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Room Changes

Types of Room Changes

  • Room Change Before Fall Move-In
    For: Room changes before the Fall Semester begins
    Available: End of summer
  • Mid-Semester Room Change
    For: Room changes before the semester ends
    Available: During the semester
  • Mid-Year Room Change
    For: Room changes before Winter/Spring
    Available:End of Fall Semester
  • Room Change Before Spring Close
    For: Room changes for the next academic year
    Available: Late Spring

Note that room change periods are tentative and might not be offered every semester.

Students who move from one hall or room type to a different hall or room type will be charged the published rate for the new space from the effective date of move-in.

Room Changes Before Fall Move-In

August 7-13, 2018
For students living in First-Year and Upper Division areas

Mutual Room Exchange allows you to swap rooms with another student.

  • Students living in First-Year areas may swap with other students living in First-Year areas;
  • Students living in Upper Division areas may swap with other students living in Upper Division areas.

To participate in Mutual Room Exchange, log in to the My Housing portal and select Mutual Room Exchange from the Student Home page.

How It Works

  • Post your Fall room assignment and list preferences for where would like to live. Note: your currently assigned roommate(s) will be informed that you have made your space available for exchange.
  • Search for other available spaces and make or receive offers to swap.
  • Accept or reject offers. The swap is not complete until the student who initiated the offer finalizes the swap by selecting "Swap" in the My Housing portal.

August 7-13, 2017
For students living in Upper-Division areas only.

To find a vacancy on campus, you will log into the My Housing portal and select Find a Vacancy from the Student Home page.

You can search for an open space on campus by Room Type, Location, Available Beds, or any combination of these. You can see the profile of students living in the room, suite or apartment to help you determine if they are a good match for you as a roommate.

If you see a space that meets your needs, select it and confirm the room change.

Important Note
If you’re part of a Living Learning Community (LLC) required by your academic program or assigned to a specific housing option, you can only move within your community, so remember to only consider spaces within your designated residence hall as a preference. Students in All Gender and PRoUD communities should contact our office if interested in moving.

We reserve the right to reverse any improper room exchanges after the process closes.

Questions? Ask your Residence Hall Coordinator, call us at (302) 831-4663 or email us at


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