Bedroom in Carlyle Court

If you are interested in requesting a change to your academic year room assignment, there are different options to review based on your needs and the time of year. The room change request form can be accessed by logging into the housing portal via the Housing Forms card in NYU Home. Our ability to accommodate room change requests is based on availability, which is often limited by high on-campus occupancy levels and limited vacancies. 

If you are living on-campus during the summer and are requesting a change to your summer room assignment, please review the Summer Housing information.  

Request Type Description Status
Bed for Bed Exchange Forum Allows residents to swap bed spaces with one another. Particularly useful for residents who want to live with a specific roommate. Closed for Spring 2024.

Opens April 22 for Fall 2024.
Room Change Request
Allows residents to request a different room type or residence hall.  Closed for Spring 2024.

Open for Fall 2024.
End of Semester Room Change Request Allows Fall residents to request a change to a specific bed space beginning in the Spring semester if they know that the existing resident of this space has been approved to cancel their Spring housing. Closed

Bed for Bed Exchange Forum

This process provides residents with a forum to “swap” spaces with one another. By checking the box within the Bed-for-Bed Room Exchange section of the housing portal, you authorize the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services to share your contact information (email address, building location and type of room accommodation) with all other students interested in considering a bed-for-bed room change. 

Once you opt into the forum, you will be able to search for an exchange online through the Housing Portal based upon your gender preference and classification. To opt into or out of the process, you can check or uncheck the box within the Bed-for-Bed Room Exchange section of the Housing Portal at any time. Only those students who have opted into the process will be able to use the online search tool to search for participating rooms.

The forum can be accessed by all residents by logging into the housing portal via the Housing Forms card in NYU Home. 

Bed-for-Bed Exchange Instructions (PDF: 168KB)

Room Change Request

Students can use the form to rank preferences for buildings and room types in which they are interested if vacancies arise. 

Housing rates vary by both building and room type. Some buildings may also require enrollment in a meal plan. Please be sure to review housing rates in advance of accepting a room change offer.

Requests Submitted During the Academic Year:

During the academic year, requests are reviewed at the beginning of each week.  If one of your assignment preferences is available, we will send you an offer for you to either accept or reject. The only reason we would not accommodate a room change request would be if there was no vacancy that matched your list of preferences.  Students can always revisit their room change requests in the housing portal to add or remove building preferences for additional consideration.

Requests Submitted During the Summer:

During the summer, room change requests for the upcoming academic year are reviewed regularly. If a change is possible, it will be completed automatically based on the preferences provided on the form. You will not have an option to accept or decline the change, so you should only list options that you definitely prefer over your current assignment. If roommates wish to be reassigned together, each person must submit their own request which lists all other preferred roommates. We will be in contact with you if your room change can be accommodated.

The only reason we would not accommodate a room change request would be if there was no vacancy that matched your list of preferences.  If we have the vacant space available, we will gladly accommodate as many requests as possible.  It is also worth noting that private rooms consist of less than 3% of our inventory.  Over 97% of rooms are shared, which means that the likelihood of being able to accommodate a room change to a private room is very small.

End of Semester Room Change Request

If you know another resident who has officially cancelled their Spring 2025 housing and you would like to be considered for a room change into to the space they will be vacating, you can submit an end of semester room change request in the housing portal. If the outgoing resident accepts your request, it will be reviewed by the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services. If approved, you must complete your checkout of your Fall 2024 assignment on or before Noon, December 20, 2024.

The incoming resident must submit the request and the outgoing resident must approve it in the housing portal between November 1st and November 25, 2024. Late requests cannot be reviewed, as anticipated vacancies will be reassigned to residents in Spring Reassignment spaces during the first week of December.