Housing and Residence Life
Applying for Housing

Students with Unique Needs

  • Housing & Residence Life will work to fulfill reasonable requests that may be unique to individual students. Housing accommodation assignments are made on a case-by-case basis that recognizes the variability of individual needs and preferences and the fact that appropriate accommodations may be limited in number. As for all applicants for housing, no guarantee can be made that all stated preferences can be met.

    Special requests should be made in writing to Housing & Residence Life.

    Students with Disabilities

    How is "disability" defined?

    A disability is any physical or mental condition that significantly interferes with learning or with participation in classes and campus activities.

    Examples include:

    • physical disabilities (mobility, etc.)
    • learning disabilities, brain injuries
    • attention deficit disorder (ADHD)
    • sensory impairments (hearing, sight, etc.)
    • chronic health conditions; chronic pain
    • psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders

    Process of Accommodations

    Housing accommodations for various disabilities and chronic health conditions can take time to arrange. Housing & Residence Life receives many such requests, all of which affect the allocation of limited housing resources. For this reason, it is important that accommodation requests for pre-existing conditions be made at the time of application. You will be asked to register with the Office of Disability Services, and arrange for a release of that information to the Central Office.

    The information provided to Housing & Residence Life will be shared only with other relevant staff in a discreet and confidential manner and will be used only as permitted under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This information will have no bearing on your general eligibility for housing, and submitting the above mentioned documentation is not a guarantee that you will receive the recommended accommodations.

    Students with disabilities are assigned roommates in the same manner as all other residence hall applicants, unless they are specifically recommended for a single room and one is available at the time their application is processed. Students with unique needs or housing accommodations must submit a request to the Office of Disability Services. All requests and any required documents must be submitted by March 2.