Summer Room Change Process (Storrs Campus)

Summer 2021 Undergraduate Room Change Process

There will be two distinct processes for students to change rooms through the Summer 2021 Room Change & Trading Spaces Process for the Fall 2021 semester. The application will open in MyHousing on June 4th and remain open until July 5, 2021.

Room Changes – Move to an Open Spot (Requests accepted June 4 – July 5, 2021)

  • Moving as an Individual – Choose Room Online
  • Moving as a Pair/Group – Offered by Residential Life

Trading Spaces (Requests accepted June 4 - July 30, 2021 via email to livingoncampus@uconn.edu)

  • Swap rooms with another student. Does not involve a vacant space. Students cannot request to trade spaces into a single from other room types.
  • Both students who wish to trade spaces must email livingoncampus@uconn.edu 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

The Summer Room Change process is entirely online and does not need to be completed on campus. Please note that this process is not intended for students who are new to the University of Connecticut, as they have a different housing placement process.

Tutorial: Choosing Housing as an Individual

Timeline

Apply June 4th – July 5th in MyHousing
Any student who wishes to change rooms must submit an application between June 4th – July 5th.

Trading spaces requests can be submitted via email to livingoncampus@uconn.edu between June 4th and July 30th

Group Room Change Offers Begin – June 14th
There will be an early application deadline of June 14, 2021 for the following students:

  • Students wishing to move as a pair/group
  • Students requesting a specific (non-single) space
  • Students moving within a specialty area (Honors, LCs)

Applications received by this date from the above groups will be given priority in room change offers over those received after June 14th.

Please click on "Moving as a Group" or "Moving as an Individual" for more specific timelines for those processes.

Moving as a Pair/Group

Moving as Pair/Group

  • Room change offers will be made starting June 14th with priority given to groups/pairs who applied by June 14th.
  • Additional group/pair moves may be made throughout the process (until the end of the online selection process) as spaces become available.
  • After all students in the group/pair have submitted an application, they will be contacted by a staff member via email if a space is available.
  • There will be a 48 hour deadline to respond to the offer, and typically one offer is made. Students are not obligated to accept an offer and can choose to remain in their same room.
  • Any student without a room change offer as of July 12th will be issued a room change selection time in the event they wish to view room availability.

 

Are you still waiting for an offer?

  • We appreciate your patience while we continue to work through many room change applications. We anticipate that the recent changes to our timeline may allow us to help accommodate some more group move requests, as students will begin to shift into new areas of campus and create more rooms open for groups. If you have applied for a group move but have not heard back yet, please know that our team have been checking available spaces regularly and as soon as we have more information regarding your request, we will be in touch via UConn email!
  • Are you a Junior or a Senior? Make sure that you visit the Junior/Senior room change website for some important steps that we need you to complete for your group move request!!

Roommate Requests for Group Moves

Requested Roommate List

To request to move as a roommate pair/group, you must add the other student(s) to your roommate list in MyHousing by July 5th.

  • Log-in to MyHousing
  • Room Selection > Roommates/Suitemates
  • Select Term: Fall 2021
  • Add the student(s) that you wish to move with to your roommate list.
  • Only roommate pairs/groups that read “Your roommate group is fully matched” will be considered for group room changes.
  • This process is only for current undergraduate students who currently have a fall 2021 housing assignment. Students who are new to the University will complete a separate roommate pairing process prior to placement. Students on the waiting list for housing are not eligible to pair as roommates for this process. 

 

Reminder for Juniors and Senior Group Moves

Rooms Included in the Process

Spaces in this process are determined by available vacancies. Residential Life cannot guarantee that every room type will be represented during this selection process. Once a student changes their assignment, their former room may 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 on July 14th. It is unlikely that a full apartment or suite will be available for this process.

 

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. 

Moving as an Individual

Moving as Individual – Selection Times Available July 12

  • Students who request to move individually to a vacant spot will choose their assignment online in MyHousing July 14th – July 23rd. Students looking to move to a specific (non-single) room, or to an Honors or LC space will be offered a room change from Residential Life.
  • Once a new room has been chosen, the student’s fall assignment will be available to another student to select. Students can change assignments any number of times between July 14th - July 23rd.
  • 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 return to the same room for the fall semester.
  • Instructions will be available July 12 via email.
  • Any room changes occurring after the fall fee bills are generated will be reflected on the fee bill in late July.

Specific Room Requests

Specific Room Requests
Know of a room that will have an opening? Make sure you include that on your room change application and Residential Life will see if the room will be available to move you into.

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 on July 23rd 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.

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. Students cannot request to trade spaces into a single from other room types.

Trading Spaces (Swap Rooms with Another Student)

Email livingoncampus@uconn.edu June 4th – July 30, 2021.

Both students who wish to trade spaces must email livingoncampus@uconn.edu 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

    Do you want to update your application answers after submitting the room change application?

    Students can update their application answer for the room change application by logging into MyHousing and clicking on the room change application again. Under the dropdown menu, select "Revisit/update this application" and you can resubmit it.

     

    Reminder for Juniors and Senior Group Moves

    • Make sure that you visit the Junior/Senior room change website for some important steps that we need you to complete for your group move request!! Juniors and Seniors are required to revisit the application to provide an additional answer on their application to give consent for their room change.

    Talk with our Team!

    Going through Room Change after leaving campus means that it can be more complicated to stop by our office to ask a quick question or to get help than in previous years.

    We have a few solutions to try to help you connect with our Housing Services team and get your questions answered! Please remember that you can also email livingoncampus@uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2926.

    Staff work during the hours of 8:00am - 4:00pm (ET) on Monday - Friday during the summer. 

     

    Live Chat Option

    We have a live chat that will be available on the following schedule for students to reach out to a Housing Services staff member and can help troubleshoot concerns or guide you on the process. When active, an icon will be available on the bottom right corner of this page and once you start chatting, a staff member will be with you momentarily.

    live chatbox widget reading "We Are Here!"

    Day Live Chat Hours
     Wednesday, July 14 9:00am - 3:00pm
    Thursday, July 15 9:00am - 3:00pm
    Friday, July 16 9:00am - 3:00pm
    Monday, July 19 9:00am - 3:00pm
    Tuesday, July 20 9:00am - 3:00pm
    Wednesday, July 21 9:00am - 3:00pm
    Thursday, July 22 9:00am - 3:00pm
    Friday, July 23 9:00am - 3:00pm

    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.