Room Change

Room Change Open January 22 to 31 in Housing Office

Spring Room Change: Jan. 22–31, 2020

If you wish to look for a new room or roommate you can participate in Room Change.The Biola Housing & Residence Life Staff would love to help coach you if you need support in this process, so feel free to come visit us in Student Services!

To change your room:

Additional Details


"Pull-In": Jan. 24–23, 2020

If you have an empty bed in your room you can ask another resident to move in with you.

  1. Have your new roommate submit a Room Change Form to the Housing Office.
  2. Get an approval email from the Housing Office prior to moving. *The student moving in to the room will be required to pay the room rate that corresponds with their new room (pro-rated).

"New Room": Jan. 24–31, 2020

If you want to move into a different room but do not have one in mind, login to MyHousing Self-Service to view the list of empty beds (and compatible roommates). (Please note: we are not offering completely empty rooms.)

  1. Search the list of available rooms to decide which rooms you are interested in.
  2. Meet with the current resident(s) of those rooms to see if you would be compatible roommates.
  3. Have the resident(s) of the room you want sign your form indicating you have met.
  4. Have your current roommate sign your form indicating that they have been told you are moving.
  5. Submit the signed Room Change Form to the Housing Office. (First come, first served basis.)
  6. Get an approval email from the Housing Office prior to moving. *You will be required to pay the room rate that corresponds with your new room (pro-rated).

Things to be aware of


Students moving in to different rooms must pay the rate corresponding with their new room. The rate will be prorated for the spring 2020 semester, so if your new room costs more, you will have a charge on your Student Account that must be paid this semester. All Residence Hall residents must have a minimum 10 Meal Plan. (See Accounting for required payment dates on your new room charges.)

Priority during Housing Selection

The building you live in during Housing Selection in March will be the building you have priority to renew for next year (excluding Apartments).

Apartments Restriction

Apartments are for students age 20+.

Swapping Rooms

Students in full rooms may request to “swap rooms” with other students in full rooms. All residents of the rooms must agree to make the change, and each student will be billed for the pro-rated cost of the new room rate. Each request will be reviewed by the Housing Office and determined on a case by case basis. Do not move until the Housing Office emails you approval for the change.

Only one room change 

Only one room change is allowed per person during the Spring Room Change period.

Avoid Fines

Get proper approval

All room changes must be approved by the Housing Department PRIOR to moving items into your new room. Anyone who moves prior to approval will be fined a minimum of $50 for Improper Check-Out and may be required to move back to their original room assignment.

48 hours to move

Students will have 48 hours to Check-in to their new room at the Housing Office, move their belongings, and Check-out of their old room at the Housing Office. Students failing to complete Check-in or Check-out steps will be fined a minimum of $50 for Improper Check-Out or Improper Check-in.

Improper checkout rekey fees

A $55 rekey charge may be billed to your account if you fail to return your original room key to the Housing Office at your checkout appointment (see “48 hours to move” above).

Biola Housing
Housing and Residence Life
Last Updated:
January 21, 2020
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