Carnegie Mellon University

Summer Housing

Summer housing will be available this Summer 2021 for any enrolled Carnegie Mellon students who have an academic need to be on campus this summer and who require housing for a period equivalent to a summer school session, or the full summer. Summer assignments will be offered in Apartment Singles within an Oakland Apartment building (to be determined at a later date), and will be made based on application date. Students who require a special housing accommodation should mark their housing application appropriately and get in touch with the Office of Disability Resources as noted. Other accommodations will be made if necessary. The minimum period of time a student can apply for housing is one summer school session.

Apply for Summer Housing

The Summer Housing application will be available starting on April 1, 2021 and will close on May 7, 2021*. Eligible students should apply through the Housing Portal.

By submitting your Summer Housing application, you agree to all of the Housing Services procedures and policies. It is recommended that you thoroughly read and understand the information provided on this webpage and within the Summer Housing License Agreement. If you have any questions, email Room Assignments or call 412-268-2139. 

*After the May 7th application deadline, students who are in need of Summer Housing should email to inquire about availability for the summer term.

Important Dates

  • Friday, May 7, 2021: Summer Application Deadline
  • Saturday, May 29, 2021: Summer Session 1 Only & Full Summer Move-in*
  • Saturday, July 3, 2021 by 12:00 pm: Summer Session 1 Only Move-out
  • Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5, 2021: Summer Session 2 Only Move-in
  • Saturday, August 14, 2021 by 12:00 pm: Summer Session 2 Only & Full Summer Move-out**

All residents will receive detailed moving instructions to their Andrew email accounts in advance of their move-in and move-out dates. Current spring residents are automatically granted extensions after submitting a summer housing application and will stay in their academic year assignments from the end of the spring semester until their summer move-in date. You will NOT have a gap in your housing and will be able to move from your spring assignment directly into your summer assignment as directed by Housing Services in your moving instructions.

*Applicants who do not currently live in campus housing will move in on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

**Summer Session 2 Only & Full Summer residents who have a reserved fall assignment will be relocated directly from their summer room to their fall room and will not have a gap in their housing. Please note that your move date may not be the 14th if your fall building is not yet ready to occupy. Housing Services will confirm your move date with you via email. Summer residents without a fall reserved assignment are expected to move out of their summer accommodations by no later than 12:00 pm on Saturday, August 14.


Interested and eligible applicants should apply via the Housing Portal for either the Full Summer (May 20 - August 14, 2021), Summer Session 1 Only (May 20 - July 3, 2021), or Summer Session 2 Only (July 4 - August 14, 2021). All applicants will be assigned to an Apartment Single (a private bedroom, common apartment space - kitchen, bathroom - may be shared with one other resident) in an Oakland Apartment building (to be determined at a later date).

Summer housing assignments for Summer Session 1 Only and the Full Summer will be released by no later than the week of May 17, 2021 for those who apply before this date. Summer Session 2 Only assignments will be released by no later than the week of June 21, 2021.

Current spring residents living in a building that will be used for summer housing that wish to stay for the summer must fill out a Summer Housing Application. Every attempt will be made to keep residents in their current spaces, or within that same building if possible.

All residents who are applying to stay for summer housing should be prepared for the possibility of having to relocate to a different room or building.


Summer housing room rates will be billed to Carnegie Mellon University student accounts only. Charges for session 1 housing will be billed by no later than the week of May 24, 2021. Session 2 housing charges will be billed by no later than the week of July 12, 2021.

Upon move-out, your room must be cleared of all personal belongings and left in a clean condition. Students who fail to leave their room in this manner will be charged a minimum cleaning fee of $200+. If any damage has been incurred, subsequent damage charges will be billed to the student.

Summer Housing room charges are listed below and on the Summer Housing online application for reference.

Term Session Term Cost Building & Room Type
Full Summer $3,526

Apartment Single

Summer Session 1 Only $1,804 Apartment Single
Summer Session 2 Only $1,681 Apartment Single

Cancellation Policy

Students who apply for summer housing should notify Housing Services if they wish to cancel their summer application by emailing Room Assignments. Cancellations will not be accepted for Session One after May 19 and for Session Two after July 3. Once assignments are made, you will be required to either accept the space by signing your Housing License Agreement or decline the space by canceling your summer application.  Once your Housing License Agreement is signed, you are not permitted to cancel unless you receive an exception from Housing Services, and any approved cancellations will be subject to a $50 Housing Cancellation Fee, as well as the applicable prorated charges for the period of occupancy.  If you are not permitted to cancel this Agreement, you understand that you are liable and responsible for the payment of your assigned room charges for the summer term or terms for which you applied.

It is understood and agreed that Carnegie Mellon Housing Services (the University) grants to this applicant (the student) the right, license, and privilege to occupy and use the assigned accommodations for the period specified. The student is subject to the terms and conditions stated in this document and those pertinent rules and regulations detailed in the Summer Housing License AgreementHousing policies, the Undergraduate Catalog, and any other additional conditions promulgated by the University from time to time. (During the summer it is expected that maintenance work may require the relocation of summer residents.)

The entire occupancy fee shall be payable by the student. Where such prepayment is not feasible, terms for settlement of monies due must be arranged by the student with Enrollment Services (the HUB) prior to the assumption of occupancy. Failure to make such arrangements may result in denial of residence. All students with a student account at the University will have their accounts charged for summer occupancy.

Violation by the student of the terms and conditions stated herein or those of the previously cited sources will result in whatever disciplinary and punitive action the University feels is reasonable and warranted.

By submitting an application for summer housing, students agree that they have read and will abide by all the information and policies outlined above and any others published to them by the University or Housing Services during their stay.