Bao Nguyen, The University of Texas Austin Noodle Brand Ambassador
I think it’s important to have a talk at the beginning after you two move in. Just clearly state what you expect of them and they can do the same for you. This way, you guys have set straight everything upfront and will help prevent conflicts in the future. If there happens to be conflicts somewhere along the way, it’s important to talk about them. Come up with solutions and make it happen. If all else fails, you can fill out a room change request on your My Housing page. Students are able to indicate hall and roommate preferences for their room change. Once the request is received, a Hall Coordinator may contact the student to talk over the reasons behind their request. The HC will then either approve or deny the request. The HC will also indicate to the Housing Reservations staff if the room change is an urgent need. If the request is approved, it will be forwarded to Housing Reservations where it will be handled based on housing application date order. If the request has been labeled as an urgent need, Housing Reservations will attempt to make the room change as soon as possible. When a vacancy is available, the student is notified. Some room changes are able to happen within the week of them being requested. Others may take all semester. It depends on the availability of the hall and room type that the student is requesting.