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:

  1. Cancel an on-campus housing assignment and reside off-campus (requires pre-approval by Housing).
  2. Cancel an off-campus reservation and reside in college housing.
  3. Move from one college room assignment and move to a different one.
Requests to move to a different room

If the Fall semester has not yet commenced, students with confirmed college housing assignments who wish to inquire about a change to a different room should contact David King, Housing Director.

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 will have an opening in their room and wish to request 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 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.

Off-campus commuting

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. Students must also have attended an Off-Campus Living Workshop (held multiple times each semester) in order to be eligible to live off-campus. See Requirements for Commuters.

A student who wishes to move on-campus and cancel an off-campus (OCL) reservation should contact David King, Housing Director (dking@westmont.edu) to cancel the OCL reservation and inquire about openings in college housing.