Staying over summer

Just like high school, University teaching periods usually stop for summer holidays. For us, the summer period is the time between the end of your residency contract for the current year, and the start of the new residency contract for the following year.

If you would like to stay over the summer, you have a couple of options:

  1. You can nominate to keep your room and continue in that room provided you have put in your application for the following year and your hall/house is not being closed for maintenance over summer, or
  2. If you are staying on campus over the summer period, you may be required to relocate to another hall/house for the summer period as some of our buildings close for maintenance over the summer break. If you are relocated during this time, you must be available to transfer from your summer accommodation into your new allocated accommodation at a pre-determined date that will be advised to you, or
  3. If you wish to stay over summer but not continue residency in the following academic year, please note that there is a cut-off date beyond which you cannot stay in residence. This date will be communicated to you through our monthly mail out. This provides MRS with the opportunity to prepare the room you will vacate for the next resident who will be arriving.

Be aware that part of our Conditions of Residency means you can’t pass on (sublet) your room to another resident over the summer period.

If you choose to vacate your room at the end of the contract period and not stay over the summer, you will need to find somewhere to store your belongings. Unfortunately, we don’t offer this service and can’t store your belongings in the communal areas.

Students living at the Urban Community (Briggs, Campbell, Holman, Jackomos, Logan or Turner Hall) on the Clayton Campus must note that these halls do not offer short-term summer period stays. Those wishing to stay over summer and continue into the following year must sign a new contract for 12 months.

The Summer Application form will be made available online in October.