Office of Residential Life

Housing Assignments Policies

Single Occupancy

A limited number of designated single rooms are available on campus for an additional charge (see 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

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.


Suite Living

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.


Room Consolidation

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.


Room Changes

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.


Roommates

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.