Room Transfer Process
We believe that most roommate problems can be resolved by the two persons involved and, to that end, we do not wish to consider "room changes" before the end of September, unless an error has been made.
We encourage you to allow a one-month period of adjustment. During that time we suggest you go through the following steps to try and work things out:
- Talk to your roommate. It is always best when roommates first speak with each other directly and tactfully, before getting other people involved. More often than not, roommate conflicts stem from a simple misunderstanding.
- Go directly to your roommate. Talk to them about your concerns. Not telling your roommate about your concerns will not solve any issues that are occurring.
- Do not engage in gossip. Gossiping about your roommate or complaining to other hall members will just make the problem worse.
- Address a problem immediately before it becomes a bigger issue. This is the best way to maintain a positive relationship with your roommate.
- Talk to your RA or Advisor only after you have tried addressing the situation with your roommate. Depending on your issues and their severity, your RA or advisor will suggest some reasonable and typical compromises that have often proven effective depending on the situation at hand.
If, after a reasonable trial period, you and your roommate cannot resolve your differences, speak with the Residence Life Coordinator. They will be begin by asking you if you have discussed things with your roommate and have gone to your RA, so make sure you go through the above steps first. If problems persist, a room change may be necessary. There is a $100.00 fee for room changes.
All students who are living in a double room and do not have a roommate will be required to move in with another student or have another student move in with them on Oct 1 (term 1) or Feb 1 (term 2) or at a later date at the discretion of Residence Life Staff.