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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 Spring 2020 Room Change Request application opens on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 9:00AM and closes on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 11:59PM.  All requests must be submitted by February 18th 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.

Due to increased campus activities and University holidays during Mardi Gras, no moves may be completed from February 19th to February 25th.  Room changes will resume on February 26th.

HRL will do its best to 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.

Rooms will be offered as they 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 in the move instruction email. 

Due to current occupancy, not all requests can be accommodated. Should Housing and Residence Life be unable to meet a request, students will be notified once all applications have been processed.

Housing & Residence Life must approve all room changes. Students cannot change rooms without permission. All unauthorized room changes or room swaps will be subject to a $300 USD improper room change fee. Unauthorized room changes can become problematic in cases of emergencies, so it is imperative that HRL’s assignments list is accurate.

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