I. Room Change Policy


At Middlebury College, we base our residential system on the principle of community living. We value the benefits and challenges of learning to live with other people. By interacting with people of different backgrounds and interest, community members form rich relationships. A residential community of roommates, hall mates, and friends prepares students to be involved in local, national, and international communities and to face the challenges of difference in a diverse world.

If students are experiencing a roommate conflict, they are highly encouraged to see their FYC, RA, or CRA before approaching the Commons dean or filling out a room-change request.

For fall mid-semester switches, room-change requests will be considered in mid-October. For end of fall semester switches, room-change requests will be considered in December. For J-term, the deadline for room change requests will be at the end of the first week of classes. For the spring semester, room changes will be considered in mid-February. Requests after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Information about End of Term Room Changes and access to room-change request forms are available on line at http://www.middlebury.edu/studentlife/commons/housing/rm_chng.

If a student is offered a mid-semester room change, he or she has 48 hours to accept or reject the offer. If students have a double as a single for whatever reason, they must find an eligible roommate, or the residential systems coordinator will assign someone to fill the space. It should be emphasized that students will always be encouraged to resolve any conflicts before considering a room change.

Switching rooms and keys or changing residences without authorization may result in disciplinary action.