Residence Hall Room Changes
Fall 2016 Requests
After room assignments are made in July, if you are still interested in requesting a change you may submit a request through our online Room Change Request Form in MyHousing after the fall semester starts. You may also speak with your resident director after moving in to discuss concerns with your assignment.Please note that room change requests will not be approved until we have placed all students who are living in temporary housing into a permanent room assignment. This could be several weeks and even months into the fall term before we will have any available space to approve room change requests submitted through the online form. Requests will be honored in time and date order, if and when space becomes available.
Spring 2017 Semester Requests
To request a room change for the spring semester, please submit an online Room Change Request in MyHousing by November 28, 2016.
Transferring Your Contract to a Hall Outside of University Housing
According to the Reciprocal Agreement, a new student is eligible once a year to transfer her/his housing contract without penalty between units that participate in the reciprocal program (Private Certified Housing facilities and certified fraternities and sororities). The form is available on our Forms and Documents web page. Students who apply to move more than once will not be considered under the reciprocal agreement and will be subject to prior contractual obligations. Current undergraduate students may cancel their fall contract with their current facility without a settlement charge by completing the Reciprocal Agreement form and returning it by May 15 and move to the approved housing for that fall. Current undergraduate students may cancel their spring contract with their current facility without a settlement charge by completing the Reciprocal Agreement form and returning it by November 15 and move to the approved housing for spring semester. (See the Housing calendar of Important Dates for more deadlines, including the Reciprocal Agreement for new students.)
When a Roommate Leaves: Keeping Your Room as a Single
It may be possible to buy out the double as a single after all students with contracts, but not assignments, have been accommodated (temporary or new spring contracts). If a vacancy is confirmed for your room, you may request to pay an increased rate to retain the vacancy in your present room for spring semester (e.g., rent a double as a single). The additional charge will be added to your University account in January. To request this, send an email to the Housing Information office. Your email must include your name, room number, and UIN and a statement that you wish to pay to keep your room as a vacancy option if a space becomes available.
Use the cancellation form to cancel your contract for the following semester. If you currently live in the residence halls and are canceling effective immediately, you should see your area secretary at the area office to complete the necessary cancellation paperwork. See section 11 of the contract for applicable deadlines and terms regarding full and partial refund of the $150 advance payment. If you are not canceling your contract for one of the reasons approved in section 11 of the Contract, you are subject to a settlement charge of up to 75% of your room and board rate. If you do not receive email confirming your cancellation then your contract is not considered to be canceled. Print and save this email for your records.