Residential Life

Prior to seeking a room change every student should meet with their Residential Peer Leader (RPC, MPC, WPC or CA) or Area Coordinator who may be able to provide assistance with a difficult room/suitemate experience. Students who meet with an RPL may be referred to their Area Coordinator for further assistance. The AC may also be able to recommend a swap between two students in the same area or know of available vacancies in the same area, if a room change is deemed necessary.

If a room change is recommended by the AC, the following room change options are available through the Office of Residential Life:

During the Fall or Spring semester:

  • One-for-one swap: Students who know of another enrolled student with whom they would like to swap spaces and who have the recommendation of their AC will be able swap rooms following the completion of paperwork by staff in the Office of Residential Life. First-year students may only swap rooms within first-year units.
  • Vacancy Fill: If a vacancy exists within a suite/apartment or a standard room with an occupancy of 2 or greater (i.e. not a stand- alone single) a vacancy pull-in may be requested. A Vacancy Fill Request form (only available before the Fall and Spring semesters) must be completed by the person who wishes to move in and signed by all the remaining residents in the suite, apartment, or room. While most requests are approved, Residential Life reserves the right to assign any vacancy based upon the needs of the residential community and may therefore decline a request.

Between the Fall and Spring semester:

Vacancy Fill Request - if a vacancy will exist within a suite/apartment or a standard room with an occupancy of 2 or greater (i.e. not a stand-alone single) at the start of the Spring semester, a vacancy fill may be requested. A Vacancy Fill Request form must be filled out by the person who wishes to move in and signed by all the remaining residents in the suite, apartment or room, at least one of whom must have resided in the space during the Fall semester (student cannot be pulled in if all the original residents will be away for Spring). The form must be submitted by mid-December.

The student being pulled in must be able to completely vacate his/her current assignment by the end of the Fall semester and will not be able to move into the new room until the start of the Spring semester. All arrangements for the storage of belongings in friends' rooms or the common room of a suite are the responsibility of the student.

If a students does not vacate their Fall semester room by the time the residence halls close the pull-in will not be approved. While most requests are approved, Residential Life reserves the right to assign any vacancy based upon the needs of the residential community and may therefore decline a request. 

Contact Residential Life with any questions regarding room changes.