Room Changes

Students have opportunities to change their room assignment.

Students chatting in a dorm room

Room Changes before move-in

Room changes are only possible through incoming cancellations. We anticipate little to no single room or semi-suite availability. While we anticipate a few individual openings in semi-suites, we do not anticipate 2-person or 4-person suite availability.

Students interested in pursuing a room change should add their name to the room change waitlist (in the Housing & Dining Portal).

  • Form opens at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 8.
  • Form closes at 12 p.m. (noon) on Friday, August 2.

The likelihood we will be able to make a change is extremely low. If you want to do a room swap, that's easier for us to accommodate (a room swap is where 2 students switch places with each other).

How to do a Room Swap

Both students who want to be re-assigned to a different space should email with the following information:

  • Name
  • StarID
  • Current room assignment
  • Room they wish to be moved to

Complete this within 7 days or the request will be cancelled and you'll have to start over.

Requesting a Room Change After move-in

We offer Room Change Days during the third week of the Fall and Spring Semester. During Room Change Days, students with a housing assignment can request a room change in the Housing & Dining Portal. The Room Change Request form will be available in the portal at 9 a.m. on Monday, September 9. Students interested in making a room change should submit the form by 12 p.m. (noon) on Tuesday, September 10.

How the Fall Process Works

  • Student designates their room type preferences (including roommate preference) in Room Change Request form.
  • Office staff will respond with a proposed assignment via email and the student will have 3 hours to accept or decline the room assignment. It is imperative that students check their email as this is how they will be notified.
  • Students who accept the offer will begin moving on Wednesday, September 11 or Thursday, September 12 (or earlier upon agreement by all impacted roommates).
  • Students who decline the offer will be referred to their Student Services Coordinator to make alternative room change arrangements. Student Services Coordinators will begin working with students on room changes Monday, September 16.

Fall Room Changes Available September 9 - November 22

After Room Change Days, students can change rooms by making an appointment with their Student Services Coordinator at their Front Desk (or Stadium Heights Office). Our Student Services Coordinators work individually with students to find  a space that meets their needs and preferences. We allow room changes to take place up until the last three weeks of class.

  • The deadline to change rooms during the fall semester is November 22.
  • The deadline to change rooms during the spring semester is April 18.

While there is no cost to do a room change, if a student moves to a more/less expensive room type, we will prorate the difference on their room charges for the remainder of the semester.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I swap rooms with another student? Yes! Both students who want to be re-assigned should email with the following information: Name, StarID, current room assignment, & room you wish to be moved to. Both students should complete this within 7 days or the request will be cancelled (and you'll start over).
  • Can I get a single room? There are very few single rooms and demand is very high. We manage room changes to single rooms through the Single Room Waitlist process. You may add your name to the Single Room Waitlist when it opens (first day of class in the fall). Single rooms are offered by gender on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Are rooms available throughout the semester for room changes? Yes! Students approved for a room change are given 48 hours to complete their move and then their old room becomes available to others, so room availability is always changing.

Room Change Days Dates

  • Fall 2024 Room Change Days: September 9-10, 2024
  • Spring 2025 Room Change Days: January 27-28, 2025