Residence life is deeply committed to helping all students have a positive experience in the residential communities. Perhaps one of the difficult adjustments that students have in their residential communities is sharing a room/space. We know through years of experience that the most successful roommate pairings are the ones that effectively communicate with each other. We have staff in the residential communities (SRA, AM, RA, HM, CD, GA) that are willing to help students communicate but ultimately the students must talk through any issues. When communication fails, or when changes are needed, we have a process for residents to follow.

Room or residential changes may occur two weeks after each term has begun, on a space available basis. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, changes will not be made prior to this time. All persons involved in a room change must be aware of the circumstances and understand the steps. If you are having difficulties in your current room, contact a residence life staff member, within your respective neighborhood. Roommates are required to participate in a mediation facilitated by a residence life team member before a room change will be considered. Please be aware that there are usually limited spaces open on campus.

For apartment residents only: If you remain an enrolled student and wish to cancel your lease (for your current space) and move to a new space, you, the resident, will have to find another tenant (meeting certain criteria) to fill the spot or you will be obligated to pay for the space until filled. The replacement for your space must be an enrolled Elon student. Station and Park Place neighborhhods are for juniors and seniors only. First-year students are not permitted to live in on-campus apartment spaces.

For students in living-learning communities: Because you have agreed to stay in the community and be involved for the entire academic year, you are not permitted to move out of the LLC unless there are extenuating circumstances.

  • Room Freeze: First two weeks of the term

Please note that while we prepare for the arrival of new incoming students for winter and spring terms, we will not be able to accommodate room changes.

If you have questions, please contact your neighborhood office.