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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.

Mid-Semester Room Change

If you want to move during the semester, you, the student, should initiate the Mid-Semester Room Change process by speaking to your Residence Hall Coordinator (RHC). You should expect to discuss why you're requesting a move and your preferences for a new location.

When the meeting is successfully completed, log in to the My Housing portal and you'll see the Mid-Semester Room Change form. Indicate the new room and building you want to move to, based on your discussion with your Residence Hall Coordinator.

We'll notify you by email whether your request has been approved or denied. If your request is approved, you'll receive instructions on picking up a key for your new space.

At that point, you need to make arrangements with your new Residence Hall Coordinator to pick up your new key, and arrange to return your key to your current Residence Hall Coordinator.

You must move within 48 hours of room change notification.

Mid-Year Room Change

If you want to move to another space after Fall semester, you can participate in either Mutual Room Exchange or Find A Vacancy.

Pro Tip: If you have an open space in your room or expect that a space will open for the Spring, you have the option to actively seek out a new roommate or to connect with someone looking for a roommate.

Moving for Winter or Spring 2018? You'll need to move all of your belongings out of your room at the end of Fall Semester. Read more about Moving Your Belongings.

November 14 - 29, 2017
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 or Upper Division 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.

If you live in a Living Learning Community or other housing option, you might be limited to moving within your own community.

Upper Division Students
If you are part of All Gender or PRoUD communities, please contact us at for further information.

First Year Students
In order to participate in your assigned Living Learning Community, you live in a specially designated residence hall or complex. Please remember to only list your designated residence hall as a preference.

How It Works

  • List preferences for where you would like to live for the Fall and post your current assignment for swap. 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.


Use this flow chart to understand how to make a mid-year room change.


November 14 - 29, 2017
For students living in First Year and Upper Division areas

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

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.


FYI: We can and will reverse any improper room exchanges.

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



Have a new housing assignment for Winter/Spring?

  • At the end of Fall semester, you'll need to remove all of your belongings from your Fall room assignment. Please leave your room in a good condition for the new student.
  • You need to check out of your Fall assignment with a Residence Life & Housing staff member in your residence hall, including turning in your key.
  • See your RA if you have any questions about end of semester checkout. Not vacating your current space properly could result in a late checkout fee ($150) and possible Student Conduct action.

If you are living on campus for Winter Session, you should move in to your Winter/Spring assignment on the appropriate Winter Session move-in day.

If you are not living on campus during Winter Session, you should move in on the Spring semester move-in schedule.


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