Room Changes and Swaps-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Room Changes and Swaps

The Room Change Waitlist process is officially open for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Upper-class students who applied for the room change waitlist following Room Selection 2016 or over the summer do not need to reapply - your application will carry on to the academic year waitlist.

Please keep in mind a few things:

  • Room change offers are made to the next person on the waitlist for that particular building and room type
  • There is limited availability of available spaces, particularly early in the fall semester; please be aware that room change offers will come slowly
  • First-year residents are limited to only requesting first-year buildings; upper-class residents are limited to only requesting upper-class buildings
  • The waitlist for single room tends to be an extremely long with a very small number of single rooms opening up - it is not unusual for a student wanting on single rooms to be on the waitlist for the entire academic year without a room change offer


Click here to access the 2016-2017 Room Change Waitlist Form.

Frequently Asked Questions about Room Changes and Swaps

How does the room change process work?

I've accepted a room change offer - now what?

When can I expect to receive an offer for a room change?

I know someone that wants to swap rooms with me - Can I request a room swap?

I just selected a room for next year through Room Selection - can I request a room change for a different space?

I'm a new incoming first-year student - can I request a room change prior to coming to campus?