Wayne State College

Housing Rules and Regulations

Room Consolidation

The Office of Residence Life reserves the right to consolidate students together and reassign students as necessary to optimize the utilization of vacancies/rooms on campus.

Room Utilization Policy

Students are assigned accommodations assuming maximum occupancy of rooms unless alternative arrangements are made. If a vacancy occurs in a room due to a roommate not reporting to on campus housing, a roommate moving out, or the withdrawal of one of the residents, the remaining resident has the following options:

  • Self identify another student to be a new roommate and request a room change.
  • Allow the Office of Residence Life to assign a new resident to the room or agree to move to another room that has only one occupant.
  • Buy-out the room at the premium room rate: The additional charge will be prorated for the number of days remaining in the semester based on move date. Furniture will remain in the room and will not be removed with the buy-out option.

The following guidelines are followed when students are reassigned for the purpose of consolidation:

The Office of Residence Life may require students to be consolidated even if it requires changing floors to conform to the policy.

Students will be allowed to change residence halls and/or to move to private or premium rooms, if available, and only when approved by the Office of Residence Life.

Decisions about who will move to conform to the utilization policy will be determined by either mutual agreement between the students involved, or cumulative credit hours. In the event of a tie-breaker application date will be used.

If in the judgment of the hall staff, a legitimate claim is made by a student that being required to conform to this policy will cause a compatibility problem, consolidation may not be required.

Students will NOT be required to change residence halls to consolidate.

Consolidation period begins on Monday of the fifth week of the fall semester and on Monday of the third week of the spring semester. Prior to consolidation, resident students needing roommates are encouraged to be proactive in finding their own roommates.

Students opting to fill their vacancy will be offered assistance by the Office of Residence Life. In cases where reasonable effort has not been made by the remaining resident to find a roommate, move to another room, or accept an assigned roommate, the remaining resident student may be charged the premium room rate.

If any Residence Life staff member receives information that an attempt is being made on the part of the remaining student to discourage, refuse, or intimidate a potential or newly assigned roommate to keep their room as a single it may result in disciplinary action.

Consistent with Wayne State College's commitment to non-discrimination, roommate assignments and changes cannot be made on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age.