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Spring 2021 Room Change and Vacancy Pull-In Information

General Room Change Information For First-Year Students

First-year students may begin requesting room changes on Monday, January 25 at 8AM in the Housing Portal under the Applications menu.  First-year students assigned to Branscomb or Towers will only be permitted to request a room change to their affiliated house on the Ingram Commons.  First-year students assigned to the Ingram Commons will only be permitted to request a change to their house affiliated community within Branscomb and/or Towers.  For example, a first-year student assigned to Towers for the spring 2021 semester with a house affiliation of Hank Ingram will only be considered for available space in Hank Ingram.  A first-year student assigned to Hank Ingram for the spring 2021 semester will only be considered for spaces where Hank Ingram affiliated students reside in Towers.

First-year student room change requests will be processed beginning Wednesday, January 27 through Friday, April 16.

Room change requests are not guaranteed and pending space availability.

General Room Change Information for Upper-Division Students

Upper-division students may begin requesting room changes on Monday, January 25 at 8AM in the Housing Portal under the Applications menu.  Room changes will be processed beginning Monday, February 8 through Friday, April 16.  Prior to Monday, February 8, the Office of Housing and Residential Experience will conduct an inventory of rooms in order to confirm that students have returned and to account for available vacancies.  Room change requests are not guaranteed and pending space availability.

Upper-Division Student Vacancy Pull-In Information

Upper-division students requesting to fill a vacancy in a friend’s group living space (doubles, suites, apartments) should complete the Room Change Request in the Housing Portal beginning Monday, January 25 at 8AM.  Vacancies in Mayfield lodges are not eligible to be filled.  In addition, all current occupants of the group living space must email Josh Miller (joshua.p.miller@vanderbilt.edu) to confirm the student or students requesting to be pulled in.  Once the room change application is received, and all current occupants of the space email Josh Miller to confirm the pull-in request, the change will be processed (including those submitted prior to Monday, January 25).  Changes will be processed through Friday, April 16.

Fall 2020 transfer students are not eligible to fill available vacancies.

For the spring 2021 semester, students in the residential colleges are permitted to fill their vacancies with students from a different residential college.  If the request is processed, and the student switches from one residential college to another, that will now be their assigned residential college and they will not be permitted to return to their previous college in the future.  Students who previously switched colleges via the room change process leading up to or during the Fall 2020 semester are not eligible for an additional college switch.