At UB, we will work with you to try and accommodate requests to change your housing assignment. However, these changes may take time, and are not always possible due to room availability and other considerations.
If you are looking to change your assignment prior to your arrival on campus, you may do so during the Open Room Change Period by logging in to the Housing Portal. Students will be notified by email when room changes processes become available.
Assignment changes are accommodated on space availability and eligibility requirements. Assignment changes are final; it is not possible to be returned to your original assignment after a change has been made.
Many issues can be resolved by talking about concerns as they arise and by setting reasonable expectations for living together. If you and your roommates are still having challenges, talk to your resident advisor or community assistant, who can help you resolve roommate issues. Learn More: Roommate Relations
If you would like to change your housing assignment, you must meet with the hall/complex director from your residence hall or apartment to talk about why you want to switch rooms. Efforts to resolve the concern, such as roommate mediation, will be explored before a decision is made on a move. If your request is approved, your hall/complex director will provide additional instructions, including a timeline for the move.
Please note that room changes will only be granted:
This process traditionally takes about a week, but may take more time, especially at the beginning of fall semester. Your residence hall/ complex director can offer more information on space availability, and may be able to expedite a room change if there are extenuating circumstances.
If you switch rooms without following these procedures you will be asked to move back into your assigned room and/or charged with a violation.
A mutually agreed-upon room switch between students will be permitted at the discretion of the Campus Living staff. Students requesting a mutual switch are required to meet with the hall/complex director.
Campus Living reserves all rights regarding the assignment and reassignment of room and apartment accommodations for reasons of health, safety, security or conduct.
Current students looking to room with a new application, should visit our Requesting a New Student as a Roommate page.
During the first couple of weeks of each semester, there is a freeze on room changes while we verify vacancies. For spring 2023, we expect the room freeze to lift by Feb. 10, 2023.