Room Change

Spring Room Change: January 17-26, 2018

If you would like to look for a new room or roommate for any reason, you can participate in Room Change.

"Pull-In": January 17-18, 2018

  • 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": January 19-26, 2018

  • If you want to move into a different room but do not have one in mind, come to the Housing Office to find an empty bed (and a compatible roommate). (Please note we are not offering completely empty rooms.)
  1. Search the list of available rooms in the Housing Office to decide which room you are interested in.
  2. Meet with the current resident(s) of that room to see if you would be compatible roommates.
  3. Submit a Room Change Form to the Housing Office. (First come, first served.)
  4. 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).

  • COST: Students moving in to different rooms must pay the rate corresponding with their new room. The rate will be pro-rated for the Spring 2018 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 move to will be the building you have priority to renew for Housing Selection (excluding Apartments).
  • APARTMENTS RESTRICTION: Apartments are for students age 20+. Apartment residents do not get same building priority during Housing Selection for the 2018–2019 school year. Instead, they choose an apartment or room from what is available at their selection time during Housing Selection.
  • 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. This is the final opportunity to change rooms during this academic year.

  • NEED 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.
  • RE-KEY CHARGE IF IMPROPER CHECK-OUT: 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).
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Last Updated:
January 11, 2018
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