University housing is in high demand and we strive to provide as many students as possible with the opportunity to live on-campus. The University routinely identifies vacancies that can be offered to continuing students on waiting lists or new students preparing to join our campus. However, in order to make the best use of space, we first provide current residents with the opportunity to participate in the Room Consolidation process.
Consolidation is the process of reassigning residents from one space into another when specific situations occur, including the following:
- 50% or less occupancy in a bedroom and/or an apartment
- Students assigned to lounges as temporary accommodations
- Administrative needs
Room Consolidation occurs after the 3rd week of the quarter, once assessment of room vacancies is completed, and may continue through winter quarter. Residents in shared rooms (doubles, triples and quads) that qualify for consolidation may be offered different options depending on the circumstances and the needs of the community. Those options may include:
- Move to another room*
- Welcome a roommate(s) moving from another room being consolidated*
- Welcome a roommate(s) assigned by the University
- On a limited basis, students may be permitted to pay an increased rate to ‘buy-out’ the vacant space in order not have an additional roommate assigned. Furniture remains in the room.
*roommate requests will be honored during this process, if possible
Housing staff will work to communicate effectively and timely with you should your room/apartment qualify to be consolidated. In the meantime, if there is a vacant space in your room/apartment, please make sure to leave the space open for a new assignment.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your Housing Coordinator.
Note: The Colleges, Housing and Educational Services (CHES) reserves the right to consolidate vacancies and/or reassign students, if necessary, for the most effective use of housing and community space. Housing/residential staff work with students involved in the consolidation process to help explore options and work towards a quick and amicable resolution.
- Our goal is to keep any roommate pairings together when consolidating spaces, but that is not always possible.
- Students who fail to adhere to the consolidation policy are subject to disciplinary action and/or the appropriate rent charges.
- If any housing/residential staff member receives information that an attempt is being made on the part of a student to discourage, refuse, or intimidate a potential or newly assigned roommate it may result in disciplinary action.
- The University maintains the right to assign or reassign students to any university-sponsored residence space that is available and to initiate adjustments to the room rate based on the actual room accommodation.