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Two students hang out in a hammock on the Drillfield. Photo by Ray Meese for Virginia Tech.

Consider on-campus housing for your summer classes!

We offer convenient and affordable housing and dining options in the following residence halls:

All summer buildings are co-ed, and a limited number of single rooms will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis in Newman Hall.

On-campus housing is provided for students enrolled in classes during the 6-week and 12-week summer sessions, or for students who are granted special permission by our office to live on-campus over the summer.

Non-enrolled individuals, including students who are regularly enrolled during other academic semesters but do not have summer classes, 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.

We will review a request upon receipt of a letter from the academic supervisor supporting this need.

All on-campus residents must have a dining plan. 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. Individuals who have not made payment by the deadline will be required to move out of the residence hall.

Summer Academy

Summer Academy is for incoming freshmen taking courses during the second 6-week summer session.

The residence hall expected to be used for Summer Academy is CID (AC, double-occupancy only, co-ed). You can request a specific roommate; otherwise, you will be assigned a roommate by our 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 Summer Academy, you must contact our office in writing to cancel your contract by the first day of the summer session. If you don't notify us, you will be charged for the on-campus space.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students in Commencement Housing Buildings (Pritchard, East or West Ambler Johnston, or Hoge) must submit a Late Checkout Request in StarRez by 5:00pm on Saturday, March 5, 2022 in order to participate in the spring to summer transition and leave their belongings in their room during the period between spring closing and summer move-in.

Current residents who are only attending the second summer session do need to fully move out of the residence halls by the closing date in May.

Current residents in non-Commencement Housing Buildings who pre-register for summer housing by 5:00pm on Friday, April 29, 2022 may be able to participate in the spring to summer transition, leaving their belongings in their room during the period between spring closing and summer move-in.

Current residents who are only attending the second summer session do need to fully move out of the residence halls by the closing date in May.

To submit a summer housing contract:

  • Log into the StarRez Portal with your VT Username/password and two-factor authentication.
  • Select "Housing Contracts" from the top menu bar.
  • Select Summer 2022 from the term selector page, and complete the contract as instructed.
  • Summer dining plans may be selected through the link in the summer housing contract, or by going directly to Dining Plans in the StarRez Portal.

If you are not a Virginia Tech student (visiting scholars, etc.) please contact our office at housing@vt.edu.

Summer housing and dining rates can be found on our Room and Dining Rates page.

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 may return for summer check-in on the Sunday before summer sessions begin. Students will have access to move their personal belongings from their spring assignment to summer assignment until 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday following.

You must indicate if you are planning on leaving items in your room for transfer and accept the release of liability statement in your housing contract submission.

If you are a current resident of CID, Newman, or Donaldson-Brown, 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. Donaldson-Brown will remain open between spring and summer.

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 meals-per-week, or 7 meals-per-week dining plan. Due to the abbreviated term, the larger flex plans are not available.

If you are not a Virginia Tech student normally (visiting scholars, etc), please email conferences@vt.edu or visit Hokie Passport Services at 100 Student Services Building to submit a summer dining plan request.