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 $1500 for the full year.
Bed Buyout Instructions – Click to View
Pending availability, Bed Buyout requests will open for the Fall 2020 semester on Mon., 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.
Furniture Adjustment Instructions – Click to View
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 Instructions – Click to View
Loft Kit requests for the Fall 2020 semester are now open!
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 ‘Loft Kit Request’ from the menu to begin.
Requests will be approved based on inventory. If you are approved and have opted to have Residence Life install your Loft Kit, a Residence Life staff member will contact you within 2-3 business days to schedule a time to do so; if over the summer, Residence Life will install your kit prior to your arrival to campus. When approved, 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.
Due to concerns related to COVID-19, no overnight visitors will be permitted during the Fall 2020 semester. Furthermore, students will not be permitted to allow visits to their residence hall from guests who live off campus or in another building on campus at any time. For more information on the University’s response regarding COVID-19, view the official Coronavirus webpage.
Request to change your current housing assignment by submitting a Room Change request.
Room Change Instructions – Click to View
Throughout the summer until early August, you may change your room assignment yourself at any time in the Res Life Portal. After that, you will need to wait until the official Room Change process begins in order to switch rooms; see below for more details.
Room Change requests will open for the Fall 2020 semester on Mon., 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
In order to switch rooms with another student over the summer (for the Fall 2020 semester), both students must submit written consent to our office via email. If you’ve found a student in another room on campus and have mutually agreed to swap rooms, each of you should send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information:
- Your name
- FERPA number
- Current room assignment
- Desired room assignment
- Name of the student you will be swapping with
After both requests have been submitted via email, 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.
Please note that we are only able to process Room Swap requests for students who have not yet checked into their room assignment for the Fall. After your arrival to campus, all room changes must be requested through the Room Change form (see above).