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Interim Housing

Interim housing is generally intended to be used by students who have on-campus housing for two consecutive terms and need to remain on campus during the break between those terms. It is also used by students whose travel arrangements cause the need to arrive a day or so before we open for a given term, or leave a day or so after we close at the end of a term. Interim housing is not guaranteed. Students returning from a withdrawal or suspension are not eligible for interim housing unless express permission is granted to the Undergraduate Housing Office by the student’s dean.

Interim approval is granted to the student who applies, not to the room.  In a multiple occupancy room, all residents who may need interim must apply and be individually approved.  Guests are not permitted during the interim.

If you want housing during the interim period you must apply for interim housing. The only exceptions to this rule are varsity athletes requiring interim housing to participate in college-approved practice. These students must coordinate interim housing through their coach/the Department of Athletics. 

The Interim Housing Application is available at http://www.dartmouth.edu/bannerstudent

Interim Application Deadlines

Fall/Winter 2013 Friday, October 25, 2013
Winter/Spring 2014 Friday February 14, 2014
Spring/Summer 2014 Friday, May 9, 2014
Summer/Fall 2014 TBD
Fall/Winter 2014 TBD

Students who submit a late application after a given term’s deadline, or who arrive early or stay late without prior authorization from the Undergraduate Housing Office, are subject to a $50 fee. Late applications must be received at least 5 business days before the arrival date that you request.

Interim Eligibility and Assignments

Priority is given to students who are living on campus for the two terms that bracket the interim period. Late departure and early arrival requests will be considered, although depending on room availability and your documentation, we may not be able to approve all the dates you request.

In addition to living on campus for at least one of the two terms, you must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Involvement in a College-Related Activity (academic research, athletic team or college employment). Documentation from your professor/employer/coach is required.
  • Travel Constraints. In order to be approved for interim housing based on travel constraints, you must provide a copy of your airline, train or bus ticket. Typically this is only granted for students who live 500 miles or more from Dartmouth.
  • International Student. When completing your application, please fully document the dates you need housing and the reasons why you must be on campus.

Students are notified of their status via Blitz beginning two weeks after the deadline. Students are generally housed in their regularly assigned room for the approved interim period. This is not possible during the spring/summer interim when the majority of interim residents are relocated to a designated cluster for the days they are approved in order to accommodate Commencement and Reunion guests.

Students approved for interim housing will have ID access to the residence hall where they are assigned.  Universal access begins when the residence hall open for the academic term.

Questions about interim housing can be answered by calling (603-646-3093), emailing, or stopping by the Undergraduate Housing Office.

Last Updated: 12/3/13