Housing Accommodations Policy
The University shall provide reasonable housing accommodations for students requiring them due to their documented disabilities. Reasonable housing accommodations include, but are not limited to, accessible residence hall rooms and single room status.
All students requesting housing accommodations must complete their housing applications and pay their housing deposits within the timeframes published on the Housing and Residence Life website. They are encouraged to go through the self-selection process required for all students requesting on-campus housing.
If housing accommodations are necessary, students must provide sufficient documentation stating why housing accommodations are required to the Office of Educational Accessibility. This documentation will be carefully reviewed by staff from the Office of Educational Accessibility in order to ensure that the documentation and requests are valid. Staff from the Office of Educational Accessibility will meet with the student to develop specific housing accommodations.
Documentation must be provided in a timely manner by the deadlines listed for fall housing enrollment below:
- June 1 for first-time freshmen
- January 15 for return housing students
- May 1 for transfer students
Spring and summer housing enrollment occurs on a rolling basis. Students should provide documentation for housing accommodations as soon as they apply for on-campus housing.
Requests submitted after these dates will be considered, but there is no guarantee that the accommodations will be able to be fulfilled.
The Office of Educational Accessibility will forward housing accommodation requests to the Office of Housing and Residence Life. The Office of Housing and Residence Life will assign residence hall accommodations based on information provided by the Office of Educational Accessibility. Students will be informed of their room assignment by the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Students who require housing accommodations will not incur additional costs associated with their accommodations.
Dietary Restrictions Guidelines
Students who have special dietary restrictions due to medical reasons should follow these procedures:
- Meet with dining services to see if they are able to meet your dietary needs without special accommodations.
- If you require a reduced meal plan or a diet beyond what is offered by dining services, present appropriate medical documentation of the disability to the Office of Educational Accessibility.
- The student should meet with staff member in OEA to discuss their dietary restrictions based on the documentation presented.
- Once it is determined that the student has specific needs due to medical reasons, the staff member in the OEA will work with dining services to ensure that dietary accommodations are met.