Students may apply for a specific housing accommodation due to a medical, psychological, or disability related conditions. Applications are reviewed on a case by case basis by a committee comprised of a representative from Residential Life, Disability Services, the Counseling Center, and the office of Health and Wellness.
Returning Students: Applications for the 2014-15 Academic Year are due Friday, March 7, 2014*. This includes submitting all forms and proper documentation.
New Students: Applications for the 2014-15 Academic Year are due June 13, 2014*.
*Students are advised to start the process early to obtain the required documentation prior to the stated deadline.
How to Apply
Students requesting a Housing Accommodation should contact Eileen Bellemore, Coordinator of Academic Support and Disability Services, in the Filene Center for Advising and Careers (508-286-8215).
This first step in the process would be to register with the Office of Disabality Services. More information about documentation requirements and the evaluation criteria can be found on the Disability Services' Housing Accommodation page.
Please Note: You must apply annually and provide updated documentation each Academic year. Past approval for accommodation does not guarantee approval in subsequent years.
How Housing is Assigned
After you are notified of the Committee's decision, you will be instructed how to proceed with room selection. If an accommodation is warranted, the primary criteria for assigning a room is providing a space that best fits your needs. Depending on your needs, options may be limited.
In the case where there are multiple options available, your preferences will be considered. Your options will be consistent with what you would have been otherwise been able to obtain through the lottery process. Priority in room selection is based on class year and that remains consistent with assigning spaces through the accommodation process. For example, based on historical precedent, rising sophomores whose accommodation is a single room, should expect to be able to choose from rooms in Meadows and YMC. Those buildings would historically still be available when a sophomore's opportunity to pick a room came up.
Please Note: If you choose to live in a hall that has a specific selection process (for example, Wellness Housing), you will be required to fulfill those requirements prior to placement.