• Requesting a Room Change

    In the case that a residential student would like to change rooms, a request for a room change may be possible. Room change requests are reviewed on a weekly basis and take into consideration the residential student's need and the spaces that are available. As a first step, students are encouraged to reach out to their Resident Advisor (RA) or Residence Hall Director/ Area Coordinator to explore roommate mediation or other interventions.

    Beginning in the third week of the semester, a student may submit a Room Change Request Application to request a change, room swap, or pull-in. Requests are granted on the basis of the number of students seeking room changes, their individual room and building preferences, and available vacant spaces. Applications are reviewed on Wednesdays throughout the academic year and are processed within one to two days. If students are reassigned, they will pick up their keys to their new assignment on Thursday or Friday of the week and must complete their move by Sunday at 10:00 p.m. If students are not reassigned, they must submit a new application by the following Wednesday for review.

    Fall semester room changes will be accepted through Wednesday, November 15, at 5:00 p.m. For requests for a room change for the spring 2018 semester, the Room Change Request Application will open again on November 27 and close on December 13. Students seeking a room change for the spring 2018 semester should be prepared to move out all of their belongings from their fall assignment and take them home before December 19 if they intend to leave during the winter break. Students may be notified during the winter break of the availability of a room and upon return would move into the new room assignment.

    For more information on the room change process, please see pages 19-20 in our Residence Hall Handbook or email us at universityhousing@newschool.edu.