Room Swap is a function in the HAHLS application room selection process that allows a student with a reserved dorm-style booking to trade their current reserved room for another available room. If you have to have selected a dorm-style room in HAHLS and signed your Room License Agreement in HAHLS in order to use Room Swap. Room Swap will remain open until Room Selection ends. (Please refer to your classification above to find the end date for your room selection process.)
You are welcome to swap your room for an available room as many times as you would like prior to the end of Room Selection, when you room assignment will become finalized. Some students may select a room and then opt not to sign their residence license agreement. This room reservation will expire after 72 hours and will be placed back on the housing portal to be selected via the Room Search Wizard AND the Room Swap Tool.
No! Both tools show the same exact room inventory at the same exact time. These are different tools that show the same room inventory. They are used by students based on where they are in their reservation process.
The Room Search Wizard is a tool used to browse the inventory by students who have not yet selected a room.
The Room Swap Tool is a used to browse the SAME inventory by students who have already selected a room and would like to change their room.
Once you select an initial room, you must sign your residence license agreement before you can change it. If you select a room in the Room Search Wizard and attempt to use your browser “Back” button, you will find that the pages will not load properly and you will receive an error message that states you cannot select another room.
In order to change your room once you select it, you must sign your residence license agreement. Once finished, you will see the Room Swap Tool pop up on the top of your application. You can use this tool to browse the inventory again and change your room.
**Please note that if you sign an HLS Apartment Lease for a room in 1637 Mass Ave, 3 Mellen St, or 5 Mellen St, your assignment will be finalized and it will not be possible to change.