Tripling Information

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About Your Room


Each room has:

  • One set of bunked beds
  • One single bed
  • Two closets
  • Two desks
  • Two desk chairs
  • Three dressers

Tripling Rules

  • If you have the top bunk, you will have your own closet and will share a desk.
  • If you have the bottom bunk, you will have your own desk and will share a closet.
  • If you have the single bed, you will share a desk and closet.

If you arrive earlier than your roommates, please contact them to discuss the rules and determine which bed you will have.

If you would like a third desk and chair, you can ask your residence hall director (RHD) to place a work order for them after everyone has arrived and unpacked.

As a team, you and your new roommates may decide to change the rules, but it must be done with the agreement of the three tripled students. If there are any questions regarding the tripling rules, please contact your resident assistant (RA) or the RHD of your building.

Questions About Tripling

Why me?

The date your admissions deposit is received and the specific housing preferences you requested are the determining factors for tripling.

How long will it last?

The housing staff has been de-tripling and will continue to do so until all triples have been offered the chance to de-triple. 

Last semester, of the 56 rooms offered the chance to de-triple, only 20 rooms chose this option. The remainder (the majority) stayed tripled.

Where will I be moved to?

We will make every effort to keep students in the same residence hall they are in, but we will inform tripled students of openings in other buildings.

How do I pack lightly?

Don’t bring everything for the entire year opening day; wait and see what space is available. Have someone come visit to bring your winter clothes in October. Contact your roommates to discuss who is bringing items that can be shared.

Who chooses who moves out of the room once we can de-triple?

Students will work with their RHD to make this decision together.  If the students cannot decide, the RHD will. 

If two of the roommates requested each other on their housing forms, the third person in the room will be the person designated to move. However, they are not required to move.

Do I get a triple room rebate?

Students in a triple receive a 25 percent rebate of the room charge for the number of days they are tripled. The triple room rebate is issued after the students have been de-tripled.

Is there a roommate agreement form?

Students in a triple will be expected to complete a roommate agreement form. Be prepared to discuss topics such as guests, TV, studying, music and sharing.

Helpful Hints

Discuss who will bring the following:

  • Refrigerator (two allowed in triples)
  • Carpet
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Computer
  • Iron
  • What date/time you plan to arrive

How Students Felt About Being Tripled

“Being in a triple has been a great experience!!!” - Kellyanne Russ

 “Living in a triple as a freshman made my year three times as fun!!!” - Nicole Lipscomb

Contact Us

Residence Life and Housing
Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-33

Phone: 607-753-4724
Fax: 607-753-5984

Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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