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 23 Email sent to students living in residence halls about the room swap process
Friday, September 23 Room swap application opens at 10 a.m.
Thursday, September 29 Room swap application closes at noon
Friday, September 30 Housing and Residence Life begins review of room swap applications
Tuesday, October 4 Students notified via email of room swap application approval/denial.
Wednesday, October 5 Students approved for a room swap must accept offer by noon
Friday, October 7 Room swap check-in starts at 10 a.m., please pick up key no later than 3 p.m.
Monday, October 10 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

What is room buy-out?

Students with a vacant space in their room may request to buy out the vacancy. This will ensure you will not be assigned a roommate for the remainder of the year. The total room charge will be increased by 150 percent. Your fall housing charge will be prorated as a single room starting October 7. Please note that the additional set of furniture in your room must remain in your room. Students interested in this option should select Option 1 in the room swap form.

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?

If your request to move is approved, you must be available to pick up your new room key from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2022 and complete your move to your new assignment by Monday, October 10, 2022.

My friend doesn't have a roommate right now. How do I make sure I can move to his/her room?

Please select Option 2 on the application. You will need to indicate your friend's building and room number on your application. The student with the vacancy must also complete the room swap application and select Option 2.

I know someone who wants to switch rooms with me. How do I apply?

Please select Option 3 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 3 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.

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