Students who have a verified medical condition that necessitates a housing accommodation may submit their request to the Office of Accessibility Services.  Please do not send accommodation documentation to the Residence Life Office or expect that information received in the Residence Life Office will be considered for review.  

Please see the Accessibility Services website for complete information and instructions regarding accommodation requests.

When should I submit my accommodation request?

Housing accommodation requests may be submitted at any time.  However, accommodation requests for the next academic year must be submitted by March 1st (current students) or June 1st (incoming first year students) to insure opportunity for review prior to assignments being made.  Following completion of room assignments for the coming year (e.g. after the Housing Application & Lottery processes, after First Year housing assignments are finalized, etc.), accommodations will be offered as space is available. Similarly, during the semester and at mid-year, new accommodation approvals will be met as space is available.

How will Residence Life know if my request is approved?

If approved, the Director of Residence Life will receive an email from Accessibility Services that specifies your specific accommodation.

As a currently enrolled student, how am I assigned housing?

If your accommodation specifies a particular type of housing (e.g. single room), in the spring semester you may register to be individually assigned to housing for the next academic year in advance of the Lottery process by completing the Housing Accommodation Form.  This form will be available in MyHousing in late March.  You will receive confirmation of your assignment by mid-April.

If you receive approval for an accommodation during the year or after Fall room assignments have been completed, you will be assigned as space is available through the room change process.

As an incoming first-year student, how am I assigned housing?

You will be assigned over the summer, at the same time as other new students.  Residence Life staff will place you in a room that meets your accommodation needs while taking into account your preferences expressed on the First Year Housing Application.

Do I have to be assigned based on my accommodation?

No.  You are welcome to arrange your housing through one of the various assignment processes (e.g. private off-campus, greek chapter house roster, special interest house, etc).  If you arrange your own housing, you do not need to complete the Housing Accommodation Form in MyHousing.


Do I need to resubmit my documentation each year?

No.  Once approved, housing accommodations apply to subsequent housing terms.  If you have previously received a housing accommodation, you do not need to resubmit (unless there is a change in your condition).  Housing accommodations apply to all housing terms, including Summer.