Room Swap Process

Residents who wish to change their housing assignment may submit a request via their housing application. Room changes will be made in the order in which they are received and based on availability. 

Fall 2022 Timeline

Date Action
Friday, September 24 Email sent to students living in residence halls about the room swap process
Tuesday, September 28 Room swap application opens at 10 a.m.
Friday, October 1 Room swap application closes at 5 p.m.
Monday, October 4 Housing and Residence Life begins review of room swap applications
Friday, October 8 Students notified via email of room swap application approval/denial.
Sunday, October 10 Students approved for a room swap must accept offer by 5 p.m.
Friday, October 15 Room swap check-in starts at 12 p.m.
Sunday, October 17 Room swap check-out must be completed by 5 p.m.

How Do I Apply For Room Swap?

  1. Log in to your DrexelOne account.
  2. Select the "Campus+Community" tab.
  3. Click on "Housing and Dining"
  4. Select your Housing Application
  5. Click the "Room Swap Interest" tab.
  6. Complete the Room Swap Interest form and select "Submit" to submit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I guaranteed a new space if I fill out an application?
Unfortunately, we can only reassign students based on the spaces that are available. Room changes will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis based on availability.

Will my eBill change?
There are different housing rates for different building and room types. You will experience a change in housing costs if you move to a different building or room type. Housing charges will be pro-rated based on the date you check into your new room.

What if I don't like my new assignment as much as the one I have now?
Once the applications have closed, you may not withdraw or change your request. Please be sure of your decision to move prior to submitting a room swap request.

How much time will I have to complete my move?
Housing and Residence Life will assign students a date during a weekend in mid-October to move. Carts will be provided and students are responsible for moving all belongings within the allotted timeframe.

My friend doesn't have a roommate right now. How do I make sure I can move to his/her room?
Please select OPTION 1 on the application. You will need to indicate your friend's building and room number on your application. Your friend must then email housing@drexel.edu with your name and request to add you as a preferred roommate.

I know someone who wants to switch rooms with me. How do I apply?
Please select OPTION 1 on the application and list the building and room you wish to move to. The person switching with you will also need to apply, select OPTION 1 on their application, and list your room.

Can I move on a different date?
No, moves will only occur during the assigned weekend to coordinate all other room swaps in the process.