Room Changes & Swaps

Room Changes & Swaps

Room Change/Swap Requests

All Room Change Processes are closed for Spring 2024.


How to complete an Online Waitlist /Room Change Request:

How to join a waitlist (NOT room swap request)

  • Log into
  • Click “Room Selection/Roommate Matching”
  • Select “Room Change Request”
  • Select the waitlist you would like to be on and add comments
  • Click submit
  • View current position on the waitlist

How to interpret your waiting list number

If your priority is 10, this means there are 9 people ahead of you on the waitlist for the same housing preference(s).


How to complete an online Room Swap:

  • Log into
  • Click on “Housing Applications & Forms (select term)” on the top menu in MyHousing
  • Complete the application
  • The person you want to swap with must also complete this form or it will be denied
  • Housing staff will complete the swap once both requests are submitted and notify you of your completed room swap via your Rowan email address.


How to complete an online Room Change: 

  • Log into
  • Once in MyHousing on the main page under “room selection” you will see you are eligible for “Room Change – Upperclass or Room Change – New Student
  • Click on “Select a room/suite”
  • View vacancies using the hall or gender of room feature.  If you do not use the gender filter you may or may not have a direct roommate of the opposite gender.
  • Once you find a room you want, click “I agree – submit my room selection”
  • You will receive a confirmation via email that your room selection process is complete.


Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I change my room but want to go back to my original room?

Room changes are happening in real time. If you select a room and are not happy with it, log back into the room change process and see if your original space is still available. If so, you can select it. If it is not, it means that someone else has logged in and selected your former space. If this happens, unfortunately, the housing office will be unable to remove the new student from your former space. Please make sure before you change your room, that you are sure you want the room changed!

What if I want a room change after the online process closes?

Once the online process closes, room changes will only be made for emergent situations. Contact your Community Assistant or Director to discuss your concern/situation.

What is a Room Swap?

A room swap is a change in which you and another person are "swapping" rooms. In the event you are submitting a room swap request, both students must submit a room swap request via the directions below. Residential Learning and University Housing will be unable to process the swap request until both parties have submitted the appropriate form.

Is a Room Swap the same as Roommate Matching?

No. Roommate Matching is when you and another student request and agree to be in the same room/apartment. 

What if I don't have someone to swap with but still want to change my room?

In order to complete the swap, another student must be involved in the process. You cannot "swap" into vacant spaces as that is considered a Room Change. You will need to join the waitlist once it opens if the Room Change process has ended. 

Can I cancel my request?

Yes. Waitlist requests can be canceled at any time by revisiting the application in the MyHousing portal and clicking the minus symbol. To cancel your Room Swap form, you must reach out to

By completing these forms, am I guaranteed a room change?

No. Our office receives a large quantity of room change/room swap requests daily. Room change requests are reviewed regularly throughout each semester and are offered to students who have requested a room change based on their position on the waitlist and the availability of spaces we have to offer.

Please note: Not all room change requests will be approved due to lack of availability and the large number of requests received within an academic year.

If we are able to meet your request and we have a room available to offer you, you will receive an email to your Rowan email address informing you of this information as well as the hall/room location you can accept to be re-assigned to.

You must set up an appointment and respond to the Department of Residential Learning and University Housing by the date listed in the email. Your room change will be unable to occur if you fail to respond by the date indicated in the email and/or if you fail to schedule an appointment within the allotted time given.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (856) 256-4266 Ext. 1 or email us at