Room Changes and Swaps-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Room Changes and Swaps

The Room Change Waitlist process is officially open for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Upper-class students who applied for the room change waitlist following Room Selection 2017 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 2017-2018 Room Change Waitlist Form.

Frequently Asked Questions about Room Changes and Swaps

How does the room change process work?

Will Housing Services show me the new room I've been offered?

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?