Housing (Dates TBD)

A very small number of students who were on campus for the summer, who are living on campus in the Fall, and whose presence on campus is required to maintain the operations of campus programs, will be granted Bridge Housing (formerly Bridge II). The Housing & Residential Life team will reach out to specific groups eligible for Bridge housing. 

Harvard University Housing

Harvard University Housing occasionally has summer sublets available for Harvard College students. For more information, please keep an eye on the HUH website and contact them with any questions you may have. 

Non-Harvard Options

For students looking for alternative local, non-Harvard arrangements, these options may be appropriate. The Dean of Students Office does not endorse or inspect any of the listed options. We caution all prospective tenants and roommates to verify all information you receive.

Boston University Summer Internship Housing

Boston University offers summer on-campus housing to college students who have internships or supervised research in the Greater Boston Area. For more information. Eligibility requirements include: 

  • Be a current college student who is at least 18 years of age
  • Be participating in a summer internship or supervised research program relevant to your course of study. You are required to provide a proof of internship letter from your internship sponsor as part of the application process
  • Seniors who are graduating from their universities in May 2022 are not eligible for internship housing

Northeastern University

Northeastern University offers intern housing to students who meet the following criteria: 

  • 18 years of age or older for the duration of their stay on campus
  • Enrolled as a matriculated student at an accredited college or university for the duration of their stay on campus
  • Employed in an internship or supervised research program in the Boston area for the summer

Tufts University

Tufts University in Medford/Somerville offers on-campus housing to college students who have internships or supervised research positions in the Greater Boston area. May 2020 graduates are eligible.


Public Service

The Phillips Brooks House Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship has a number of employment and service opportunities that are eligible for on-campus housing for the summer. The dates of housing correspond to the same periods as the student organization housing, so please review the timeline for commencement, summer, and bridge housing.

For Harvard students, the same eligibility criteria apply. Some non-Harvard students are also hired for public service opportunities and housed on-campus. For more information on public service opportunities, please visit the Summer Service Opportunities website.

Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

Research Village

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships provides housing to both Harvard and non-Harvard students for select programs. Please visit the URAF website for more information. 

Harvard College Research Program

HCRP provide funding for students participating in research with a Harvard faculty member, which can be used to pay for local housing options.