Residence & Campus Life

Residences & Housing

Room Assignment and Changes

We primarily assign rooms primarily on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some requests with extenuating circumstances will be given priority if required. Some students apply as early as October to get a room for the following fall. The sooner you apply, the better your chance of getting the space you want.

Please keep in mind that there are a limited number of single rooms. You may request one, but if one is not available, we will assign you a double room. You can email us at to be put on a waitlist for a single room.

Living in residence offers a unique experience to grow as a student and as a community member. Often students find that once they move into their assigned room, even if it was not their first choice, it is where they want to stay.


Room changes are available after the first two weeks of a given semester after a period of “room freeze” which allows students some time to get comfortable in their space, as well as a period for our office staff to inventory the available rooms. Room switches will not be granted within the first two weeks nor the last two weeks of the academic term.

If you want to switch rooms, you need to complete the Room Switch Request Microsoft form and submit it virtually. You can find the Room Switch Request form on the Residence Portal.

Paper copies of Room Switch Requests are no longer accepted. You are able to submit a room change request form while you are also on the waitlist. Room changes are primarily given based on the date that the room change was submitted. In some situations, extenuating circumstances may be considered, if required. If you were previously on the waitlist, and you also submit a room change request form, your waitlist rank will be considered as well.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact the Residence Life office at


We are pleased to accommodate your preferences but there may have been factors that prevented this:

1. If your preferred roommate paid his/her deposit much earlier than you, and indicated they wanted a single room, they may have been assigned to a single.

2. If your preferred roommate paid much later than you, there may have been others on the list ahead of them and they would have been given preference.

3. Your preferred roommate may not have identified you as the preferred roommate on his/her application.

We would be happy to place you and your preferred roommate on a waitlist to receive a double room together. You will both need to email before we can proceed with your request.