The Summit House is located at 1576 Summit Avenue, directly across the street from Dupre Hall on the southeast corner of Summit and Snelling Avenues. Designated as the Study Abroad House with room for twelve students, the fall residents plan to study away spring semester and the spring residents have returned to campus from their fall study abroad programs. Programs and conversations fall semester center around preparation for study abroad while spring semester residents share their experiences and support each other as they readjust to campus life at Macalester. Students that select a space in the Summit House must accept the Summit House Community Agreement to finalize their fall or spring assignment.
Residents of the Summit House live in the basement, second floor and third floor. The first floor has a large kitchen and dining area, living room with fireplace, and an enclosed porch presenting numerous opportunities for quiet study or conversation. The basement has three single rooms; second floor has two double rooms and and RA room; the third floor has two double rooms and one single room. The Residence Hall meal plan is not required for students living in Summit House, but we suggest students at least have a commuter meal plan since the kitchen is not set up to accommodate daily meals for all residents.
Students studying abroad Fall 2016 that wish to live in the Summit House spring 2017 should complete the Housing Request for Spring 2017 Google Form. Spring rooms will be assigned in early January. Contact Residential Life if you have further questions about living in the Summit House.
Since the Summit House is campus housing, all Residential Life and College policies apply. Students are expected to takeout their own trash each week and to shovel the sidewalk from the front step to the public sidewalk during the winter months.