We are pleased you are considering on-campus housing as you participate in summer classes. We provide convenient and affordable housing and dining options.
The residence halls expected to be used for summer school are Vawter Hall (non-AC, single and double undergraduate occupancy available), Payne Hall (AC, double occupancy only, undergrads only), Barringer and Vawter Halls for Summer Academy (non-AC, double occupancy only), and the Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown (graduate students only). All summer buildings will be co-ed. Single rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the non-AC building. All space in our undergraduate air-conditioned hall will be designated as double occupancy. Any student assigned to a double-occupancy room may request a specific roommate, or be assigned a roommate by the staff. All on-campus students are required to purchase either the Summer Flex or 19 meals-per-week dining plan. The Housing and Dining Contract is binding for both summer sessions if classes are taken. If at some point you decide not to attend summer school, you must contact our office in writing to nullify your contract by the first day of the pertinent summer session. If you don't notify us to cancel your contract, you will be charged for the on-campus space.
Summer Housing Eligibility
On-campus housing is provided for students enrolled in classes during the summer sessions.
Non-enrolled individuals wishing to live on-campus in designated summer-school housing must be approved to do so through Housing and Residence Life. Non-enrolled individuals, including students who are regularly enrolled during other academic semesters but do not have a summer class ticket, are eligible to stay in summer school housing on-campus if there is a:
- documented need to be on-campus to fulfill an academic obligation/endeavor at the university, or
- documented need to be on-campus to work/research with a university faculty member.
Non-enrolled individuals (including students who are normally enrolled during the academic year but who don't have an active summer class ticket/credit classes) wishing to live on-campus in designated summer school housing must be approved to do so through the Housing and Residence Life Office. To gain approval, provide documentation of; 1) need to be on-campus to fulfill an academic obligation/endeavor at the University, or 2) need to be on-campus to work/research with a University faculty member. The Housing Office considers the request upon receipt of a letter from the academic supervisor supporting this need. Documentation is retained with housing application materials.
Non-enrolled individuals will have the appropriate taxes added to their housing and dining fees. All oncampus residents must have a dining plan; including non-enrolled individuals. Non-enrolled individuals are required to pay the sum of their housing and dining charges within one week (7 business days) of the first day of the academic semester and are advised to secure payment arrangements prior to check-in and making payment immediately upon arrival. Individuals who have not made payment by the deadline will be required to move out of the residence hall.
The housing and dining contract is binding for both summer sessions if classes are taken.
Summer Academy is for incoming freshmen, taking courses during Summer Session II (https://vtsa.edm.vt.edu/).
The residence halls expected to be used for Summer Academy are Barringer or Vawter (non-AC, double occupancy only). All summer buildings will be co-ed. Any student assigned to a double-occupancy room may request a specific roommate; otherwise, they will be assigned a roommate by the staff. All on-campus students are required to purchase either the Summer Flex or 19 meals-per-week dining plan. If at some point you decide not to attend the summer academy, you must contact our office in writing to nullify your contract by the first day of the pertinent summer session. If you don't notify us to cancel your contract, you will be charged for the on-campus space.
To make reservations for summer school housing, complete an application (below) with Housing and Residence Life during registration in the spring semester. You can also move in without prior reservation on one of the regular check-in days. Check-in is held on the Sunday before the summer session classes begin. You may only leave personal items in the residence halls between spring and the first summer session if you have been approved to do so in advance.
Summer Residence Halls
Vawter Hall (Summer School)
Johnson and Barringer (Summer Academy)
|non-A/C, single and double occupancy|
|Payne Hall||A/C, double occupancy and limited single rooms|
|Graduate Life Center||A/C, single and double occupancy, graduate students only|
All summer buildings are co-ed, and a limited number of single rooms will be offered in non-air-conditioned buildings. Single rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Any student assigned to a double-occupancy room may request a specific roommate, or be assigned a roommate by the staff.
All on-campus students are required to purchase either the Summer Flex or 19 meals-per-week dining plan. Off-campus students may select a Summer Flex, 19 or 7 meals-per-week dining plan. Due to the abbreviated term, the larger flex plans are not available.
Summer Housing and Dining Rates
Rates are posted on the Room and Dining Rates page under the appropriate semester heading.
How to Apply
On-campus Housing & Dining Contract
To submit a summer housing contract, log into the StarRez Portal and select Housing Contracts and then the appropriate summer session on the page displayed. You will also complete a dining selection under Dining Contracts.
If you are not a Virginia Tech student normally (visiting scholars, etc), please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Off-campus Dining Only
Off-campus students wanting to add a dining plan may submit a summer dining plan by logging into the StarRez Portal and select Housing and Dining Contracts and then the appropriate summer dining session on the page displayed.
On-campus residents will have their dining plans added using the housing/dining contract above.
If you are not a Virginia Tech student normally (visiting scholars, etc), please e-mail email@example.com or visit Hokie Passport Services at 100 Student Services Building to submit a summer dining plan request.
When should I sign-up for Summer Housing?
Some on campus students that pre-register can take advantage of the spring to summer transition and leave their belongings in their current room during the spring-to-summer break. To transition students must sign up by Wednesday, April 11, 2018; otherwise students will need to take all belongings home and bring them all back for check-in. The pre-registration makes the process more efficient for both the student and our office.
What should I know about spring to summer transition?
Students will pack up their belongings and check-out of their spring room with their RA before they leave for the spring-to-summer break. Students will return for summer check-in on May 20 in the New Hall West lobby and will have access to move their personal belongings from their spring assignment to summer assignment until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May
22. Plan Summary & Release of Liability for Stored Possessions (Form 1) must be completed and submitted by
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 12:00 noon. Personal items cannot be left in the room if this form is not submitted by the
due date – NO exceptions.
What do I do if I am in a building that has been designated for Summer Housing?
If you are a current resident of Vawter or Payne you may be able to stay in your current room depending on gender
designations. While we will attempt to minimize changes, some students may need to move to a new space for the
summer. You may make this move when you return for check-in on Sunday, May 20. Donaldson Brown will remain
open between spring and summer.
What do I do if I am currently living off campus or will be a new resident student for the summer?
Review, complete, and submit the Housing and Dining Contract (Form 2) by Wednesday, April 11, 2018.