Direct Swaps

Fall 2016
Direct swap period begins: Sunday, September 4, 2016
Direct swap period ends: Thursday, December 1, 2016*
Spring 2017
Direct swap period begins: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Direct swap period ends: Thursday, February 9, 2017*
*The last days pull-ins will be approved. Students must complete their moves and return the key(s) to their old assignments no later than noon on Monday, December 5, 2015 for the Fall 2016 semester; no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2016 for the Spring 2017 semester.

A direct swap occurs when two students “swap” room assignments with each other.

Using the Direct Swap Web Form students interested in swapping rooms with another student can log-in, register their room and the search for other students who are looking to swap. After finding a match, BU Housing will communicate with students that they agree to the swap and then send a confirmation that the swap has been performed.

Students must receive the approval of BU Housing before the swap can take place. Once a direct swap is approved, students have 48 hours to complete the move.

Because of variable residence rates, the residence rate for a new assignment may be more expensive than the present assignment. Students are responsible for payment of the higher rate for the new accommodation as stated in your Residence License Agreement and detailed in the academic year residence and dining plan rate schedule.

Room changes between dormitory-style and apartment-style residences will result in changes in dining plan status. Students assigned to a dormitory-style residence are required to be on a dining plan. Students who change from a dormitory-style to an apartment-style residence will be removed from their dining plan and should contact the Terrier Card Office if they wish to remain on a dining plan.

Students are permitted to direct swap with one another during designated periods during fall and spring semesters.

Direct swaps are not permitted during the Intersession period (between fall and spring semesters) or during the summer for the upcoming academic year.