Summer Housing

Summer 2015 Housing Information coming soon!

Summer Housing is available to students for use during the months of June, July, and August. Typically, students are housed in theme houses and apartments, though a few floors in a tower residence hall may also be used.

Please be sure to read through all of the following information to ensure that you understand eligibility, placement, transitions, rates, and applying to live on-campus during the summer.


While we do work to accommodate anyone who has a need to be on-campus for the summer, we reserve summer housing spaces, first, for students who are:

  • Working or required to be on-campus due to a summer grant, work study, or specific departmental or program needs; or
  • Taking courses at Augustana. Online courses are acceptable, and there is no minimum credit requirement.

Once all students who require housing for these purposes have been placed, additional vacant spaces are offered to others who have applied, in accordance with our summer housing waiting list. 


Students may apply to live in a specific theme house or apartment community as a group or as an individual. In all cases, great care is taken in trying to meet requests to live with specific individuals and in specific locations. However, in the event that space constraints do not allow for students to live at their preferred location, students may be placed throughout the theme house and apartment community as space allows. It is possible that a student may be placed with a room or housemate they may not already know.

If you have been awarded a theme house or apartment for the coming fall semester, the Residence Life Office will work to give you preference for that location for the summer. However, if the group awarded that space for the fall is unable to fill the space for the summer, other students who have applied for summer housing may be placed there as well.


Transitions refer to the times during which students are moving from one housing location on-campus to another. These transitions are often very difficult to coordinate and involve a number of departments on campus who are each responsible for a different aspect of that transition. As a result, we ask that students be patient and understanding throughout the summer housing and transition processes.

For Summer 2014, the transition dates that all students need to be aware of are:

  • June 1, 2014 - First day Summer Housing is available. For students who do not plan to go home before the start of summer courses or who will not start working on-campus immediately, the transition from Spring to Summer Housing will occur during the week of May 27th through May 31st. Students planning to be out of town during the week of that transition will be responsible for vacating their Spring Housing location by the official closing date for our residential community (12 Noon on May 25th).
  • June 27, 2014 - Last day of Summer Housing Session 1. Students leaving at the end of Summer Housing Session 1 are required to check out by 12 Noon on this day.
  • July 6, 2014 - First day of Summer Housing Session 2.
  • August 1, 2014 - Last day of Summer Housing Session 2. Students leaving at the end of Summer Housing Session 2 are required to check out by 12 Noon on this day.
  • August 3, 2014 - First day of Summer Housing Session 3.
  • August 22, 2013 - Last day of Summer Housing Session 3 and transition to fall housing. During the weeks of August 17 through August 30, students will be transitioning to their fall spaces, with most students checking out of summer locations by 12 Noon on Friday, August 22th.

In order to make these transitions as smooth as possible for all involved, it is expected that students will adhere to the requirements laid out above. Any questions or concerns about these transition dates should be directed to the Residence Life Office at 605.274.5215 or by e-mail at


View Rates for Summer Housing 2014 for specific rate information.

Discounted Housing

Some students may be eligible for a discounted Summer Housing rate.  In order to be eligible, a student must be working at least 25 hours per week on campus through a grant or institutionally funded work study position. Additionally, the discounted rate will be applicable only to those sessions where a student has worked 25 or more hours.

View Rates for Summer Housing 2014 for the discounted rates.

Additional Costs

The only additional cost associated with Summer Housing is for cable television. With the exception of the Duluth Place and Schoeneman Apartments, cable television can be purchased for any location on campus. Duluth Place and Schoeneman Apartment residents will need to contact Midcontinent Communications to set up cable television for the summer, should they want it. Only one connection per apartment or theme house is allowed. Also, please note that the cost of cable television will be split between all room or housemates once requested.

All students will be contacted via e-mail at the start of each Sumer Housing Session to ask about cable preferences for that session. Cable television can be requested any any point during a Summer Housing Session, however the rate will remain the same and no proration will be offered for late additions or early cancelations.

For specific summer cable television rates, view Rates for Summer Housing 2014.

Important Billing Details

Please note the following billing details, as they will affect your account during the summer:

  • Students will be billed for an entire Summer Housing Session, regardless of when they choose to leave during that session. The Residence Life Office will not pro-rate a Summer Housing Session rate if a student should need to leave a few days early, or should show up a few days into the session.
  • Cable Television will not be pro-rated, regardless of when you move in or out of your space.


The 2015 Summer Housing Application will be available soon!

Summer Coordinators

Each summer, we hire  Summer Coordinators to assist Residence Life with the oversight of our Summer Conferences and Summer Housing programs.  Please visit Summer Coordinators for more information about the position and to apply.