Need a Change?
Wanting 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 you get what you’re looking for.
Interested in having a room to yourself? Students living on-campus in a room with an open bed may request to “purchase” the empty space in their room for their own use. Bed Buyouts cost $800 per semester or $1,500 for the full year.
Availability permitting, requests for Fall 2021 will open on August 24.
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 first submit a Room Change request, when open (see section below for details). Please note that if you change into a room of a higher housing budget, you will be responsible for the difference in price.
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, the $800, non-refundable charge will be placed and we will notify you of final approval. Please note that this charge is not subject to proration.
Submit your request in the Res Life Portal by selecting the link above, when open. To log in, simply click ‘Sign In’ on the landing page, and then select the button labeled ‘LIBERTY – Student SSO Login’ to log in to the portal with your regular Liberty credentials. Then, select ‘Bed Buyout Request’ from the menu to begin.
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.
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.
You can rent or return bed pieces at the Office of Residence Life front desk in Residential Commons 2. 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
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. (Three-person rooms come with a bunk and loft already installed, so there’s no need to submit a request.)
Loft Kit requests for Fall 2021 are open!
Submit your request in the Res Life Portal by selecting the link above. To log in, simply click ‘Sign In’ on the landing page, and then select the button labeled ‘LIBERTY – Student SSO Login’ to log in to the portal with your regular Liberty credentials. Then, select ‘Loft Kit Request’ from the menu to begin.
Requests will be approved based on inventory. Residence Life will install your kit prior to your arrival to campus. Your loft kit rental is good throughout the duration of the academic year. While you may request to have the loft kit professionally installed, you may also choose to install it yourself. 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. At the end of the academic year, you will be responsible to return your loft kit to the designated location assigned to you.
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
Overnight Visitor Requests will open for the Fall 2021 semester on Mon., August 23.
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, finals week, or University breaks.
Request to change your current housing assignment during the academic year by submitting a Room Change request.
If you need to change your Fall 2021 housing assignment, you may do so at any point over the summer through the Housing Selection process in the Res Life Portal. Once the Fall semester begins, the Room Change request form will reopen on August 31.
Submit your request in the Res Life Portal by selecting the link above, when open. To log in, simply click ‘Sign In’ on the landing page, and then select the button labeled ‘LIBERTY – Student SSO Login’ to log in to the portal with your regular Liberty credentials. Then, select ‘Room Change Request’ from the menu to begin. In the request form, you will be able to search for and view available rooms on campus. If you need assistance, you may contact our office. After completing your request, please allow 2-3 days for processing. If you are approved, a $35 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged to your student account.
Cancel or Change Request
If you need to cancel a Room Change request, call or send an email to let us know. Requests canceled after approval will still be subject to the $35 fee. If you need to make changes on a request already submitted, contact our office to make any necessary updates.
During the academic year and over the summer, you can request to swap rooms with another student.
Room Swap Instructions – Click to View
During the Academic Year
In order to switch rooms with another student during the academic year, both students must submit a Room Change request, specifying “Room Swap” within the request form online, when they are open (see above for instructions and availability). After both requests have been submitted, please allow 2-3 days for processing, and keep in mind that no student is required to change their room assignment once they have secured one.
Over the Summer
In order to switch rooms with another student over the summer (prior to your arrival to campus in the Fall), both students must submit a Room Swap request in the Res Life Portal. For assistance, please review our tutorial (PDF). Please note that:
- Both students wishing to swap rooms must have already selected a housing assignment for the upcoming academic year.
- Both students must complete the request and respond to approval prompts within the Res Life Portal for the request to be finalized.
- Once both students have approved the swap, your room assignments will be automatically switched. If you want to reverse an approved Room Swap, you will each need to create a new Room Swap request and repeat the process for approval.
- Room Swap requests do not apply to your roommates; they apply only to the two individuals directly submitting the request form. If you have a roommate you would like to live with, they will need to select the room separately using the Housing Selection tool in the Res Life Portal, or they may submit a Room Swap request to trade rooms with another resident.