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.
2013-14 Applications for Returning Students are due on Friday, March 22, 2012. This includes submitting proper documentation and having completed a consultation meeting. The deadline for New Students will be announced in April.
Please Note: You must apply annually and provide updated documentation each Academic year. Past approval for accommodation does not guarantee approval in subsequent years.
More information about documentation requirements and the evaluation criteria can be found on the Disability Services page.
How to Apply:
- If you are interested in applying for Housing Accommodations please e-mail Ed Burnett to obtain an application.
- You will be required to obtain supporting documentation your physician or therapist. Documentation must be an original copy on official letterhead. More information about documentation requirements can be found on the Disability Services page.
- You will also be required to consult with a Wheaton Staff member best suited for the your specific condition. The staff names and contact information is provided on the application. You will be require to submit the supporting documentation at this meeting.
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.
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.