vacancy in your room for spring-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Roommate is Leaving / Vacancy in your room for spring semester

Any resident whose roommate is leaving university housing (due to graduation, study abroad/co-op, leave of absence or withdrawal) may pull-in a roommate of their choice provided that all of the below criteria are met: 

  1. The resident leaving the room is approved to be released from his/his spring contract
  2. The selected new roommate (the pull-in) currently lives in campus housing
  3.  and, the roommate being pulled in moves all belongings into their new assignment prior to 12 pm on December 20, 2016.

Residents interested in this option should contact the room assignments staff as soon as possible with their name, room, the name of the roommate leaving, their reason for leaving, and the name and assignment of the person they wish to pull in.

Requests received after, or moves that can not be completed before, December 20, 2016, will not be granted.

Residents remaining in rooms with vacancies should expect that a new resident will be assigned over the break and move in on January 13, 2017. Residents are required to keep the vacant set of furniture completely free of personal belongings.  Residents whose belongings are spread out throughout the room, which prohibit Housing Services from being able to assign a new roommate to the vacancy, will be held financially responsible for the full cost of the vacancy.  The remaining resident(s) should also anticipate an inspection for damages to be completed over the break period.

If a resident with a vacancy in their room knows of someone coming back to housing for the Spring 2017 semester and would like to request them as a roommate, please email with the name and Andrew ID of the person that you think is returning.  These requests are not guaranteed but we will evaluate each request individually and work with the students involved. 

Please be sure to visit Leaving for Winter Break for further instructions on how to appropriately leave your space for the break periods.