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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 Mid-Year Room Change process is the second opportunity for students to pursue such a change.  The availability in rooms during this process typically occur when a vacancy is created by a student’s departure at Winter Break. 

Know of a room that will have an opening where you would like to live? Make sure you include that on your room change application and Housing and Residence Life staff will confirm availability. Students who accept Room Change Offers are required to completely move out of their Fall assignment prior to leaving for Winter Break. This is non-negotiable as your old room will need to be ready for a new student to move into in January.

The Mid-Year Room Change Request application opens on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 9:00AM and closes on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 11:59PM.  All requests must be submitted by November 20th to be considered.  A change in room type may result in in a change in room rate.  More information on room rates can be found here: students wishing to change rooms must complete this application regardless of previous placement on waitlists, wish lists, completion of previous Room Change Request applications 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.

Incoming 1st year students may be placed in upper-class housing.  If you are an upper-class student with an opening in your room, there is a possibility that you will receive a 1st year student as a roommate in the Spring. If you prefer to live with an upper-class student, please submit a Mid-year Room Change request form or have the person you want to move into your space submit one.

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 list each other as preferred roommates.

We will work throughout the remainder of the semester on these changes as rooms become available. Any request that can be accommodated prior to Winter Break will be; however, moves will not occur after December 8th to limit the disruptions during finals. 

Students whose requests cannot be accommodated prior to leaving for Winter Break will be required to remove all belongings out of their current space and follow all proper check-out procedures.  Students may take their belongings home or contract with USS for temporary storage.  Students will move into their new rooms upon returning from Winter Break.

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 who decline the space offered will not be offered another space until all other outstanding room change requests have been processed.

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 and you may submit another request during the Spring Room Change Process.

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