Room Changes & Room Swaps

Pre-Semester Room Changes

Students who would like to change their room assignment prior to moving into their residence hall for the academic year may utilize the Room Swap system. It is designed to give students the chance to complete a one-to-one person "swap" of assigned rooms by connecting students with other students on campus also looking to change rooms. The Room Swap Process Guide outlines the process and instructions of utilizing the Room Swap online module. 

 


Mid-Semester and End-of-Semester Room Changes

During the 2021-2022 academic year students are able to move to different rooms during or in-between semesters on a case-by-case basis. Please contact your building's community coordinator if you are looking for a room change.  Please know that room changes are not automatically granted due to high occupancy.  Your Community Coordinator will help you navigate roommate challenges.  Additionally, we offer resources for navigating roommate conflicts.

 


Eligibility Rules for the Room Swap Module

A room swap is between two people, mutually agreeing to swap housing assignments. The housing assignment of only the students swapping will be impacted, roommate(s) do not have their housing assignment impacted by a room swap.

  • First-year students may only room swap with other first-year students.
  • In the cases where first-year students live in the same building as upperclass students, First-year students will only see student profiles of other first-year students.
  • Second-year students may swap with other second-, third-, or fourth-year students living on campus, other than students living in One Washington Circle and The Aston. Second-year students are restricted from living in either of these locations.
  • Third-year students may swap with other second-, third-, or fourth-year students living on campus.
  • Fourth-year students may swap with other second-, third-, or fourth-year students living on campus.
  • Students in Greek Housing who seek a change in their housing assignment should notify their Greek House Manager. 
  • Students participating in an Affinity Housing Program who seek a change in their housing assignment should contact their Affinity Group Coordinator. 

Exclusions

Some student populations are excluded from participating in the Room Swap Module:

  • Undergraduate Students living in Greek Housing (all locations);
  • Students assigned to District House Affinity Housing (room numbers that contain an 'N' or 'S');
  • Exchange Students;
  • Semester in Washington participants;
  • Students participating in Gender-Inclusive Housing.