Chatham University

Room Assignment Policies and Options

Room Change Policy & Procedures

Residents who want to change their housing assignment must have already met with their RA in order for the request to be considered. In the case of a roommate conflict, the RA and/or GRD will require mediation before a room change will be considered. For upperclass students, room changes are offered two weeks after the beginning of each semester and ends on October 1st for the Fall semester and February 1st for the Spring semester. First year students will have the option to change room assignments only once during the first two weeks of the Spring semester. The Office of Residence Life and Student Activities – Student Affairs reserves the right to move students as necessary. If a student loses a roommate during the year, Residence Life reserves the right to assign another student to that space without prior notification. The University also has the right to relocate students at any time for any reason.

Summer Housing Assignments

Applications for summer housing are made available in late February/early March. A limited number of spaces are available in Laughlin House for Chatham students during the summer. Degree-seeking, full-time Chatham students who meet the following criteria qualify for summer housing:

  • Enrollment in summer classes (including internships) at Chatham or one of the PCHE institutions during one or both of the summer sessions. Chatham credit must be received.
  • Working a summer job on Chatham's campus during the summer months. Students will need to specify the department for which they will work in their application.
  • Being an international student unable to go home over the summer and without alternative housing available.

Summer Housing residents move directly from spring into summer housing after the residence halls close following the spring term and move from summer into fall housing during a pre-determined moving date in August. Flexibility outside of these moving dates is NOT possible due to the needs of the Office of Facilities Management, Continuing Education, and Residence Life in May and August.