Living with someone you may barely know will be one of your most important learning experiences at college.
The person you will be living with can be the source of your most memorable experiences and someone with whom to grow. Living in close quarters with others can be a challenging and revealing experience. You are exposed not only to new personalities, attitudes, and lifestyles, but also to a host of unfamiliar situations. Roommates do not necessarily have to be best friends, but they should be open-minded and respectful of each other’s differences. You will, with the help of your RA, complete an agreement with your roommate to help support a positive living environment for you and your roommate(s).
Due to the need for the Assignments Office to check room occupancy at the beginning and end of each semester, room change requests are generally not approved during the first and last couple of weeks of each semester.
If you wish to change your room, contact your RHC, who will assist you with the proper procedures. Please note that room changes are not made on the basis of race, age, disability, veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, color, or national origin. If you are having difficulties with your roommate that cannot be resolved, it is important that you speak with a Residence Life staff member for assistance. All room changes must be approved by your RHC. Switching rooms without approval is prohibited.
Residence Life reserves the right to initiate administrative moves made in the best interest of the student and building operations. Roommates who cannot resolve issues or come to a mutual understanding may be administratively moved to different rooms, floors, or halls.