Residential Life and Housing

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Pull-In Days

What are Pull-In Days?

Pull-in Days is an annual process which allows students with current or anticipated vacancies in their room or suite to have more control over their housing situation for the Spring Semester.  During the pull-in days process students may also trade rooms with another student, or request a double or single room on campus.

Things you can do during Pull-In Days:

  • Pull another student into a vacancy in your double or triple room.
  • Fill an empty double or single in your suite or apartment (with permission from all suite members).
  • Request to be relocated to another double or single room on campus.
  • Request to be relocated with another student to an empty double room.
  • Elect to "buy-out" a vacancy in your room, effectively making it a single (or a triple a double, etc).

The Pull-In Days Process:

Residents living with a confirmed vacancy in their room or suite for the Spring Semester may apply to pull in a new roommate through December 3rd. These room changes only apply to students living in a space with a confirmed vacancy. Entirely empty rooms and singles are not available for students to be pulled into during Pull-In days, unless these vacancies are in your suite or apartment.  In these cases, students may choose to buy-out an emptied room as a single (see buy-out options below), or request another student be placed into a room in the suite.  Any spaces that are left open will be reserved for student’s returning to Clark from their planned leaves, or for incoming new or transfer students.  If you are a student who will have a confirmed vacancy in your room or suite and would like to participate in the Pull-In Days process, please complete the Roommate Request Form indicating the name of the student you wish to pull-in next semester.  If you are pulling in more than one student, you will need to submit a separate request for each student.

The student who you are requesting to “pull-in" needs to fill out a Spring Housing Request Form. All forms are electronic and must be submitted by Monday, December 3, 2012. Only vacancies that are confirmed in time for placement will be used in this process.  Any spaces that open as a result of another resident relocating rooms through the Pull-In Days process may not be considered viable options for a room change, although they may be used as a Buy-out.  The RLH office will contact you if your room change request can not be approved. We will also set up the date of the room change and will inform the building staff of this planned change. If your new roommate is abroad or returning from a leave of absence, he or she will need to indicate you as their preferred roommate on their Spring Room Request Form as well.

Unless moving from off-campus, you or your new roommate will need to do one of the following:

Make arrangements to move into your new housing assignment prior to Tuesday, December 17, 2013.
Take all belongings home with you for the break.

Any on-campus resident being pulled into another space must vacate their former room by 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Failure to do so could result in a $75.00 fine and will void the room change entirely. The RLH Office will verify over break that the room has been vacated. This needs to be completed prior to leaving in December in order to allow RLH to make housing assignments for incoming students, transfer students and returning students.

New Double/Triple Assignment Request

If you are interested in being reassigned into a vacancy in a double or triple room but do not have a specific room in mind, you can apply to be relocated for the spring semester.  To do so, you must submit a Spring Housing Request form indicating your preference to be relocated to a random room.  Because we can almost guarantee you will be reassigned, you must also move out of your current assignment completely prior to leaving for break so that we can assign another student to your space.  If you do not move out before break we can not process your reassignment request.

Selecting an Empty, Single, or Double Room Buy-Out:

Completely empty rooms are given out on a seniority basis and are limited.  Students who request a new room may not know whether a room is available until January.  Buy-outs of empty double rooms will be offered if adequate space is available.  The RLH Office may hold the last empty double room in each hall for use in emergencies and for double room requests during the Spring Semester.  Requests by students looking to move together into a double room take priority over students requesting a buy-out assignment.  For buy-out pricing see the Room Rates page, and for info see the Buy-out information page.

  • If you are applying for an open double, a space in a double room, or a single you and your roommate will need to complete a Spring Housing Request form and submit it online by Monday, December 2, 2013.
  • The RLH Office will notify you and your roommate (if applicable) if you are assigned to a new room for the Spring Semester by Wednesday, January 8, 2014.
  • Upon your return, you will need to relocate completely by Friday, January 17, 2014.

Pull-In Days Forms