- Check the vacancy list in The Hub
- Talk to your current roommate(s) and let them know you're looking for a change in housing.
- Contact the remaining residents of the room with the vacancy.
- If the remaining residents are agreeable, complete the draw-in form (which they have) and return it to Residential Life. If you are currently housed on campus, please be aware that on campus moves for future terms are allowed only during a one week period after available rooms are posted for the following term.
Your RA is your first resource if you want to change rooms as the result of a roommate conflict. The RA/House Manager may refer you to the Area Director. Your Area Director will work with you in determining if the possibility to move exists and if there are any rooms with vacancies. The Area Director will be in contact with Residential Life staff and may at some point refer you to the office staff to accomplish a move.
Changing Rooms for Disability Accommodations or Medical Needs
- If you need disablity accommodations
There are limited housing spaces available for accommodations and priority will be given to individuals who are eligible to receive accommodations under Section 504 or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the ADA, individuals must document the impact of their disability on major life activities. For example, individuals experiencing vision, physical and hearing impairment, neurological impairments, chronic life threatening systemic disabilities such as cancer, HIV, or Epstein Barr and/or traumatic brain injuries are eligible for academic and physical accommodations. All disabilities and medical history pertaining to the disability must be documented by a licensed and board certified medical provider with competence and expertise in the area of diagnosis. Special housing accommodations are not standard academic accommodations. Submit a Housing Accommodation Request along with the supporting documentation described in the next paragraph.
In order to determine if special housing is a reasonable accommodation, we must receive detailed documentation of the correlations of your academic and cognitive deficits with the need for special housing that either cannot be secured through the Room Draw process or completed after a room has been drawn. Medical Documentation for Housing or Meal Plan Exemption must be submitted to support your request. Please note that special requests must be requested and approved annually.
- If you are injured and are unable to use the stairs in the residence halls
If a student is injured and is unable to use the stairway in a building, Residential Life staff will issue an elevator key that can be used until the established return date. Since the elevators in the majority of our buildings are freight elevators, only the injured student is allowed to ride in the elevator. If you would like to be considered for a temporary location to a more accessible location, make an appointment to talk with your Area Director regarding a move related to a medical need.
Students with disabilities requiring academic accommodations will want to contact the Office of the Dean of Students, Severance 113, for information on Disability Services.