Ohio University

Spring Roommate Request Options

There are two options for students seeking out a roommate request for the spring semester outlined below.  Please read both descriptions carefully and select the option that applies to you.  If you have questions, please contact Housing and Residence Life at 740.593.4090 or housing@ohio.edu.  All requests must be submitted prior to December 14 at 11:59PM for consideration.

Students will receive an email from Housing and Residence Life if their request has been cancelled or finalized.  Please note that requests are not considered final until official notification from Housing and Residence Life has been received.

 


Spring Roommate Request

This request should be completed when a student has a vacant space in their spring room and wants to pull a new roommate into the space for spring semester.  This form cannot be used to pull a student into a single space on campus (traditional, renovated, or suite style).

  • Spring Roommate Requests can only be processed if both students complete the form within 5 business days of one another. Each student must still reside in the assigned room marked on the form at the time both forms are received. A swap will not be made if:
    • A student does not have an eligible vacant space in their room,
    • If any information on the form is incorrect, or
    • If the student is not eligible for that space (i.e. honors, application required space, upperclass halls, etc.).
       
  • The form can only be completed by the student wanting to pull another student into their room and the student wanting to fill the vacant spot in the room. Students who complete the form for another student may be subjected to the conduct process. These requests will be denied.
     
  • Any interactions or communications deemed inappropriate may be grounds for a student conduct violation. This includes consistent communication via OHIO email and any other social media sites.
  • Example:
    • Rufus Bobcat lives in a double in Tiffin Hall but does not have a roommate for Spring.  Rufus Bobcat wants to pull their friend Ryan into the space with them.  Both Rufus Bobcat and Ryan complete the Spring Roommate Request form.  The request is reviewed by Housing and Residence Life staff who move Ryan into the same room as Rufus Bobcat, in Tiffin Hall, for spring.  Ryan and Rufus receive a confirmation email from Housing and Residence Life acknowledging their request has been finalized.

Click Here for the Spring Roommate Request form

 


Mutual Room Swap

Mutual Room Swaps are a one for one swap between two students who each have an assigned room. If you are intending on completing multiple swaps, please only initiate one at a time. Any swap forms for multiple swaps will not be processed.

  • Mutual room swaps can only be processed if both students complete the form within 5 business days of one another. Each student must still reside in the assigned room marked on the form at the time both forms are received. A swap will not be made if:
    • A student is no longer within that assigned space,
    • If any information on the form is incorrect, or
    • If the student is not eligible for that space (i.e. honors, application required space, upperclass halls, etc.).
       
  • The form can only be completed by the students mutually participating in the mutual room swap. Students who complete the form for another student may be subjected to the conduct process. These requests will be denied.
     
  • Any interactions or communications deemed inappropriate may be grounds for a student conduct violation. This includes consistent communication via OHIO email and any other social media sites.
  • Example:
    • Rufus Bobcat lives in a double in Tiffin Hall with their roommate Mark.  Rufus wants to be roommates with their friend Ryan who is currently living in Jefferson Hall, but wants to stay in Rufus’s room in Tiffin Hall for spring semester.  Rufus talks with Mark to make sure that Mark is okay with swapping with Ryan.  After Mark agrees, Ryan and Mark both complete the Mutual Roommate Swap form.  This request is reviewed by Housing and Residence Life staff who swap Mark and Ryan’s room assignments.  Ryan is now in Tiffin Hall and Mark is now in Jefferson Hall.  Ryan and Mark receive a confirmation email from Housing and Residence Life acknowledging their request has been finalized.

Click Here for the Spring Mutual Room Swap Request form