Students seeking a room change have a few different options. If you are currently on campus and would like a room change for the following term, go to DartHub, Housing StarPortal and fill out the relevant term's housing application by the appropriate deadline, making sure to indicate on the application you are requesting a room change. You can request a change only if the room type you request is available or you can select you want a room change no matter what. Requests are reviewed, along with all regular applications, by priority number.
Assignments for winter and spring terms will be available on DartHub, Housing StarPortal. You will receive an email when your assignment is available. If you indicated you only want a change if the room type you select is available and we could not grant your request, you will remain in your current room.
When to Seek a Room Change
If you apply for room changes between terms, you will be able to check if your room change is approved online at the same time all new assignments are posted.
Once the term begins, the room change period begins the Monday after the start of classes and lasts for two weeks. If you are looking for a room change after the term starts you should contact the Assistant Director of your community. The Assistant Director will work with the Housing Office to determine where any vacancies may exist.
Students can also request a room swap, which is a person-for-person room change that occurs during the first few weeks of a term (the deadline is the housing application deadline for the following term). For a room swap to be approved, one of the students swapping spaces must email Residential.Life@dartmouth.edu and copy all impacted students, indicating who is trading rooms with whom. Once approved, all involved will receive a confirmation email.