From the time assignments are made until the end of the first two weeks of the semester, students may not request a room change. However, once we reach the first day of classes, you may put in your request to move if you want to be considered for a room switch.
You may do this by emailing your building’s resident director to inform him or her of your desire to change rooms. If you know the student you wish to live with, be sure to give his/her name to the RD. Your friend may also want to let the RD know that they’d like you to move in with them as well. If you are looking to change buildings, you’ll want to email both your current RD and the RD of the building you’d like to move to.
Generally, room changes are permitted from the second to the 6th week of the semester. Room changes may occur outside of that time, but those are almost always for emergency or occupancy reasons as determined by the housing office.
Please be aware that, if you have a space in your room, it is available for others to move into. We try very hard to give you notice that someone is coming in, but regardless, we expect and hope that you will welcome them and get to know them.
Similarly, if you are hoping to have a friend move into your room, it’s not a good idea to make your roommate uncomfortable and feel like they have to move out. We will not force anyone from their assigned space – it must be agreed upon by your roommate.