Free room exchange period approaches, students invited to share their experience

Photos by: Elizabeth Banfield

By: Mallory Turner

The process of finding a place to live while in college can be a confusing one. Facts can get muddled in with rumor, forcing students learn what works for them after experiencing the dorms for themselves.

After having a negative experience, students often take advantage of the free room exchange period allowing them to change without paying the room exchange fee of $50.

The Housing and Residence Education Office (located in the Tucker Student Center, second floor) will send a public notice when the free room exchange period has begun. This will happen prior to the third week of class.

Once the room change is approved, students have 48 hours after the approval to move into their new room. If a student is left without a roommate, “for any reason within the first three weeks of any semester,” according to Gardner Webb’s website, and decides not to get a roommate, they will have to pay for a private room.

In an effort to help students know what to expect from their on-campus housing, GWU-Today will be hosting student housing reviews over the next coming weeks. We welcome you, current Gardner-Webb students, to participate by submitting an essay summarizing your experience in the on-campus housing that you live in.

Essays should be 300-500 words, including your experience of where you live – the pros and cons. We will be publishing these essays as they come in. Email for further information.

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