Caltech summer housing is available to participants of the Caltech-Cambridge Exchange program. The use of Caltech housing is not required; however, if you are interested in reserving a room on campus during the summer period, please find additional information and the application form below. Applications are due by April 30, 2022.
Please note: Contracts will be sent for electronic signature in May. You do not need to complete the contract linked below - it is there for you to view in advance of signing.
Students participating in the Cambridge Exchange program are eligible for campus housing from Tuesday, June 14th through Saturday, September 3rd, 2022. Housing outside of those dates is not available.
Students arriving after Tuesday, June 14th, must indicate their alternate arrival date on their application. Check ins can only occur Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. After hours and weekend check ins will not be accommodated due to COVID-19 protocols.
Please note: If you are arriving after June 14th, you must coordinate with Student Faculty Programs regarding the start of your research program and check in with them on one of the following days:
Each occupant will have a closet, chair, drawers, and a bed/desk combo (with a bed on top and desk underneath). The mattresses are twin XL, and you are responsible for supplying your own linens (towels, sheets, blankets, mattress pad, pillow, etc.). Please bring your own or you can purchase them at a local retailer when you arrive. Our office will NOT have linens available for purchase.
Each room will have a sink and central heating/air.
Each hallway or neighboring hallway will have:
Shared bathrooms and showers. Some are gendered, some are co-ed. All shower facilities have locking doors on individual stalls.
Shared kitchen facilities. Kitchens include a communal refrigerator, microwave and stove. Items (food, cookware, utensils etc.) stored in these locations are personal belongings. If you wish to cook, you should bring your own supplies or purchase them at a local retailer upon your arrival.
Shared lounge/recreational spaces. Amenities vary between lounges, but include board games, ping pong, pool table, TVs, etc.
Internet is available through an Ethernet port in each room (bring your own cord) and secured WiFi network (requires "Access" login credentials). A limited guest WiFi network is also available throughout campus.
The mandatory meal plan is a one-time fee of $500.00. Summer residents will receive an identification card upon check-in. This card will have a declining balance of $500.00 that can be used to purchase meals (at the resident's discretion) at all Caltech Dining facilities on campus. Additional funds may be added later if necessary.
Once your assignment is processed, you will receive a housing contract for electronic signature by the end of May. Arrival and check in information will be emailed to you prior to your move in. Please note that after hours arrivals are not permitted due to Caltech COVID-19 protocols.