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Room Changes

Housing and Residence Life is committed to helping Tulane’s residential students thrive in their living environments. For some students that necessitates a change to their housing assignment.

The Fall 2017 Room Change Request application opens on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 9:00AM and closes on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:00PM.  All requests must be submitted by September 29th to be considered.  A change in room may result in in a change in room rate.  More information on room rates can be found on the Housing and Residence Life website. Any students wishing to change rooms must complete this application regardless of previous placement on waitlists, wishlists or communications with Housing and Residence Life Staff.

HRL will do its best accommodate requests. Please note that due to our very high occupancy this year not all types of space in all areas are available. Room changes are easier to accommodate for students requesting a mutual swap or those that provide a broader range of options in which they would live.

A Room Swap is defined as two students who wish to trade housing assignments. For those residents requesting a Room Swap, both parties interested in moving must submit a Room Change Request application.  

A Room Change is defined as a student who wishes to move to an unoccupied space.  Specific roommates may be requested on the application, but are not necessary. Two students wishing to move to a new room together will each have to complete the Room Change Request application and select each other as preferred roommates.

We will work throughout the fall on these changes as rooms become available. Students will receive a room offer via email from Housing and Residence Life once a room has been identified and will have 48-hours to accept or decline the offer. Students will be able to gain access to their new assignment 24-hours after move instructions have been sent to allow for roommate and/or suitemate notification. 48-hours will be given to complete the move and a move timeline will be provided. 

Due to current occupancy, not all requests can be accommodated. Should Housing and Residence Life be unable to meet your request, you will be notified once all applications have been processed. You may reapply during subsequent room change processes. 

During the 2017-2018 academic year, room change processes will be facilitated during the following dates:

September 18-29: Fall 2017 Room Changes November 13-17: Mid Year Room Changes February 5-19: Spring 2018 Room Changes

Before requesting a room change, students are encouraged to speak with their Resident Advisor and utilize Living Cooperatively Resources.