Fall Change Requests
Types of changes
There are occasions when a student, after being assigned housing for the fall semester, wants to request a different housing assignment for the fall semester:
- Cancel an on-campus housing assignment and reside off-campus.
- Cancel an off-campus reservation and reside in college housing.
- Move from one campus room to a different campus room.
Students who wish to reside off-campus must request this in writing to the Housing Office. Students must obtain written approval to reside off-campus, and the number of students who may reside off-campus is limited by Westmont due to governmental requlation. When the limit is reached the Housing Director wil start a waitlist. See Requirements for Commuters.
A student who wishes to move on-campus and cancel an off-campus reservation should contact David King, Housing Director (firstname.lastname@example.org, 805.565.6036) to inquire about openings.
Requests to move to a different room
Once the Fall semester has commenced, students in college housing should contact their Resident Director (RD) if they wish to inquire about a change to a different room. If the request is to move to a different residence hall, the other RD will be involved as well.
In November, in preparation for Spring semester housing, students iin college housing are surveyed by their Resident Assistant (RA) regarding their Spring housing plans. Residents who wish to request a housing change or a specific roommate for the Spring semester should see Fall-To-Spring for more information. However, if such requests do not fill openings by mutual request, they are much less llikely to be granted. This is because the highest priority for Spring housing is for students returning from Away-Abroad programs during the Fall.
If the Fall semester has not yet commenced, students with confirmed on-campus assignments who wish to inquire about a change to a different room should contact David King, Housing Director.