Residence & Campus Life

Residences & Housing

Room Assignment and Changes

We assign rooms on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.

How do I change my room?

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 and the last two weeks of the academic term.

If you want to switch rooms, you need to print and complete the Room Switch Request Form (PDF) and deliver it to the Residence Life Office. Emailed forms or forms handed in to RAs will not be accepted. Blank forms are also available in the Residence Life Office.

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

Why wasn't I assigned a double room with my preferred roommate?

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.