The School for Social Work has on-campus housing available during the 10-week summer academic session in certain undergraduate dormitories for students who choose to live on campus. These dormitories are assigned to us by the College each summer and are located mostly in the center of campus. The houses range in size from 43 to 80 students per building. Each floor has communal bathrooms, which are shared by all the occupants on the floor. All rooms are single occupancy and are furnished with a twin bed, bureau, bookcase, desk and chair. Each room is wired for internet access and each has a telephone with local calling and voicemail capability.
The School regrets that we do not offer on-campus housing to students who have pets, as College policy states that no pets are allowed inside any College buildings, including student housing, with the exception of service animals.
Smoking is prohibited in all College buildings, including dormitories.
Limited off-campus housing is available through private arrangement. During the field work internship sessions, housing arrangements must be made by the students; costs vary by region.
There is very limited on-campus housing available during the 10-week summer academic session for students with children. The School for Social Work uses some of the Friedman Complex partments during this time period for students with children. Each duplex apartment has the following: a living room with couch and chairs; a dining area with table and chairs; and a kitchen with stove and refrigerator on the first floor; on the second floor there is a bathroom and four bedrooms; each bedroom contains a single twin bed, bureau, bookcase, desk and chair. Please be advised that these units are set up for undergraduate students and are not child-proofed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be assigned a roommate?
The buildings used for on-campus housing are regular undergraduate dorms. All rooms are single occupancy. You will NOT be assigned a roommate.
How large are the rooms and what furniture do they contain?
Each room contains the following: a twin size bed [regular length]; a dresser; a desk and chair; small bookcase; and closet. Most rooms have only one window. You will need to bring sheets, towels, desk lamp, fan, hangers. Some people like to bring a small table to use next to their beds. And although each bed has a pillow, most people prefer to bring their own. Communal bathrooms [with showers] are located on each floor. These bathrooms have areas where you can leave towels and personal toiletries.
Are the dorms air-conditioned?
No, the dorms are not air-conditioned. Only students with a medical need and who can provide signed medical documentation to that effect may have air conditioner, which must be rented through and installed by the College.
Do the dorms have kitchens?
Each dorm has a kitchenette with a microwave and small refrigerator, which will be available for SSW students to use. However, many students opt to bring a small refrigerator for their room so that they can keep snacks and beverages in their room. Students may not have microwaves, toaster ovens or electric hot plates in their rooms. You may bring an electric coffee pot or tea kettle for your room.
Please note: Room and board are not separate fees. This means that if you choose not to eat all your meals in the dining hall, your fees cannot be prorated.
I have children. Are there any on-campus housing options available to students with children?
There is very limited housing for students with children, and the deadline for applying for that housing option is fairly strict. The College allows us the use of 4-6 apartments in the Friedman Complex. Each duplex apartment has 4 bedrooms, a furnished living room/dining area, and a full sized kitchen. Please be advised that these units are set up for undergraduate students and are not child-proofed. Also, the apartments are not air conditioned, nor can air conditioning be installed for anyone, under any circumstances, due to the shape of the windows.
I want to live off-campus. Can you offer any suggestions how to find a summer rental?
Many local residents rent rooms/apartments for the summer to our students. Doreen Underdue, our Communications Assistant, sends a weekly email that lists these rentals. Please contact her directly at email@example.com if you wish to receive these emails. We provide these listings as a courtesy to our students; it is the student’s personal responsibility to deal directly with the local landlords and you are strongly advised to do checks on all rentals. The School accepts no responsibility for off-campus rentals.
If I choose to live off-campus but have trouble finding a place to live, is it possible to get a dorm room after the housing deadline?
Yes, if you are unable to find off campus housing or if your off-campus housing falls through for whatever reason, you can contact the housing coordinator to ask to live on campus. However, please note that you will be obligated to pay the 10-week on-campus housing rate.