Room Change Procedures
Except for a two-week room change freeze at the beginning and end of each semester, students may request a room change at any time. For a smooth change, students should do the following things:
- Discuss your plans with your current roommate.
- Discuss your plans with your Resident Assistant.
- Contact your Area Coordinator to discuss new assignment options.
- Upon approval and issuance of a new assignment, you may move.
Residents who misrepresent the truth, do not prepare their room for a new resident, intimidate assigned occupants or students wishing to move in or otherwise attempt to manipulate the housing assignment process may be subject to student conduct charges.
Getting Help with Roommates
We believe it is important to student development to have a roommate and the opportunity to develop interpersonal communication skills and boundary setting in a residential environment. As such, we encourage students to speak with one another at the beginning of the year to communicate preferences through a Roommate Agreement. If students find themselves in conflict with one another, there is a process in place for mediation. Students should first speak with one another to determine the cause of the conflict and determine areas for compromise. Students are always encouraged to counsel with their resident assistant or head resident on matters related to roommate issues. If resolution is not obtained through conversation and mediation, then further consultation may be made with the Area Coordinator of the area. Sometimes it does become necessary to relocate. When that is the case, the Area Coordinator will communicate relocation logistics via Berry email. Moving rooms prior to an approval could result in judicial action. Room changes are permitted two weeks after classes begin and end two weeks before the end of each semester.