Summer Housing

Summer housing is available to students who wish to apply to live on campus. Online application will be available later in the spring. Students will be housed as applications are received.

Details for summer 2016

The standard rate for summer housing is $330 per month. All residents must pay the full rate each month of summer housing regardless of their work status.

The super single rate for summer housing is $385 per month. Super singles will only be available if space permits. They will be filled on a  first come, first serve basis.

Students who live on campus during the summer may elect to eat in Marbeck Commons when they offer food service. Students may pay cash or use Beaver Bucks. Bluffton does not offer a summer meal plan. 

Due to space limitations, the student life office may not be able to grant all summer housing requests. Applications will be given priority based on the following criteria: 
  • Registered for summer class 
  • Working for university 
  • International Bluffton student  
  • Working in the community  

After the deadline, you will be contacted if your request to live on-campus has been accepted. Roommate selection will occur at a later time.

Unit managers serve as modified resident advisors for each living unit. They must maintain a unit that is conducive to the pursuit of academic interests which includes responding to student concerns, establishing safety procedures and supporting the mission and policies for the university. Typically one unit manager is hired for each floor. Compensation is a free room for the summer. Current residence life staff will be considered first to fill the unit manager positions. If additional help is required, other summer housing residents will be considered for the positions.   

Questions about summer housing can be directed to the director of residence life, by emailing