Mid-Year Room Change & Trading Spaces Process
There will be two distinct processes for students to change rooms though the mid-year room change process for the Storrs campus.
Room Changes = Move to an open spot
Trading Spaces = Swap rooms with another student. Does not involve a vacant space.
Room Changes and Trading Spaces--The Basics
Apply October 22-November 16 in MyHousing
Any student who wishes to change rooms or trade spaces must submit an application between October 22 -November 16.
Any student who changes rooms mid-year will need to move out of their current room and check out by December 17 at 12pm taking all belongings with them over break and returning their keys to their Hall Staff. Students will then return on January 20 or 21 with all belongings to check into their new room.
Want to room change but can’t take everything home with you over break? You will be eligible to participate in the Spring Room Change Process which will begin on February 4. If you have a specific room that you would like but can’t Mid-Year Room Change; email Vincent.Walker@uconn.edu by November 9 with the room information and every effort will be made to hold the space for you for the Spring Room Change Process.
Please click the buttons below for some information related to frequently asked questions regarding this process:
Room Changes (Move to a Vacant/Open Space)
Pick Your Own Room Online November 27 – December 2 - Selection Times Available November 20.
Students who request a room change (move to open spot), will choose their own assignment in MyHousing, November 27 – December 2. Selection times will be generated and emailed to students on November 20. Just remember, as soon as you pick another room, your previous assignment will be available for someone else to choose. If you choose a new room then you agree to completely vacating your fall space by December 17 at noon.
Choose More Than Once
If you are not completely satisfied with your first selection, you can monitor the system and choose a more desirable space if one opens up.
Specific Room Requests–Submit by November 9
Know of a room that will have an opening? Make sure you include that on your room change application and Residential Life staff will see if the room will be available. Double-check that the person leaving the room has told Residential Life they are leaving. To be able to do a Mid-Year Room Change into a specific space that space will need to open by December 4, 2018. If the room is not open by that time staff will try to hold that space for the spring room change 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.
New Trading Spaces Process (Swap Rooms with Another Student)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org October 22 -November 16.
Both students who wish to trade spaces must email email@example.com with the following information:
- 1. Name
- 2. Student Number
- 3. Name of Person you are trading with
- 4. Student Number of Person you are trading with
- 5. Room you wish to move into
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 cannot request to trade spaces into a single from other room types.
Special Interest Areas
There are special interest housing areas throughout campus. Students requesting these areas must meet programmatic requirements.
Graduate Students–October 22-November 16
Graduate students can email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about room change opportunities. Include your full name and 7 digit student ID number or NetID in your correspondence.
Unfortunately, roommates cannot be pulled-in through this process. A student can only choose a new assignment for themselves. MyHousing does not allow roommates to be pulled-in during a room change process. Residential Life does not anticipate any completely open rooms or apartments will be available.
Single Room Requests
Single rooms will be included in the online room selection process and will not be available by specific request.
Meningitis Vaccination Requirement
Students who are non-compliant with the meningitis vaccination requirement are not eligible for this process.
Students in Winter Recess Housing
Students who are participating in Winter Recess Housing will not be eligible for the Midyear Room Change process.
Not Returning to UConn? Moving Off-Campus for Spring 2019?
If you would like to move off-campus for the Spring 2019 semester, you can cancel housing via your My Housing site at www.reslife.uconn.edu and fill out the Cancel Your Spring 2019 Housing application. Students attending the Storrs campus but moving off-campus will be responsible for 100% of their Spring Room rate. More information can be found in the housing contract (see Contract Buy-Out Fee Schedule).
Graduating, Campus Change, Education/Study Abroad/Internship, Exchange Students
Students leaving UConn (graduate, withdrawal, dismissal, exchange student returning home), going on Education/Study Abroad or internship, or changing to regional campus should wait until all plans and paperwork are finalized before cancelling housing. There are no cancellation fees for these groups as long as University records reflect the change in status as long as you cancel by January 15, 2019.
Did you change your mind about moving?
Did you change your mind about moving? Don't select a different room in the process!
Students who do not select a new room during this process will return to the same room for the spring semester. Just remember, as soon as you pick another room, your fall assignment will be available for someone else to choose. So if you don’t want to move, don’t pick a different room.
Questions after reading this information can be sent to email@example.com. Please include your first/last name and 7 digit student ID number or NetID in your correspondence.