For safety reasons, the items listed below are not permitted in the CIA’s residence halls (note this list is not all-inclusive):
Learning to live with a new roommate is a great way to build interpersonal skills and a long-lasting friendship. That’s not to say you will always see eye to eye on everything but good communication skills are essential for any food professional.
Open and honest discussions are the healthiest way to resolve any conflicts. In situations where you are experiencing difficulties with your roommate, please contact residence hall staff.
Room change requests will be accepted at the beginning and end of each semester.
A common reason for requesting a room change is conflict with roommates or discomfort in a new environment. It takes time for students to develop roommate compatibility and familiarity with a new home. Therefore, room change requests will not be accepted unless the student has first attempted to mediate the conflict. Room change requests won’t be honored if students are scheduled to compete their time at the CIA within six weeks.
When necessary, students may request a room change. Priority for approval is based on date of request, seniority (completed credits and class level), mutual requests of roommates, and/or space availability. Students must submit their room change application through the Residence Life housing platform located on their student portal under HP Quick Links. Students who fail to complete an approved room change or make an unauthorized room change are subject to a $100 fine and/or loss of new room assignment. Students may not request more than one room change in academic year (two semesters). Approved room changes will take place approximately six weeks into a semester or at the conclusion of a semester.
Room change approvals will be considered for the following reasons:
Metz Hall Residents may not request to move out of Metz Hall for at least two consecutive semesters. Students may request a room change within their first two semesters as long as they remain in Metz Hall.