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Room Changes

Types of Room Changes


Students who move from one hall or room type to a different hall or room type will be charged the published rate for the new space from the effective date of move-in.

Mid-Year Room Change

If you would like to move to another space after Fall semester, you may either participate in Mutual Room Exchange or Find A Vacancy.

If you complete an assignment change for Winter/Spring in either Mutual Room Exchange or Find a Vacancy, you will need to move out all of your personal belongings out of your current room at the end of Fall Semester. Be sure to read the Moving Your Belongings section below.

MUTUAL ROOM EXCHANGE
November 16 - December 7
For students living in First-Year and Upper-Division areas

Mutual Room Exchange allows you to swap rooms with another student. Students living in First-Year areas may swap with other students living in First-Year areas; students living in Upper-Division areas may swap with other students living in Upper-Division areas. To participate in Mutual Room Exchange, you will log in to the My Housing portal andselect Mutual Room Exchange from the Student Home page.

You will post your current assignment and will list preferences for where you would like to live for the Winter/Spring. Note: your current roommate(s) will be informed that you have made your space available for exchange.

Once your space is posted, you can search for other available spaces and make or receive offers to exchange. Any student who has received an offer can accept that offer; however, the exchange is not complete until the student who initiated the offer finalizes the exchange by selecting "Swap" in the application. Link to Infographic

See Moving Your Belongings for more details on what happens next. >>

Detailed instructions are also available in a handy infographic here (pdf) >>

 

FIND A VACANCY
November 16 - December 7
For students living in First-Year and Upper-Division areas

If you are interested in finding a vacancy on campus, you will log in to the My Housing portal and select Find A Vacancy from the Student Home page. You can search for an open space on campus by Room Type, Location, Available Beds, or any combination of these. You will also be able to view the profile of students living in the room, suite or apartment to help you determine if they are a good match for you as a roommate. If you see a space that meets your needs, you will select it and confirm the room change.

See Moving Your Belongings for more details on what happens next. >>Link to Infographic

Detailed instructions are also available in a handy infographic here (pdf) >>

Questions? See your Residence Hall Coordinator/Hall Director, or call us at (302) 831-HOME (4663) or email us at reslife-housing@udel.edu.

 

MOVING YOUR BELONGINGS

Have a new housing assignment for Winter/Spring? You must remove all of your belongings from your current room assignment at the end of the Fall semester, leaving your room in a condition appropriate for a new student. You must check out of your current assignment with a Residence Life & Housing staff member in your residence hall, including turning in your keys and access fob. See your RA if you have any questions about end-of-the-semester check out. Failure to vacate your current space properly could result in a late check-out fee ($150) and possible Student Conduct action.

If you have completed a Winter Session housing application, you should move in to your Winter/Spring assignment on the appropriate Winter Session move-in day.

If you are not living on campus during Winter Session, you should move in on the Spring semester move-in schedule.

Mid-Semester Room Change

If you wish to move during the semester, you must complete the Mid-Semester Room Change Form, starting in September. (Spring dates will be announced.)

You, the student, should initiate the Mid-Semester Room Change process by speaking to your Residence Hall Coordinator. You should expect to discuss your reasons for requesting a move as well as your preferences for a new location.

When the meeting is successfully completed, you will log in to the My Housing portal and will be able to see the Mid Semester Room Change form. You will indicate the new room and building you wish to move to, per your discussion with your Residence Hall Coordinator.

You will be notified by email of the status of your request, and whether it has been approved or denied. If your request is approved, you will receive instructions that a new key and access card are available for pick-up. At this point, you must make arrangements with your new Residence Hall Coordinator to pick up the new key and access card, and you must also arrange to return your key and access card to your current Residence Hall Coordinator. Students must move within forty-eight hours of room change notification.

Please note: Any freshman student who is approved and moves to a building designated as an upperclass building for the Spring Semester will be responsible for the published housing rate for that type of room from the effective date of the move. Rarely, exceptions are made to allow freshman students to move into Upper Division buildings during the Fall Semester.

Room Changes Before Fall Move-In

MUTUAL ROOM EXCHANGE
Dates for 2016 will be announced in the late summer 2016
For students living in First-Year and Upper-Division areas

Mutual Room Exchange allows you to swap rooms with another student. Students living in First-Year areas may swap with other students living in First-Year areas; students living in Upper-Division areas may swap with other students living in Upper-Division areas. To participate in Mutual Room Exchange, you will log in to the My Housing portal andselect Mutual Room Exchange from the Student Home page.

Upper Division Students
Students living in All Gender or PRoUD communities may not participate in Mutual Room Exchange via the My Housing portal. If you are interested in a room change with another student in your community, please contact ResLife-Housing@udel.edu for further information.

First Year Students
Students in Biology, Discover Our World, and Visual Art living learning communities are required by major or program to live in a specially designated residence hall or complex. Please remember to only list your designated residence hall as a preference.

· Biology – George Read

· Discover Our World – George Read

· Visual Art – Ray Street A

Students in other Living Learning Communities, such as First Year Honors, Pre-Professional Health, Community Engagement, and AFROTC/ROTC, you are limited to room exchanges within your community only.

How It Works

Link to Infographic

You will post your current assignment and will list preferences for where you would like to live for the Fall. Note: your currently assigned roommate(s) will be informed that you have made your space available for exchange.

Once your space is posted, you can search for other available spaces and make or receive offers to exchange. Any student who has received an offer can accept that offer; however, the exchange is not complete until the student who initiated the offer finalizes the exchange by selecting "Swap" in the application.

Please note that as part of the final room exchange approval process, Residence Life & Housing reserves the right to reverse any improper room exchanges.

Questions? See your Residence Hall Coordinator/Hall Director, or call us at (302) 831-HOME (4663) or email us at reslife-housing@udel.edu.