Room/Apartment Swaps for
Residence Halls & Northwood I, II and III
University Housing provides a room swap bulletin board on this website. We do not facilitate room swaps in any other way. Swaps are only allowed between U-M enrolled students with signed Housing contracts.
Contract holders may agree to a room swap in the same hall, in two different halls, or, for eligible students, from a residence hall to a Northwood III apartment or vice versa. You cannot “swap” into a vacant space, nor can you swap into a space for which you are not eligible. (Eligibility usually relates to gender or academic year, but could also relate to an academic program or other consideration.)
If the swap results in a change to your housing type, you will be billed (or credited) based on the rate of the space into which you are moving. If you move into a substance-free space, you will have to abide by the substance-free policies.
Due to the differences in the Housing application processes and contracts, Martha Cook residents cannot swap out of their residence.
You may agree with another U-M enrolled student with a signed University Housing contract to swap rooms from April 2 to August 10, provided the swap is handled properly and is formally authorized by University Housing. Swaps requested after August 10 need to wait until fall semester move-in.
- Find a student who would like to trade places with you. To do this, complete an online swap ad. Include info on the type of swap you’re interested in making.
- We will post your ad on the room swap bulletin board for three weeks. If you would like to run your ad for more than three weeks, you will need to resubmit it.
- Review male or female swap ads from others.
- When you find a match, contact the Housing Information Office to learn how best to proceed.