Change Your Room Selection in the Housing and Dining Portal

Last modified 9/27/2023

Use the “Room Swap” if you need to change your room and/or building selection in the Housing & Dining Application portal.

Before You Begin

If you need to change your room selection on your housing application, you can do so using the “Room Swap” page in the Housing & Dining Application portal.

Change Room and Building

The Room Swap page will allow you to not only change rooms, but it will also allow you to pick a new room in a different building if desired. However, you will be limited to buildings covered by your housing contract. For example, if you have signed up to live in one residence hall, you can use Room Swap to pick a room in a different residence hall (but you would not be able to pick a room in Cardinal Court because that location is not part of the residence hall housing contract).

If you are interested in transferring dorms during the semester, contact the Housing department at (309) 438-8611 and speak to an Assignments professional. They will be able to assist you in working through the process.

Using Room Swap

To use the Room Swap page in the Housing & Dining Application portal to change your selected room, do the following:

  1. Go to and press the Enter Housing/Dining Portal link.
  2. Log in with your ULID and password.

2a. If you have problems logging in, you can regain access to your account by completing the account recovery process.

2b. Note that only students who have been accepted to the University can log in to this website.

  1. Select the Housing & Dining Application link at the top of the page.
  2. On the Select Term page, select your existing application and click Save & Continue.
  3. Navigate to the Room Selection page using the progress bar at the top of the page.
  4. On the Room Selection page, select the Room Swap link in the upper-right of the page.
  5. On the Room Swap - Building page, scroll down to view the available building options and select the link for the building in which you would like to live.
  6. The Room Swap - Floor page will display available floors within the selected building, as well as how many rooms for a given number of occupants are available. Review the information and select the floor on which you would like to find an available room. Press Save & Continue.
  7. The Room Swap - Rooms page will display available room information for the selected floor, including room numbers, occupant gender, number of beds in the room, and number of beds currently available. Select a room and press Save & Continue.
  8. On the Room Swap - Beds page, click the My Bed drop-down menu to select a bed from the available beds in the room. Press Reserve Beds.
  9. On the Room Selection page, review the room information displayed. If the room information is correct, press Save & Continue. If not, go back and make changes at this time.

Your room selection has now been changed. You may now proceed with your application. If your application is already complete, you can click on the Application Status link at the top of the page to view your application status.

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