Room Assignments and Roommates
The major factors for determining room assignments for new students is the date the housing deposit is received and the hall preference from their Residence Hall Agreement. If both roommates do not get their housing deposits in at the same time, the first one in receives priority. Roommate requests can be made by logging in and submitting the required info. From there you will be able to edit your residence hall preferences and make a roommate request. Please note there are rare occasions when a student roommate preference will not be able to be honored. Each student will receive information during orientation giving them more specific information about the residence halls, roommate request, etc.
Housing assignments will be made available and emailed directly to you within the first ten days of August. This information will contain the residence hall and room in which you will be living, address of the residence hall, and the name, address,and telephone number of your roommate. Additionally, you will receive information about the residence halls, opening times, and any important travel information.
Most questions you may have about your room can be found on this Web site.
When a student receives a specific room assignment for either semester, they must check into their residence hall by the Tuesday before classes begin in order to claim that specific assignment.
* The University reserves the right of room assignment and of reassignment for the benefit of the individual student or group.
No room changes will be made within the first three weeks of the semester.
If after this time a room change needs to be made:
- Roommate conflicts - most of the change requests come from roommate conflicts. Please see below to work through that process. It is important to note moving rooms is a last resort when all other avenues have been exhausted. The absolute first step is for the student to work with the RA and/or ARA.
- Semester changes - these moves and roommate switches will need to be worked out through the residence hall staff. They will provide information on the process to go about this change.
- Special accommodations - every attempt will be made to meet certain needs and special accommodations of students. Such requests need to be provided to the Center for Residential Living & Leadership office prior to August 1st .
- The Executive Director of the Center for Residential Living reserves the right to set a specific time for moves to be made.
Sharing a room with another student can be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable aspects of the college experience. The opportunity to become close friends with someone new, who has a different background and different ideas, is part of what college is all about. With that said, sometimes conflicts do arise between roommates. The Residential Living Office suggests you handle roommate conflicts in the following manner:
- Try to work out conflicts with your roommate by using open face-to-face communication.
- If you are unable to resolve the conflict, contact your RA or ARA for assistance. They can help mediate between you and your roommate in order to resolve the issue(s.) Every effort will be made to resolve roommate conflicts.
- If the conflict continues after you and your RA attempt to resolve it, contact your Residence Director. In extreme situations where roommates are unable or unwilling to resolve conflicts, it is the prerogative of the Residence Director to relocate one or both residents to other available residence hall rooms.
The University reserves the right to inspect rooms and to regulate the use of the premise in accordance with University rules and regulations, but consistent with the student's constitutional right to be free of unreasonable search and seizure.
Over breaks, each residence hall room is gone into in order to ensure that the proper procedures have been followed to secure the room and building. If during this time the hall staff sees items which should not be present, they will issue judicial referrals to the resident (s). If necessary, they may confiscate items from the resident (s) and issue a written notification that the item has been removed.