Summer Room Change Process-Junior and Senior Students

During the April housing selection process some rooms in the apartment and suite style buildings will be unavailable.  These rooms are currently on hold for the fall semester as quarantine and isolation spaces. However, Residential Life believes that during the summer the University will release some of these spaces and make them available as student housing for the fall.

 

In the event that the University is able to adjust their quarantine/isolation plans and return some of these spaces to Residential Life, we would like to offer students who would typically have the ability to select into these areas an opportunity to room change before the start of the fall semester. This will allow students who are juniors and seniors to have the ability to potentially room change into apartment or suite spaces (pending availability).

 

As this process is currently under development, additional information will be emailed to eligible students in early July. Please note that students must have earned more than 53 earned credits in order to be considered a junior or senior in the University database.

    The Summer Room Change process is entirely online and does not need to be completed on campus.

    Tutorial: Choosing Housing as an Individual

    Students who have less than 53 Earned Credits or Wish to Room Change to a Traditional Space

    For students who are interested in participating in a summer room change process more information will be placed in the FAQ section of the Residential Life web site as it becomes available.

    Timeline

    Apply July 5th – July 11th in MyHousing
    Any student who has earned more than 53 earned credits reflected in the University database by July 11 and wishes to change rooms via this process must submit an application between July 5th – July 11th.

    Week of July 19th Participate in MyHousing
    Spaces available will include any returned apartment and suite spaces that are vacant for the fall 2021 semester

    Moving as an Individual

    Moving as Individual – Process occurs the week of July 17, 2021

    • Students who request to move individually to a vacant spot will choose their assignment online in MyHousing during the week of July 17.
    • Once a new room has been chosen, the student’s previous fall assignment will be available to another student to select. Students can change assignments any number of times until this process ends.
    • Roommates cannot be pulled-in through this process – a student can only choose a new assignment for themselves.
    • Students who do not select a new room during this process will move into their currently assigned space for the fall semester.
    • Instructions will be available after July 11 via email.
    • Any room changes occurring after the fall fee bills are generated will be reflected on the fee bill in late July/August.

    Rooms Included in the Process

    Spaces in this process are determined by available vacancies in apartments and suites, including spaces returned to Residential Life from spaces previously held for quarantine initiatives for the fall 2021 semester. Residential Life cannot guarantee that every room type will be represented during this selection process. Once a student changes their assignment, their former room will appear in the system for another student to select.

     

    Students trying to find spaces for larger groups may not be able to move into a fully open apartment or suite, as we currently predict that most apartment and suite spaces will fill before the room change process begins, and it is unlikely that a full apartment or suite will become available for every interested group to select into.

     

    Students in this process can only move as individuals and cannot "pull in" roommates into a space. Please bear in mind that all students should be welcoming to any students who room change into their space and cannot attempt to reserve a space inside of a suite/apartment or dissuade a person from living in a vacant space.

    Room Rates and Meal Plan Changes

    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 in to or out of. 

    Special Interest Areas

    Special Interest Areas

    There are special interest housing areas throughout campus. Students requesting these areas must meet programmatic requirements. Students cannot move into or out of Husky Village during this room change process.

    Single Rooms

    Moving to a Single Room
    Room changes to single rooms will be prioritized by class standing, not by specific requests. Students requesting a room change to a single will be issued a housing selection time and will be able to choose from whatever rooms are available.

    Don’t want to move? Changed your mind?

    Don’t Want to Move? Don’t Submit an Application!
    If you don’t want to move, don’t submit an application! Only students who submit a room change/trading spaces application will be considered to change rooms.

    If you change your mind about changing rooms while the process is underway, do not select a new space! Whatever assignment you are in when the process closes will be the one that you will move into when you arrive to campus in August. If you do not change assignments, the room that you selected during housing selection in will be your Fall 2021 assignment.

    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.