A/O Shuffling: The Process
Students living in an additional occupancy room or swing space often wonder
when this situation will change. In previous years we were able to offer all
students in additional occupancy rooms and swing spaces a design space by the
beginning of the spring semester. The 20% additional occupancy room rebate credit
will appear on your by the end of the semester.
The following information should be helpful to you in understanding the A/O Shuffling process:
- How is it done?
- In New Student Housing: A/O Shuffling in new
student housing is done based on the earliest application date in the
room. For example, if some one in your room applied to the University on 4/30/12
and the earliest application date in the additional occupancy room next
door is 5/1/12, your room would be shuffled before theirs. This process
will continue until there are no more involuntary additional occupancy rooms.
- In Upperclass Housing: Upperclass additional
occupancy spaces are shuffled based on the lowest lottery number in the
additional occupancy rooms within their buildings.
- Which person in the room will move? It is left up to the residents of the room to decide. If no decision is made, the student who has the latest
application receipt date in the room will be reassigned.
- What do you need to do? Be patient. An email will be sent to all occupants of the room when it is your turn to be shuffled. The email will have information regarding the available space and how to go about making the move. The additional occupancy rebate credit ends at this point and time.
- When does it happen? Shuffling begins in mid-September
and continues until all additional occupancy rooms have been shuffled.
Historically most rooms are shuffled by the beginning of the spring
- If you wish to remain together in your additional occupancy room, see your
Resident Director or come to the Office of Residence Life and Housing to complete
a voluntary additional occupancy form (all residents of the room must sign
Students living in Additional Occupancy Rooms will need to have open, direct, and respectful discussions when determining which person in the room will move. Living with someone requires ongoing communication. Should you feel that having a Residence Life and Housing staff member initiate, facilitate, or mediate a discussion involving each resident of the room please contact your Resident Assistant, Resident Director or the Office of Residence Life and Housing. Many students living in Additional Occupancy Rooms opt to remain roommates.
Last Modified: September 13, 2012