Spring Assignment Change Options

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Assignment Change Options For Current On-Campus Students

Current on-campus students have several options that they can use to seek an assignment change for spring 2023.  Students are able to use one of the below processes to change their spring housing assignment.  Students who request an appointment and also complete either a swap or a pull in will not receive an appointment for Spring Online Room Selection.

Please note: students who change their housing assignment for spring 2023 are expected to fully check out of their fall assignments by removing their belongings from the space and returning their key to the Residential Service Desk by no later than 10am on December 21st. Students will move into their spring 2023 assignment when halls reopen on February.

Students currently living in Break Housing (North Apartments, Brett, Cashin, Prince, James and Gorman residents approved to stay over breaks) and select into a non-break spaces for spring 2023 are expected to fully check out by 4pm on January 5th.  Students who do not properly check out by the correct time will be reassigned to their fall assignment.

Spring Pull-In

Spring Pull-In Form

November 14 - December 1 at 5:00pm, 4:00pm December 9 -  December 14

Residents with a confirmed vacancy in their room/apartment may pull in another fall on-campus resident into their space for spring 2023.  A confirmed vacancy exists if you have a vacant space in your room/apartment at the end of fall semester, your fall roommate has cancelled for spring 2023 or your fall roommate has been pulled into another space for spring 2023.  All students participating in the pull-in will complete the online form from November 14th through December 1st at 5:00pm.  Please note that the student who is being pulled in is expected to fully check out by removing their belongings from their fall assignment and turning in their key to the Residential Service Desk prior to halls closing.  Students will be able to move in to their new assignment when halls open for spring semester.

Students with a vacancy after spring room selection ends on December 9th will have another opportunity to pull students into their space.  After spring room selection, Spring Pull-In is available to any on-campus student with a vacancy, and they are able to Pull-In any currently active student.  Please note that the student who is being pulled in is expected to fully check out by removing their belongings from their fall assignment and turning in their key to the Residential Service Desk prior to halls closing if they hold a fall housing assignment.  Students will be able to move in to their new assignment when halls open for spring semester.

Important: Spring Roommate Pull-In is offered to allow residents who have a confirmed vacancy to choose their roommate for the spring semester.  Residents should only pull in a roommate if they plan to remain in their assignment for spring semester. Residents who pull-in another student and later cancel their assignment co-opt the priority system we use for assignment changes.  Based on this, Residential Life will void any roommate pull-in where a participant has cancelled and return the pulled in student to their original fall assignment.

Spring Swap

November 14 - December 1

Students can use the Room Swap process to exchange like assignments (ex. shared room to shared room, single to a single within the same hall, apartment to apartment).  Students who are interested in swapping can complete the process from November 14th through December 1st.  This process is completed in SPIRE under Main Menu>Residential Life>Room Swap.  When a student initiates a swap request, the person they intend to swap with will receive an email.  Once both students have approved the swap, the assignment is automatically updated.  Please note that any student who completes a swap is expected to fully check out by removing their belongings from their fall assignment and turning in their key to the Residential Service Desk prior to halls closing.  Students will be able to move in to their new assignment when halls open for spring semester.

Please Note: Students in Economy Triples are able to swap with students who in shared rooms.  If your swap includes an Economy Triple, please contact the Residential Life Assignments office for more information on how to complete your assignment change.

Spring Online Room Selection

Appointment Request: November 4 - November 29
Appointment Post: December 1 by 3:00pm
Room Selection: December 2 - December 9 at 4:00pm

Students are able to select from available vacancies across campus for spring 2023 using spring Online Room Selection.  Students can request an appointment in SPIRE from Friday, November 4th through Tuesday, November 29th.  Appointments will post for all on time requests on December 1st by 3:00pm and Room Selection will take place from December 2nd through December 9th. 

Students who select a new assignment for spring semester will be expected to fully check out of their space by removing their belongings and returning their key to the Residential Service Desk before halls close for fall semester on December 21st at 10am.  Students who do not properly check out of their assignment will be reassigned to their original fall 2022 space.  Students will check in to their spring assignment when halls open on February 5, 2023.  For useful tips and hints, we encourage students to review our Online Room Selection Video Tutorials or to contact our office.

Current Students without an Assignment

Unassigned students, including students who are readmitting for spring 2023, who are interested in securing an on campus assignment for spring 2023 can use Spring Online Room Selection.

Spring Online Room Selection

Appointment Request: November 4 - November 29
Appointment Post: December 1 by 3:00pm
Room Selection: December 2 - December 9 at 4:00pm

Students are able to select from available vacancies across campus for spring 2023 using spring Online Room Selection.  Students can request an appointment in SPIRE from Friday, November 4th through Tuesday, November 29th.  Appointments will post for all on time requests on December 1st by 3:00pm and Room Selection will take place from December 2nd through December 9th.  Students will check in to their spring assignment when halls open on February 5, 2023.  For useful tips and hints, we encourage students to review our Online Room Selection Video Tutorials or to contact our office. 

Late Unassigned Spring Room Selection

Appointment Request: December 9 - January 2, 2023
Appointment Post: January 4 by 3:00pm
Room Selection: January 5 - January 9 at 4:00pm

Students are able to select from available vacancies across campus for spring 2023 using spring Online Room Selection.  Students can request an appointment in SPIRE from Wednesday, December 1st through Monday, January 2nd.  Appointments will post for all on time requests on January 4th by 3:00pm and Room Selection will take place from January 4th through January 9th.  Students will check in to their spring assignment when halls open on February 5, 2023.  For useful tips and hints, we encourage students to review our Online Room Selection Video Tutorials or to contact our office. 

Current students who properly checked out of their assignment by removing their belongings from their room and who returned their key to the Residential Service Desk prior to halls closing on December 21st can also complete the Late Unassigned Spring Room Selection appointment form to request an appointment for this process.  This form will be available and linked here starting on December 22nd.  Students who do not complete a proper check out by removing their belongings and returning their key to the Residential Service Desk by December 21st are not eligible for this process.

Current Students on Co-Op and Internship in the Boston Area

Students participating in a Co-Op or Internship in the Newton/Boston area can apply to live on-campus at Mt. Ida at Umass.  Application information can be found here.  Students will be able to select from available spaces on campus using Online Room Selection. 

Room Selection Resources

Video Tutorials
Walkthrough every step of the room selection process, from signing your residence hall contract and submitting your profile to selecting your housing assignment!

Room Selection Priority
Learn how to interpret your room selection priority listed in SPIRE.

Residence Halls
View the different areas of campus through 360 degree tours, floor plans and discover community features.

Cancellation Information
Review the Cancellation Fee Schedule in case you are considering cancelling your spring 2023 assignment.