When two people begin to room together, they often need some time to adjust to their differing expectations about living together. Roommates are encouraged to complete a roommate agreement and spend some time negotiating room expectations. If a resident determines that his/her living situation is not working, written consent from Residence Life must be granted prior to anyone moving. Requests for room changes are accepted one week after the first day of classes in the fall and continue through the spring. Changes are typically approved on a first-come, first-served basis, but may be made based on the individual circumstances involved. Once a change has been granted, students should complete the move within 48 hours. For more information also see the Housing Contract Room Changes and Checking out of a Room.