Room Changes Spring 2016 Room Change Requests Please complete this form if you are interested in a change of rooms or you have a preferred roommate to move into your room for the Spring 2016 semester. Note that this form is only valid for changes that will take place between now and the beginning of the Spring 2016 semester. After classes begin, please refer to page 2 of your Residential Life Guide for information about our room change process (also outlined below). Also, as stated in your Residential Life Guide on page 3, students pre-approved for a room change will be required to completely move out of their current room and will be able to move into their new room on January 7th.This is also stated on page 10 of the Residential Life Guide under 'Winter Break': If you have had a room change pre-approved for the spring semester, have been released from your housing agreement, or are prohibited from living on campus during the spring semester, you must check completely out of your room at the end of the Fall semester. This includes removing all of your personal property from your current room, cleaning your room, having your room inspected by your RLC/HD (not your resident assistant) and returning your room key to your RLC/HD. 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. During the 1st Two Weeks Each Semester During the first two weeks of each semester, the only room changes that will be approved will be a mutual room swap. This is where two (or more) individuals switch room assignments and each move into the other’s space (no empty spaces are 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. During the 3rd Week of Each Semester Open room change occurs the third week of the Fall and Spring semesters. During open room change, anyone may request a room change for any reason without having to go through mediation. These requests must be received by the Friday prior to open room change week. Deadline to Request Change Room Change May Occur (if approved) August 29th September 2nd - 5th January 23rd January 26th - 30th After the 3rd Week of Each Semester Residents seeking a room change after the third week of each semester are required to seek resolution of roommate 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. A resident should submit an “Intent to Request to Change Rooms” form to start the process. Once this form is received, the resident will go through mediation with his/her roommate. If the terms of the mediation are not met, the resident may choose to continue in the room change process by completing the room change request form. Below are the deadlines to submit the room change request form during each period and the expected dates of requested room change. Deadline to Request Change Room Change May Occur (if approved) September 22nd September 29th - October 3rd October 27th November 3rd - 7th November 17th* December 1st - 5th February 23rd March 2nd - 6th March 30th April 6th - 11th * Requests for room changes for the Spring 2015 semester are due November 17th, with changes being approved December 1st – 5th. Please note that if your requested space is not available until January 2015, you must completely check out of your current space at the end of the Fall semester and check back into housing in January. Summer Semester: Room changes during the summer semester will occur during the 2nd week of each mini-term, but must be requested by the Friday of the first week of each mini-term. ***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.