Room assignments will be made for all new students who have submitted their Matriculation Fee and Community Living Agreement.
Residents are required to check into and check-out of their room, house or apartment by completing a Room Inventory with a member of the residence life staff. The Room Inventory will become the basis for the assessment of charges due to damage or loss. If the student fails to complete and return the Room Inventory, it will be assumed that the space was in acceptable condition and fully equipped with furniture and furnishings. It is the resident's responsibility to ensure that the Room Inventory is an accurate reflection of the condition of the space.
Students must officially check in no later than 5 p.m. on the first day of classes in order to maintain their room assignment.
There is a freeze on room changes during the first two weeks of Fall and Winter terms. Residence Hall room changes are permitted the two weekends following the room freeze of each term. Students must complete established room change procedures (contact Office of Residence Life) and may not change rooms without proper authorization from a professional staff member. There is a $10 fee for a room change.
The Office of Residence Life maintains a waitlist for new and continuing students' specific room requests until August 1st. After this date the waitlist is dissolved. If necessary, a new waitlist will be formed once residents are allowed to move in the Fall, which is after the two-week room freeze. While every effort will be made to adhere to the order of the waitlist, the order in which students are moved, as well as the rooms to which they are moved is at the discretion of Residence Life staff.
If during the term of occupancy an agreement is terminated with respect to a resident in a multiple occupancy room, the remaining student(s) may be consolidated with a roommate assigned by the college. The college reserves the right to reassign and consolidate residents to other halls or rooms at any time. A resident who is the sole occupant of a double room and chooses not to reserve her/his space as a double-single will be consolidated within her/his same residence hall. Failure to consolidate under directive will result in additional housing charges. The college has the right to use a double room as a single residence in certain cases.
Students who wish to request a specific roommate may do so by indicating the person on the Community Living Agreement or by contacting the Office of Residence Life. Each person must indicate the other person for the assignment to be made. Like room assignments, roommate requests will be honored whenever possible. However, space availability, waiting list priority, and prior assignments may have an impact on the college's ability to honor every roommate request. If roommates discourage or fail to accept the occupancy of an assigned roommate, they will be subject to disciplinary action. If residents fail to make room for new occupants, staff may consolidate or pack possessions and assess charges.
The college has the right of entry to any room by authorized representatives for the purpose of establishment of order, repairs, maintenance, inventory correction, extermination, cleaning, elimination of conditions of annoyance, or in case of emergency or other reasonable purposes. Students may not deny access to college personnel attempting to exercise the college's rights or to perform the college's obligations.
In some rare cases, irreconcilable differences with roommates are unable to be resolved through facilitated moderation and discussion. In these instances, the college will step in and administratively reassign some or all of the residents involved.
The College reserves the right to reconfigure housing room assignments.