Room Change Information

Fall 2017 Room Change & Trading Spaces Process

There will be two distinct processes for students to change rooms for the Fall 2017 semester in MyHousing.

    Room Changes = Move to an open spot
    Trading Spaces = Swap rooms with another student. Does not involve a vacant space.

Graduate Students–September 11-October 6

Graduate students can email livingoncampus@uconn.edu to inquire about room change opportunities. Include your full name and 7 digit student ID number or NetID in your correspondence.

Room Changes and Trading Spaces–The Basics

Apply September 11-October 6 in MyHousing
Any student who wishes to change rooms or trade spaces must submit and application between Septmber 11-October 6. All moves must be completed by Friday, October 13. A Residential Life Staff member may contact you prior to your request being processed to set up a meeting to go over your reasons for moving.

Meningitis Vaccination Requirement
Students who are non-compliant with the meningitis vaccination requirement are not eligible for this process.

Room Rate/Meal Plan Changes
Room rate or meal plan changes can occur. Be aware that adjustments may be made to your fee bill depending on the room type you are moving into or out of.

Students can only move after approval has been given by a Residential Life Staff member.
Additionally, all procedures must be followed and all paperwork completed by students who are approved to move. Once approved to move, students must complete the entire room change process within the time frame specified on the Room Change Confirmation letter.

Special Interest Areas

    1. There are special interest housing areas throughout campus. Students requesting these areas must meet programmatic requirements.
    2. Students cannot move into or out of Husky Village during this room change process.
    3. RA's cannot request a room change during this process.

Room Changes (Move to a Vacant/Open Space)

Apply September 11-October 6 in MyHousing
Any student who wishes to change rooms or trade spaces must submit and application between Septmber 11-October 6. All moves must be completed by Friday, October 13. A Residential Life Staff Member may contact you prior to your request being processed to set up a meeting to go over your reasons for moving.

Room Change Request Reminders

  • Vacancies are limited
  • Single Room Requests: Room change offers will be prioritized by class standing and date of request, not by specific requests. Specific requests for single rooms will not be accepted.
  • Requests from Pairs/Groups: Requests to move as a pair or group will be accepted, however, multiple vacancies in the same room are limited. Both students must request the room before the room change would be processed and these requests
  • Requests by single students into spaces with multiple vacancies will not be accepted.

Specific Room Requests

Know of a room that has an opening? Make sure that you include that information on your room change application and Residential Life will see if the room is available.

Single Rooms: We will prioritize room changes by class standing and date of request, not by specific requests. Specific requests for single rooms will not be accepted.

Trading Spaces (Swap Rooms with Another Student)

Apply September 11-October 6 in MyHousing
Both students who wish to trade spaces must apply.

Looking for Someone to Swap With?
Check out the Residential Life Roommate Page on Facebook if you are looking for somebody to swap with.

You will be Contacted
A Residential Life staff member will contact trading spaces pairs once both residents have submitted a trading spaces request. Students can trade only AFTER approval has been given by a Residential Life staff member. All procedures must be followed by the swapping students. Students can not request to trade spaces into a single from other room types.

Don't want to Move? Don't submit an application!

If you don't want to change your assignment, do not submit an application in MyHousing! Only students who submit a room change/trading spaces application before the deadline will be considered to change rooms.

Questions?

Questions after reading this information can be sent to livingoncampus@uconn.edu. Please include your first/last name and 7 digit student ID number or NetID in your correspondence.