We understand circumstances change and you may want to explore changing your room assignment. You have several options available to request room changes through our wait list and vacancy request processes.  It is important to understand that room changes are based on available open housing, so submitting a request does not guarantee a room change.

Roommate Conflicts

If you are experiencing difficulties with a roommate, we encourage you to first discuss the situation with your Resident Assistant (RA) before pursuing a room change request. If you are unable to work with your RA to make your living arrangement better, contact your Residence Director (RD) to determine how your concern may be resolved. Only in the event that all types of mediation are unsuccessful may a room change be facilitated.

Board Policy and Room Changes

  • Students who move (or are directly reassigned) from a traditional room to a Circle Apartment, Garden Apartment, or Quad Apartment will need to contact Student Financial Services if they intend to continue their current meal plan.
  • Students who move (or are directly reassigned) from a Circle Apartment, Garden Apartment, or Quad Apartment to a traditional room are automatically assigned to a standard meal plan which will be billed to their student account.

It is vitally important for campus safety that our records accurately reflect where you reside on campus. Therefore, changing rooms "unofficially" (including moves from one bedroom to another within a shared apartment) will result in a referral to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

How to Submit a Request

All request forms are available on the Housing Portal (accessed via HomerConnect).

Wait List forms are available during the fall and spring semesters and over summer recess. You may request a room change as an individual student or to move as part of a group.

If a space becomes available for you or your group, you will be offered a new assignment and given a limited period of time to either accept or decline. If you do not reply by the deadline list, your offer will be voided and offered to the next person. If you decline the offer, your request will be removed and you will need reapply in order to be considered for a new room change.

Vacancies occur in rooms and apartments for a variety of reasons and often without prior notice. Over the summer or other breaks, roommates and apartment-mates may be unaware of a vacancy until after it is filled by another student. For this reason, we encourage you to submit a Vacancy form for the summer, fall, and spring processes so that a your roommate/apartment-mate preferences take precedence.

If a Vacancy Form is not on file when a vacancy occurs, we may assign another student to the open space.

A one-to-one room change never creates an empty space in a room or apartment. You may swap room assignments with another student if:

  • All students affected by the room changes agree to the proposed switch.
  • The room changes take place in consultation with a RD (during the summer recess, swaps may be facilitated by the Assistant Director of Housing and Communications or their designee).