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While all of our residence halls are great places to live, we understand that some students would prefer to live somewhere other than where they are assigned for various reasons. This is why we offer various opportunities for students to request a change once they have received an assignment. Please refer to the time periods listed below and keep the following in mind as you consider requesting a change:
  • You must be assigned before you can request a change.
  • The ability to make a change is dependent upon the order in which your request is received and space availability.
  • If you wish to make a change outside of the periods listed below, please contact our Housing Business Office (pre-move in) or your Community Director (post-move in).

NOTE: Any student requesting a room change understands and agrees they have reviewed the Room Types and Room Cost and will accept any increased cost due to a processed room/assignment change.

FALL ROOM CHANGE REQUEST PERIODS
Before Fall Check-In

6/22/16 (opens @ 9AM) - 6/24/16 (closes @ 9AM)

Visit PAWS and enter the secure area: > Click "Student Services & Financial Aid" > Click "Housing" > Click "Room Change Request"

Log-In to PAWS during this time request a room change. Room change requests will continue to processed until 7/1/16 as spaces become available. Residents whose request was not able to be processed will receive an email on 7/5/16 to confirm this and will be encouraged to participate in the "After Fall Check-In" Room Change Period.

After Fall Check-In

8/29/16 (opens @ 9AM) - 8/31/16 (closes @ 9AM)

Visit PAWS and enter the secure area: > Click "Student Services & Financial Aid" > Click "Housing" > Click "Room Change Request"

Log-In to PAWS during this time request a room change. Room change requests will continue to processed until 11/11/16 as spaces become available. Residents whose request was not able to be processed will receive an email on 11/14/16 to confirm this and will be encouraged to participate in the Spring Room Change Period.

SPRING ROOM CHANGE REQUEST PERIOD

1/23/17 (opens @ 9AM) - 1/24/17 (closes @ 9AM)

Visit southalabama.edu/MyUSAHousing and follow the steps below to participate:
> Login using your Jag number and JagMail password
> Select 'Housing Contract' in the upper left of your screen

If you moved in Fall 2016:
> Select the 'Room Change Request Spring 2017' Contract Term and click the 'Save & Continue' button
> Select 'Save & Continue' on the 'Welcome to My USAHousing' page
> You will then be redirected to the 'Room Change Request' page
> Select 'View Room Types' to see a list of everything available to request
> Select the 1st Room Type you would like to request, then click ‘Request a Room Change’

If this is your 1st semester on campus:
> Select the 'Spring Only 2017' Contract Term and click the 'Save & Continue' button
> Select 'Room Change Request' from your Housing Contract Menu (next to the last step)
> Select 'View Room Types' to see a list of everything available to request 
> Select the 1st Room Type you would like to request, then click ‘Request a Room Change’

  • Click here to REVIEW YOUR STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL 

Room change requests will continue to processed until 1/30/17 as spaces become available. Residents whose request was not able to be processed will receive an email on 1/31/17 to confirm this.

Contact our Housing Business Office with additional questions at (251) 341-4663 (press "0" when the automated system picks up to speak with the next available staff member/M-F, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST).
For many new students, one of the biggest adjustments is sharing a room. The most successful roommates are the ones who effectively communicate with each other. Text messages, sticky notes, emails, Facebook comments, Tweets, etc. do not constitute effective communication. Before you change your room because you and your roommate don't seem compatible, read our Roommate Relationships section and talk to your RA or Community Director.