Housing Assignments Policies
A limited number of designated single rooms are available on campus for an additional
Tuition and Fees
). These rooms are primarily located in Dodds Hall and typically reserved for upper-division
students. Single room assignments are made on a priority basis according to the guidelines
of the room selection process. Requests received for single rooms after the completion
of the room selection process are added to a waiting list in the order in which they
are received. Single rooms may also be assigned in cases of medical or mental health
accommodations. Please see our
Health Accommodations page
. Due to COVID, single occupancy will be available to students that request a single
room in the housing survey.
Double occupancy rooms are meant to house two students. Students living alone in double
occupancy rooms will be declared involuntarily underassigned. This means that through
no fault or choice of their own (involuntarily) they are living in a room with less
than the optimal number of occupants (underassigned).
Students who find themselves in this situation should endeavor to secure another party
who will move in with them. Open spaces in rooms will be made available to students
with a need to move throughout the semester. Involuntarily underassigned students
are expected to make the open space in their room available upon request.
Because of the nature of suite life, all suitemates are expected to share a common
space and must peacefully co-exist in a more intimate setting. It is often difficult
to find a compatible room and suitemate match should one member of a suite community
cancel his or her housing plans. Therefore, the Office of Residential Life allows
underassigned room and suitemates the possibility to pull another compatible student
into their suite should one member drop out. The suitemates will be contacted as soon
as the vacancy is confirmed, and will have two weeks in which to provide the name
of a new suitemate replacement. Should no replacement be found within two weeks, traditional
consolidation procedures will be initiated. In cases where the suitemate who drops
out of the suite is the student whose lottery number was used to obtain the suite,
suitemates will not be allowed the opportunity to pull a suitemate of their choice
into the suite, but will be traditionally consolidated. This is to discourage students
with low lottery numbers from purposely signing up for a room they never intend to
live in so that they can pull another group of students into the suite with them.
Students may be required to change rooms for the benefit of the University or the
hall community. The Office of Residential Life reserves the right to reassign students
to make the most effective use of available accommodations. The Office of Residential
Life will work to consolidate students who are involuntarily underassigned with incoming
or returning students or with other students in the same situation at break periods
or other appropriate times.
ADA compliant rooms
are available for students with permanent or temporary physical challenges. Contact
the Office of Residential Life for further information.
Students wishing to move from one location to another should contact the Office of
Residential Life or the Area Director of the area to which the resident wishes to
relocate. Official room change meetings must be completed before a student may move
into a new room. A room change freeze will be in effect during the months of September,
December, January and April. This means that no room changes may be initiated during
those times. Room freezes exist so that complete information concerning occupancy
may be prepared for a given period and so that new housing assignments may be made.
Conflict in roommate situations is not uncommon, as living with another person naturally
causes disturbances to one's own routine. In situations where roommates are unable
to resolve their disagreements through the use of mediation with staff or the roommate
contract, opportunities will be made available to both residents regarding possible
moves to underassigned spaces. At that point, one or both roommates can choose to
move to a more suitable roommate situation. In the event that neither roommate will
move, and the roommate situation does not show dramatic signs of or potential for
improvement, the situation will be resolved through the mandatory relocation of both
roommates to other spaces on campus.