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Summer Housing Boost

Summer Housing Boost

Live on campus while you take Summer Term courses

Want to take a course on campus this summer but need a place to live? Summer Housing Boost can help by covering your stay in University Housing in Kronshage Hall. The program may be a good fit for you if:

  • You want to participate in Summer Term but lack housing options.
  • You plan to earn at least two credits in a four-week course or three credits in a six- or eight-week course this summer.
  • You’re interested in taking a class during the early four-week summer session (May 18-June 12).

Space in this program is limited, so apply as soon as you can. UW-Madison students who will be sophomores next fall-especially those enrolled in the early four-week session-and visiting students receive priority status when applying.

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Program requirements

To receive the Summer Housing Boost, you must:

  • Submit an online application by the deadline. The deadline depends on when you want to move into your summer housing:
    • If you want to move into your summer housing in May, you must submit your application by 11:59pm on TBD.
    • If you want to move into your summer housing in June or July, you must submit your application by 11:59pm on TBD.
  • Enroll in Summer Term courses by the deadline, with at least a half-time course load. For a definition of half-time, see the summer semester chart.  The deadline to enroll depends on when you want to move into your summer housing:
    • If you want to move into your summer housing in May, you must enroll in your summer courses by 11:59pm on TBD.
    • If you want to move into your summer housing in June or July, you must enroll in your summer courses by 11:59pm on TBD.
  • Be eligible to reside in University Housing residence halls.

Questions and answers

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I want to enroll in several back-to-back summer sessions. Will I receive housing for the whole time I'm taking courses?

As long as you are enrolled half-time for each session, you are eligible to receive the Summer Housing Boost for the entire period.

I'm living in a university residence hall during the spring semester and want to take a course during the summer session that begins May 18. Will the program cover my housing for the week between the two?

If you’re selected for Summer Housing Boost for the session that starts May 18, you’ll receive housing for the week in question.

I'm an international student. Am I eligible for this program?

Yes, international students may apply for Summer Housing Boost.

What type of room will program participants live in?

Summer Housing Boost recipients will live in double rooms in Kronshage Residence Hall. You can learn more about the rooms on University Housing’s Kronshage Hall page.

If you require an alternate room type to accommodate a disability, please contact the McBurney Disability Resource Center. The Summer Housing Boost program will work to provide alternative room options for students who submit a request through the McBurney Center.

I want to live in University Housing beyond the dates where I will be taking summer courses. Will the Summer Housing Boost cover my costs?

The Summer Housing Boost will only cover your housing costs while you are enrolled at least half-time in summer courses. You can work with University Housing to extend your summer contract and live in the residence halls for an additional period, but you will be responsible for the costs associated with that additional time.

Can I request a specific summer roommate if I receive the Summer Housing Boost?

If you are accepted into the program, there is an option to submit a request for a specific roommate. We cannot guarantee that such requests will be granted, but we will seek to accommodate them where possible.

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