Please read over the guidelines for a room change.  Each step must be completed  in the order listed.  No room change can occur within the first two weeks of the fall and spring semesters, however, the Housing Coordinator may do administrative room changes during these periods. Failure to follow correct room change procedures will result in an improper room change fine.

Office Locations/Phone Numbers

The Residence Life and Housing Office is located in EC Suite 138. The Housing number is 973-408-3681 or  Residence Life is 973-408-3394

Step 1- Room Change Information

The first step in the room change process is determining where you would like to move.  If you already know the hall, room and roommate that you would like to relocate you can complete the online Room Change application. If you do not know where to move please contact the Bob Meade at 973-408-3681 or Various housing options provided based on current vacancies within the residence halls.  You will be given the chance to contact residents with vacancies in their room and, may choose to meet with them to determine compatibility or, you could have the Housing Coordinator determine the best fit for you based on the roommate compatibility questions on the housing application.

Single rooms are offered to students on the Wait List which is prioritized seniors, juniors, etc.

Step 2- Approval Process

Once you complete the Room Change form, located at the bottom of this page, it will be sent to your current Coordinator of Residential Engagement. Your current CRE will then send your request to the new building’s CRE.  Next, it will be sent to the Housing Coordinator for final approval.  The process typically takes two full days to process but may take longer.  Do not move until you have received final approval from the Housing Coordinator.  If you have not heard anything regarding your room change request you may contact the Housing Office or the CRE’s.

The Coordinators of Residential Engagement areas of responsibility are:

Tolley/Brown Nic Mangal,  973-408-3489
Welch/Holloway Makana Agcaoili, 973-408-3405
Foster, Hurst, McClintock, McLendon (Suites) Christopher James, 973-408-3230
Asbury / Hoyt Brittany James, 973-408-3431
Haselton / Eberhardt / Riker / Baldwin (HERB) and Theme Houses Tashir Hampton, 973-408-3444

Step 3- Housing Coordinator Approval

Once the Housing Coordinator  approves of your move an email will be sent to you.  Again, do not move until you receive this email, please stop by Facilities in Pepin during business hours to pick up your key. The Housing Coordinator needs to notify other offices of your move and inform the resident of the room that you are moving in so  they can prepare for your arrival.  Please note, you may have a deadline to complete your move.

Step 4- Roommate Notification

It will be your responsibility to notify your current roommate you are leaving

Step 5- New Key Pick-Up

Once approved by the Housing Coordinator,please stop by Facilities in Pepin during business hours to pick up your key 973-408-3510.

Step 6- Room Condition Form and Key Return

To avoid a charge for improper room change, please complete the final steps of this process.  Make an appointment with the Resident Assistant of the room you have left.  This inspection should occur within 48 hours of when you have moved completely out. The RA will inspect the room and have you sign the Room Condition Report for this room.  It is in your best interest to complete this process so that any subsequent damage to the room will not be charged to you.  The last step is the return of the key to your old room to facilities in the Pepin building (where Public Safety is located).  Again, this is in your best interest in order to avoid a lock change charge.

Note: So as not to disturb your new roommate, move-in must occur between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Step 7- Housing Form

Once you know where you would like to move please fill out this form. Please read the rest of the steps in the process.  

New Room Change Form