Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Room Changes

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 change.


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.


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.

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL