Room change process
Finding the right room
Due to COVID-19, room change opportunities are limited and announced on a short-term basis. All residence must complete their two COVID-19 test prior to January 15, 2021.
Room changes and/or Even Room Swaps are not permitted for the first/last week(s) of the fall and spring semesters. Spring 2021 Room Freeze will be between January 8-14. During this Room Freeze time, the Central Office of the Department of Residence Life conducts an inventory of rooms in order to confirm that students have returned and to account for available vacancies.
There are a variety of room change options available to students throughout the year, and the process for requesting a change may differ depending on occupancy levels. At times of high occupancy, room change opportunities may be limited as we may not have spaces available to offer.
Please be aware that by submitting a room change request, you agree to the terms outlined in the approval letter. If you fail to meet these requirements, you may be charged $150.00 if you do not complete your move.
Even swap room change
Step 1: Pick Up Form
Pick up even swap form from the Central Office in the MBS Complex. Forms are also available for download: Even Room Swap Form
Step 2: Complete Form
Fill out a form and ensure all residents involved sign the form.
Step 3: Submit Form
Submit completed form to the Central Office or submit to after-hours drop box next to Central Office door. Forms must be submitted in accordance with the Even Swap Timetable.
Step 4: Email Confirmation
An email will be sent to your preferred email confirming your new room request and instruction of how and when you can move.
Even room change timetable:
Request due date to move the following weekend.
Monday, January 11, 4 p.m.
New room change lottery
Step 1: Access Housing Portal
To Access the online housing room change lottery, click on the Nanook Housing link below and log in using your UA credentials.
Step 2: Click Room Selection
Step 3: Select Available Beds and Confirm Selection
Once you confirm your selection, you will give up your rights to your current bed assignment. Any additional room charges will be applied, and due at this time.
Step 4: Email
Confirmation Auto-generated email will be sent to your preferred email confirming your new room request with instructions of how and when you can move.
Note: You can change your room selection as many times as you would like while the lottery is open. This includes selecting your original room assignment, if still available.
New room lottery timetable
Room change lottery open:
Monday, January 8, 9 a.m. - January 11, 4 p.m.
If you move into an room with no roommate within Cutler, you must select a Super Single (to select a Super Single room you must call the central office Friday or Monday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at 907-474-7247, additional fees will apply) or have someone else move into the other side of the room before the room change lottery closes.
If this does not occur, your room change request will be canceled and you will be required to stay in your current assignment until the next room change lottery.
We want to ensure your living situation is safe, and meets your academic and social needs. If you have roommate concerns or issues and you are not sure how to handle them, please seek out your Resident Assistant. You can also stop by our Central Office, located in the MBS Complex. We are here to help you navigate college life and can offer you a variety of options and resources that will help you to make a well-informed decision.
Resident Assistants Office Hours:
|All Halls RA Office Hours||9:00PM - 10:00PM
24 hours RA coverage on the weekends
|Additional Office Hours:|
Sunday through Wednesday
Thursday through Saturday
7:00PM – 10:00PM
|Nanook Concierge||7:00PM – 5:00AM|