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Housing Requests

Housing Requests

Need a Change?

Looking to change your room assignment or swap rooms with another student? Or, maybe you just need more floor space in your dorm room. See below for some of the options that may be available to you. We’ll do our best to help get you what you’re looking for. 

Bed Buyouts

Interested in having a room to yourself? Students living on-campus in a room with an open bed may submit a request to "purchase" the empty space in their room. Bed Buyouts cost $800 per semester, or $1500 for the full year.

  • Bed Buyout Instructions - Click to View


    Requests for Fall 2019 are closed. Requests for Spring 2020 will open in January.


    You must already be assigned to the room you are requesting to buy out. If you’re interested in switching into an empty room to take advantage of this option, you may submit a Room Change request first, when available (see below for details). Contact our office to ask about room availability.


    Bed Buyouts are $800 per semester, which must be credited to your Student Account prior to final approval.

    • Upon conditional approval, you will be notified that you have 5 business days to ensure that the $800 credit is present on your account, which can be done by contacting Student Accounts.
    • After the credit has been confirmed on your account, we will notify you of final approval and place the $800, non-refundable charge.


    Bed Buyout requests are considered based on availability, and will be approved or denied at the discretion of the Office of Residence Life. Your approved request will grant you use of the additional space and furnishings of the room for the full semester. All other guidelines in the On-Campus Living Guide regarding furniture still apply.


Furniture Adjustments

You can bunk, de-bunk, loft, de-loft, and adjust the height of your own bed. View our instructional videos below for assistance. Or, you can submit a work order to have it professionally adjusted. Need help submitting your work order? View instructions here.

  • Furniture Adjustment Instructions - Click to View

    You can rent or return bed pieces at the Office of Residence Life front desk to rent or return bed pieces. You must always have at least two people participating in all furniture adjustments. All bunks and lofts must have safety rails attached at all times with one side against a wall.

    How to Bunk/Un-Bunk a Bed

    How to Loft/Un-Loft a Bed

    How to Adjust Bed Springs



Loft Kits

If you are in a two-person room (double room), you can request a loft kit for a charge of $50, which will be added to your student account.

  • Loft Kit Instructions - Click to View

    Requests will be approved based on inventory. A decision will be made within 2-3 business days of your request submission.

    If approved, your Loft Kit rental is good throughout the duration of the academic year. You may install your Loft Kit yourself, or you may submit work order to have it professionally installed. See the section on Furniture Adjustments above for more information and video instructions for self-installation.

    All bunks and lofts must have safety rails attached at all times with one side against a wall.


Overnight Visitors

If you would like to have a visitor stay overnight on your hall, submit an Overnight Visitor request for approval!

  • Overnight Visitor Request Instructions – Click to View

    Requests must be submitted at least 48 hours in advance. Notice of approval or denial will come to you via email.

    According to the On-Campus Living Guide, all overnight visitors:

    • Must be of the same gender and be between the ages of 16-25
    • Are permitted to stay on campus for a maximum of five nights per semester (whether consecutive or non-consecutive)

    Overnight visitors are not permitted during Move-In, CFAW, finals week, or University breaks.


Room Changes

Request to change your current housing assignment by submitting a Room Change Request.

  • Room Change Instructions - Click to View


    Room Change requests are now open, through Fri., November 22, 2019.

    Submit Request

    Contact our office before submitting a request to inquire as to which rooms on campus have an available bed. Once submitted, allow 2-3 business days for processing. If you are approved, a $35 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged to your account.

    Cancel Request

    If you need to cancel a Room Change Request, send us an email to let us know. Requests canceled after approval will still be subject to the $35 fee. If you need to correct something on a request already submitted, contact our office to make any necessary updates.


Room Swaps

During the academic year and over the summer, you can request to swap rooms with another student.

  • Room Swap Instructions - Click to View

    You may request to swap rooms with another student. To do so during the academic year requires each of you to submit a Room Change Request, specifying "Room Swap" within the form online, when they are open. See above for Room Change instructions and availability. 

    After both requests have been submitted, please allow 2-3 business days for processing. 

    Keep in mind that no student is required to change their room assignment once they have secured one.



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