A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Room Change Policy

*Unless arrangements are made with the Office of Residential Life & Housing during the room selection process, room and roommate assignments are for the academic year.

Reasons for room changes will be considered on an individual basis. Physical and mental health reasons may require additional information from a physician, counselor or psychiatrist. Academic reasons may require additional information from the registrar or Center for Academic Success and Advising (CASA).

Students are expected to resolve conflict with roommates in a Christ - like manner and room changes for roommate issues will not be granted until students have shown significant effort in resolving any issues that are present.

Room switches will not be granted for personality or hall preference related reasons.

Process:

If you are experiencing difficulty due to a physical or mental health reason, contact your RA or RD to initiate next steps.  As stated above, additional information/documentation may be required. 

If you are experiencing conflict with your roommate(s), you should seek guidance from your RA.  Your RA will walk you through a Conflict Resolution Guide in an effort to first resolve the conflict.  Mediation with your RA and/or RD may be a requirement if relational issues with your roommate are motivating the request.  Your RD will determine whether or not a room change will be approved after significant effort has been put forth to resolve any issues. 

If you have additional questions please contact housing@houghton.edu.