There are a variety of room types and that can be a reason why you are interested in changing rooms. The other reason usually has to do with roommate relationships. Your RA is a resource and is trained in facilitating roommate conversations. The key is to have the conversation about the “little stuff” so it does not turn into the “big stuff”.
Changing to an alternate housing location may be limited in times of high occupancy as we may not have spaces available to offer to you.
Two Week Room Freeze
At the start and end of each semester, there is a room freeze and non-emergency room changes are not approved.
Your RA, CA, or CM are all a support for you, and are trained in facilitating roommate conversations.
Room Change Form
To request a room change, please follow the steps on the Room Change Request Form [PDF].
Please see the information in MOVING OUT for your reference on setting up a time with your RA to check out and the cleaning expectations for your previous room.
Concealed Weapon Room Change Provision
If at any time you become aware that your roommate or suitemate has a license to carry a concealed weapon, and you do not want to live with a permit holder, please alert the Housing & Residential Education office and we will be able to accommodate you changing to a new room location. You do not need to complete the Room Change Request form.
After fall and spring census and as space is available, residents may be given the opportunity to fill that spot with a roommate of their choice. Residents are given 72 hours to fill the spot. If residents do not fill the space with a roommate within 72 hours, residents may be given the opportunity to buy out the vacancy in their residential space.
All residents who are occupying the space must agree to the buyout. Residents who opt to buy out the vacant space will be charged a rate that is equivalent to 75% of the remaining amount owed for that space. This amount is based on room type as well as time remaining in the semester.
If a resident does not wish to buy out their space, they must keep the vacancy ready for a new roommate to move into the room.
You can view the buyout contract below, but please note that it must be signed in person in the HRE office located in Benchmark 822.
Fall semester: Following the fall census and as space is available, information about the buyout process will be communicated to residents via email. Students will be made aware of the status of their buyout as contracts are signed and processed.
Spring semester: Following the spring census and as space is available, information about the buyout process will be communicated to residents via email. Students will be made aware of the status of their buyout as contracts are signed and processed.
If you have any questions regarding the room buyout process and policy, please contact our office at 801-587-2002. We are open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Room Buy Out Contract [PDF]