Room Changes

The 2014-2015 Room Change Application is now available.  If you are interested in a room change, CLICK HERE to complete the application.  If you have any questions, contact the Office of Residential Life at 

Please note that room changes take time and we have limited space to make room changes.  If you are experiencing challenges in your living situation, please follow up with your RA or UA for assistance.


When can I apply for a room change?
We will accept applications starting Monday, May 28, 2014 for those in the classes of 2015, 2016, and 2017.  We will not accept room changes for the class of 2018 until September 11, 2014

How do you decide who gets a room change?
We look at our applicants and our vacancies to see who we are able to assist.  This depends on many factors including the type of vacancy (residence hall vs. apartment), the gender of the space available, as well as what the applicants are requesting.  When we have spaces that can satisfy multiple applicants with similar requests, we will offer a room change based on the order your application was received.

How long will I need to wait for an offer?
This is difficult to say.  As stated above, room changes are dependent on a number of factors.  As a result an offer could come in as little as a few days or could take the entire year.  Due to the unknown time range of offers becoming available, we strongly encourage you to follow up with your RA or UA for assistance if you are experiences challenges in your living situation. 

We cannot guarantee a quick offer, but you can increase your changes of getting a quicker offer by keeping your request simple.  The more specific the request, the harder it is to fill.

I am a first-year student.  Can I request a single or an apartment
Please know that first year students typically live in double and triple rooms.  We may offer you a single room but this is typically only after we have offered single rooms to all sophomore, junior, and senior requests. 

First year students are not eligible to live in the apartments.

If I accept a room change, how do I manage the move?
If you accept a room change, you have 48 hours to move to your new assignment.  You will need to come to the Office of Residential Life to complete paperwork and to have your ID card encoded.  You are responsible for moving your belongings.

There is a vacant room on my floor.  How can I move in?
Maybe, but not without applying for a room change first.  There are vacancies throughout campus for a variety of reasons.  We plan to offer these vacancies to students on the room change list.  If you wish to move into this space you can fill out a room change application though there is no guarantee that you will be able to secure that space as there may be other students already on the list who's request can be satisfied by this space. 

I applied for a room change last semester.  Do I need to apply again?

No.  We still have your application and will offer you a room change when we have a vacancy available.

How will I know if I get a room change?

We will contact you via Skidmore email to make an offer.

If I receive an offer do I have to take it?
No.  You may always choose to decline a room change offer.  However, if you decline an offer your application will be moved to the end of the list, so it may be a while before we are able to make another offer.