• Room Changes

    Although most residents are satisfied with their room assignment, some residents choose to change rooms or roommates. We want you to have a successful college experience and a great deal of that success is based on a positive living situation. If you have found someone you would prefer to room with or you want to change rooms or residence halls, you can complete a Room Change Request Form that is available from the Housing Office in Brock Hall 121.  

    There are three different phases of Room Change – mutual room swaps, open room change, and mediated room change.  

    • A mutual room swap can be approved during the 1st two weeks of each semester. This is where two (or more) individuals switch room assignments and each move into the other’s space (no empty spaces re required). This requires the mutual approval of all four (or more) residents involved in the swap, and must be approved prior to the move by the Assistant Director of Housing in writing. 
    • Open room change starts the 3rd week of each semester – August 26th – 30th for Fall 2013 semester, January 21st – 24th for the Spring 2014 semester, and June 5th – 9th for the Summer 2014 semester. During open room change, anyone may request a room change for any reason without having to go through mediation. Room changes during this period will be approved as space is available.
    • The mediated room change period starts after open room change ends each semester. During mediated room change, all room changes require that a resident seeks to resolve any issues through roommate mediation. Residents desiring a room change during this period should see their RA and/or RLC/HD to discuss the process. Room changes during this time period will only be approved once a month, not on an ongoing basis throughout each month. Below are the deadlines for a requested room change during this period and the expected dates of requested room change:
    Deadline to Request Change                         Actual Room Change may occur (if approved)
     September 23rd    September 30th –October 4th
     October 28th    November 4th – 8th
     November 18th*   December 2nd – 6th*
     February 24th    March 3rd – 7th     
     March 31st    April 7th – 11th
     June 16th    June 23rd – 27th


    * Requests for room changes for the Spring 2014 semester are due November 18th, with changes being approved December 2nd – 6th. Please note that if your requested space is not available until January 2014, you must completely check out of your current space at the end of the Fall semester and check back into housing in January.

    To be eligible to request a room change to Patterson, a student must be a sophomore or above with a college cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. For Hoover Apartments and Reed, and Stickney Halls, a student must be a sophomore or above, or a freshman that has lived on campus for at least two previous semesters. For Gilbert Hall, the student must be a freshman student.