In the event that a roommate leaves a college housing unit, the remaining student(s) should expect another occupant to be assigned, unless the remaining student(s) can fill the vacancy with a roommate of his/her choice.
When a vacancy occurs in a residence hall room, suite, apartment, or small housing unit, any student still living in that space has the following options:
- The Student Life Office will assign a roommate to fill the vacancy.
- The Student Life Office will assist the student in finding a new roommate to fill the vacancy.
- The student may move to different housing unit to fill an existing vacancy.
The remaining student(s) should refrain from using the vacated bed and furniture. Failure to comply with this policy could result in disciplinary action and referral to the Student Conduct process.
If a new roommate or housemate is discouraged from living in the residence hall room, suite, apartment, or small housing unit because of unwelcoming negativity, harassment, abuse, messiness, noise, etc., the original roommate(s) may be reassigned in campus housing at the discretion of the Student Life Office and/or may face disciplinary action through the Student Conduct process.
In instance where the Student Life Office assigns new roommates or housemates to fill vacancies, every effort will be made to provide students already living in that space notification 48 hour in advance. In some urgent cases, advance notice may not be possible.
If residence hall space is available, and students would like to maintain a non-single room at reduced occupancy, they must sign an agreement to pay an additional housing fee. This will be approved at the discretion of the Student Life Office and will not always be a living option.
Last Revision 7/20/2017