Room Vacancy Process

This guide should help you through your decision process and allow you to determine what you would like to do since you no longer have a roommate. You have 4 available options:

  1. You can sign to keep your current room as a single and pay the extra amount.
  2. You can find a person to move into your room. (Your HD and RA often know when a person is unhappy with their current living situation or if someone wants a new roommate.) Person moving into your room will need to see a Hall Director to get permission to move into your room.
  3. You can move in with another student who doesn't have a roommate. (Again your HD can assist you with this option. Your HD can look up and tell you where there is an opening on campus.) You will need to see the Hall Director of the building where you will be moving to get permission to move to your new room.
  4. You can sign that you would like to have a roommate and allow University Housing to assign you a roommate or make it possible for another student to pick you as a roommate.

You have three business days to decide which of the 4 options is right for you and to submit your decision via the link at the end of this page. If you do not complete the form within the three business days allotted, University Housing will assume you want a roommate.

CHOOSE A SINGLE ROOM

If this is the option for you, go to the submission area at the bottom of this page. By choosing to have a single room you will stay in your current room and will not be assigned a roommate. If you choose to have your room as a single, it will be for the remainder of the academic year which ends in mid May. The cost of a single room will be pro-rated from the date of vacancy. The additional cost of a single room is $500.00 per semester.

FINDING A ROOMMATE

Options two and three are very similar in nature. In both options you are actively searching for a roommate. In deciding between the two options, you need to determine how happy you are living in your current building and/or floor. Don't be afraid to ask others to be your roommate in your room or their room or in an available empty room. Students do more room changing than you think and for a whole assortment of reasons.

If you need assistance coming up with roommate options, you can check with your Hall Director and RA. A Hall Director can provide information about vacancies in other halls as well. You can simply pick a room or you can go and meet the possible roommate and then decide. Once you have decided who is moving, the moving resident will need to see a Hall Director. Moves cannot take place without receiving permission from a Hall Director.

CHOOSE TO HAVE A ROOMMATE

The last option involves you wanting a roommate but not actively seeking a roommate. In this option you decide to let things happen on their own. You could get a new student to the halls, a student that wants to move from his/her current room, or you may get a student that has been reassigned as a result of a violation of university or residence hall regulations. Choose this option only if you truly are willing to accept anyone as your roommate. This option could also result in a room consolidation should another vacancy exist or be created on your floor. A single room is NO LONGER an option once you choose that you want a roommate.

ROOM CONSOLIDATION

University Housing has two types of single rooms, those paid for singles and those resulting from of a vacancy. In an effort to be fair to those paying for a single and to make best use of all our spaces in the halls, we have a consolidation policy. The consolidation policy specifies that if we have multiple unpaid spaces on a given floor where both students indicate that they want a roommate, we will consolidate those students into a given room. This consolidation creates an open room that is available as a single for another student or as a double room for two students wanting to live together. If there are two students without a roommate and residents can't decide who should move a coin toss will determine which resident moves. This coin toss will be conducted by the Hall Director and a Desk Assistant. The Hall Director will inform the residents who will be moving. The resident that needs to move has one week to do so. If there happens to be more than two vacancies, the policy outlines the process of deciding who moves.

If you are the one who must move and you don't move, you will be charged for a single room starting from the date of vacancy in your room plus $100.00 with the total charge not exceeding $500.00.


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Additional questions please contact your Hall Director