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While all of our residence halls are great places to live, we understand that some students would prefer to live somewhere other than where they are assigned for various reasons. This is why we offer various opportunities for students to request a change once they have received an assignment. Please refer to the time periods listed below and keep the following in mind as you consider requesting a change:
  • You must have an assignment before you can request a change.
  • The ability to make a change is dependent upon space availability and the order in which your request is received.
  • After Move-In: Contact your Community Director if you wish to make a change outside of the periods listed below.

NOTE: Any student requesting a room change understands and agrees they have reviewed the Room Types and Room Cost and will accept any increased cost due to a processed room/assignment change.

FALL ROOM CHANGE REQUEST PERIODS
BEFORE FALL CHECK-IN

Once you have your initial room reservation until 7/2/1 @ 11:59 PM

Follow the steps below to SELECT A DIFFERENT ROOM:
> Login to southalabama.edu/MyUSAHousing
> Select 'Housing Contract' (upper left)
> Select the 'Academic Year 2017-2018' Contract Term (click 'Save & Continue')
> Select 'Room Selection' from your Housing Contract Menu
> Use the 'Room Swap by Detail' or 'Room Swap by Building' features to search for available rooms 

If the room you want is not found when searching, that means the room is not currently available. You may check back as often as you prefer (until 7/2/17) to see what may have recently become available due to cancellations or other room swaps (i.e. once an hour, once a day, once a week, etc.).

NOTE: You can only choose a different room for yourself. You CANNOT bring a roommate with you. If you and a roommate want to switch to a different room together, enough space will have to be available in a room/apartment and you will BOTH need to INDIVIDUALLY RE-ASSIGN yourselves while those spaces are still available.

AFTER FALL CHECK-IN

8/28/17 (opens @ 9 AM) - 8/30/17 (closes @ 9 PM)

Follow the steps below to REQUEST A DIFFERENT ROOM:
>
Login to southalabama.edu/MyUSAHousing
> Select 'Housing Contract' (upper left)
> Select the 'Academic Year 2017-2018' Contract Term (click 'Save & Continue')
> Select 'Room Change Request' from your Housing Contract Menu (next to the last step)
> Select 'View Room Types' to see a list of everything available to request 

MAXIMUM OF 2 ROOM TYPE REQUESTS ALLOWED; each request must be submitted one at a time beginning with the Room Type you want the MOST. Further details available within the Room Change Request area of your contract.

Click here to review a STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL 

Space is extremely limited. Room change requests will continue to processed until 11/1/17 as spaces become available. Residents whose request was not able to be processed will receive notice via JagMail on 11/2/17 to confirm this.

SPRING ROOM CHANGE REQUEST PERIOD

1/22/18 (opens @ 9 AM) - 1/23/18 (closes @ 9 PM)

Follow the steps below to REQUEST A DIFFERENT ROOM:
> Login to southalabama.edu/MyUSAHousing
> Select 'Housing Contract' (upper left)
> Select your current Contract Term ('Academic Year 2017-2018' or 'Spring Only 2018')
> Select 'Room Change Request' from your Housing Contract Menu (next to the last step)
> Select 'View Room Types' to see a list of everything available to request

MAXIMUM OF 2 ROOM TYPE REQUESTS ALLOWED; each request must be submitted one at a time beginning with the Room Type you want the MOST. Further details available within the Room Change Request area of your contract.

Click here to review a STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL 

The Housing Assignments Coordinator will contact you via JagMail as space becomes available. In order to receive a room change, students will be required to meet with the Housing Assignments Coordinator to confirm continued interest based on the type of space available and rate changes (if applicable).

Contact our Housing Business Office with additional questions at (251) 341-4663 - press "0" when the automated system picks up to speak with the next available staff member (M-F, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST).
For many new students, one of the biggest adjustments is sharing a room. The most successful roommates are the ones who effectively communicate with each other. Text messages, sticky notes, emails, Facebook comments, Tweets, etc. do not constitute effective communication. Before you change your room because you and your roommate don't seem compatible, read our Roommate Relationships section and talk to your RA or Community Director.