Assignment Changes

The following information is excerpted from the Policy Handbook for Residence Halls and On-Campus Apartments

CHECK-IN, CHECK-OUT, AND ASSIGNMENT CHANGES – You are responsible for following all check-in, check-out and assignment change procedures.
  1. Check-In – Failure to follow check-in procedures will result in a $50 administrative charge.
  2. Check-Out – Failure to follow check-out procedures and/or failure to check-out by the assigned deadline will result in continued accrual of housing and dining fees, a $50 improper check-out charge, lock change charges and/ or cleaning and maintenance charges.
    1. Lock Change and Key Replacement Costs - All keys issued to you must be returned at the time of check-out. Failure to do so will result in charges for lock change and replacement keys.
  3. Assignment Changes
    1. Occupying more than one room/apartment, except while in the process of conducting an assignment change is prohibited.
    2. Under no circumstances will the DOR move one resident based on the request of another.
    3. For changes initiated during the semester, once a new assignment has been selected, the resident must wait until 12:00 noon the following day before they are able to obtain keys to the new space. This provides an adequate amount of time for new roommates to be notified (via email) of the pending change.
      1. Residents will have 72 hours to complete the change. Failure to complete an assignment change within 72 hours will result in release of the reservation.
    4. For changes initiated for a future semester, check-in / out information and deadlines will be communicated via email and/or AccessPlus (A+), https://accessplus.iastate.edu/, by the DOR. Failure to follow these instructions may result in release of the reservation and administrative charges.
    5. Within suites or apartments, bedroom changes must be initiated using A+. You must maintain possession of the keys to your assignment.
Time Frame
Available Options

Fall 2015 Assignment Change Timeline

Recontracting –
March 1
Continuing Students can select / change their assignment for the next year in A+. This option ends March 1. Visit our Recontracting section for more information. Continuing students who contract after March 1 ARE NOT guaranteed housing for fall 2015.
March 2 –
June 4
Changes are not available so we can make New Student assignments.
June 5 -
July 12
Thursday-Sunday any residents can change their fall assignment in A+.
Changes are not available Monday - Wednesday so we can make New Student assignments.
July 13 - Sept. 8 Changes are not available so we can finish making New Student assignments and prepare for move-in. After move-in, changes are not available for the first two weeks of classes so we can get everyone moved-in and verify occupancy.
Sept. 9 - 13 Roommate pull-in begins in A+. Students with vacancies in their room/apartment can move roommates of their choice in the vacancies. Please note: This option will continue beyond the dates listed at left, but this is the only time this semester that this process is exclusive to residents with room/apartment vacancies.

Sept. 14 - Nov. 29

A+ is open for all students to see and select from all available vacancies for which they are eligible.