Graduate - Summer 2015

Are you a graduate student looking for a place to stay for  the 2015 summer?  Look below to see if you qualify to stay at the Graduate Complex. If you have additional questions, please email [[w|living, Residence Life]].

Summer Work

March 30, 2015

Applications for new and current graduates available on-line.

April 6, 2015 Deadline for priority consideration
Beginning mid-April Housing offers will be made
Beginning mid-April Students may sign summer housing contracts
May 31, 2015 Summer Graduate Housing check in begins, 1:00 - 7:00pm, 800 Building, Duty Office
August 8, 2015 Summer Graduate Housing check out by Noon for those students not assigned to live in Graduate Housing for Fall 2015

Please allow 5 business days for housing offers to be made after April 30, 2015.

If you are not arriving during the official check-in times please consult the following chart to check-in.

Day Time Where to Check-In
Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm Residence Life, 212 Campus Center
Sunday through Saturday Evenings 6pm to 7am Graduate Complex, 800 Building
Complex Assistant contact information is posted on the window
Weekend days and Holidays By appointment Email Area Director to arrange an appointment

Who is eligible to reside in the Graduate Complex during the summer?

Priority for space in the Graduate Complex during summer 2015 will be given to students enrolled in W&M summer courses or a W&M credit-bearing activity that is conducted over the summer.   If space permits rooms may be offered to individuals who have been enrolled at W & M in the prior Spring Semester (2015), OR will be enrolled in the upcoming Fall Semester (2015).

What are the room rates for summer?
Projected Summer 2015 Rates - Graduate Complex
Double Apartments $2120 full summer $25.85 per day
Triple/Quad Apartments $2090 full summer $25.49 per day

If you are not currently on an academic year and summer contract and you want to stay in the Graduate Complex after Noon on May 18, 2015, what do you do?

You must fill out an application for summer graduate housing.

If you want to arrive to graduate housing for the fall before August 15, 2015, is that possible?

The Graduate Complex officially opens for check-in on Saturday, August 15, 2015. Early arrivals are not guaranteed and are will only be granted to those students who need to arrive early for an academic purpose; ie. MBA Boot camp.  Requests for early arrival must be made in writing to [[living, Residence Life]]

I'm a current resident, can I stay in my current apartment?

That depends. Residents on an academic year and summer contract will be able to stay in their current apartment. Current residents on an academic year only  contract who apply by the priority deadline of April 3 should be able to remain in their current apartment. For both of these situations, the only reason you may be temporarily assigned to another apartment is if Facilities Management needs to complete major maintenance work in the apartment.

Current residents who apply for summer housing after April 3 may or may not be able to remain in their current apartment. New and incoming resident assignments, as well as room change assignments, are made in the days immediately following the April 3 deadline. It is possible that an incoming student will be assigned to your current apartment. If this occurs, you will receive a new housing assignment for the summer.

For this reason, if there is ANY chance that you would like to stay in your apartment for any period of time after May 18th at noon (when the Gradplex officially closes), you should apply for summer housing by April 3. Filling out a summer application does not bind you to accepting a summer housing offer, but it does hold your apartment so we do not immediately assign an incoming student. You can decline your summer housing offer at a later date before you sign a contract if your plans change.

Is there any work occurring at the Graduate Complex this summer?
An upgrade to the fire safety system in buildings 800 and 900 is being planned for the summer of 2015 requiring the building to be offline and unoccupied from 5:00 PM on May 18 through August when the residences open for the fall semester. Because work of this nature can be disruptive and noisy to varying degrees, we want you to be informed of the situation prior to making decisions about your summer living arrangements.  Residents vacating apartments in building 800 and 900 will be required to be completely out of these buildings no later than 5:00 PM on May 18.  Regrettably, we will not be able to accommodate late departures given the tight time frame we have to complete the work in time for fall occupancy.  If you are a resident of building 800 or 900 and are a 12 month resident or will be remaining in housing over the summer, we will work with you to assign you to another apartment within the Complex. 

Work is presently planned to take place between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM Monday through Saturday with noisy work not commencing until 8:00 AM.  Work may also be scheduled on Sundays.  If it is necessary to alter this schedule, we will notify all residents.  We realize that this work will be an inconvenience but it is necessary.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to improve our campus. Your questions or concerns should be directed to Residence Life through email at

Some apartments in the 600 and 700 buildings will be unavailable for the summer for pipe replacement.  Residents impacted by this work will be contacted and reassignment for the summer arranged as needed.