Once housing assignments are made for a term, changes to those
assignments may not be made until after the formal waiting period (10
days after the start of the semester).
After the formal waiting period, students may request a room
change/switch by contacting their RA or the Office of Residence Life.
Room changes may not occur after the 12th week of each term.
Room changes are granted when the environment in which a student in
living is not conducive to their academic success, or if the environment
presents a threat to the student's well being. Room changes are not
granted based upon race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or creed.
Students are encouraged to approach conflict and attempt to solve
issues they may have with their roommates. RAs may suggest that students
complete a roommate contract before considering a request to move.
Students are reminded that once a move is made they may not return to
their previous room. It is important to weigh the advantages and
disadvantages of moving to a new environment prior to requesting a room
Room switches, also called "buddy switches", may occur between the
end of the formal waiting period and the fifth week of the semester.
"Buddy switches" are initiated by a group of four or more students who
are interested in switches places. All "buddy switches" must be
authorized by the Office of Residence Life. Please contact the Office of
Residence Life at 217-362-6410 to begin the "buddy switch" process.
CONSOLIDATION/ SINGLE ROOM OPTION
When students arrive on campus, it is possible that while they are
assigned to a double occupancy room, their roommate may not show up or
may leave the institution shortly after the start of the semester. In
these cases, students will be sent a formal consolidation letter
outlining two housing options.
Option 1: Consolidation
Students may choose to be moved into another double occupancy room or to be assigned a new roommate.
Option 2: Single Room Option
Students may choose to pay a higher rate to ensure that their room remains a single room for the remainder of the term.
*At no time will a student be permitted to live in a double occupancy
room without a roommate while paying a double occupancy rate.