Residence Life and
West Chester University
202 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383
Below you will find the frequently asked questions regarding room assignments and roommates. Please take the time to check out this section prior to placing a call to our office! We're sure you'll find the answers you're looking for
When am I getting my room assignment?
What do I do if I want to room with someone who is already an on campus resident?
Why did I get assigned to a 24-hour quiet environment?
Can I do a room change if I don't like my roommate?
Room assignments are processed during July. Room assignment and roommate information will be e-mailed to students' WCU e-mail account in late July. Later applicants will be notified of their assignment on a rolling basis as space becomes available.
We gladly honor roommate requests provided the requests are reciprocal, meaning each person needs to request the other person in writing. Both students must send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to request each other as a roommate. Requests must be received no later than June 30, 2016.
Each year we have more requests for standard quiet hours housing than we have standard quiet hours spots. We try to accommodate as many requests for standard quiet hours as possible, but do find that we must assign some students to 24-hour quiet housing.
Students may make room changes during a designated period (the second week) in the beginning of each semester, as well as between semesters, depending on the availability of space in the residence halls and apartments. Some emergency exceptions to this rule are made with the permission of your Resident Director or Graduate Hall Director. If you feel that your situation is an emergency, you must make an appointment to see your RD/GHD to discuss your concerns.
Under normal circumstances you will be expected to wait until this designated period to make a room change. Special procedures for room and hall changes will be explained to you by Residence Life and Housing Services staff. Look for posters in your building explaining the room change procedure.
Room changes without RD/GHD approval are NOT permitted. All room changes need to follow proper procedure and must be conducted during the room change period at the beginning of each semester or between semesters. Any student who changes rooms or apartments without first obtaining the written approval of the Resident Director/Graduate Hall Director will immediately be moved back into the originally assigned room or apartment and may be subject to disciplinary action.