Housing Accommodations Procedures

Any student requesting housing accommodations should follow the same housing application process and deadlines set by Housing and Residential Life, unless the accommodation request relates to the application process, procedures, or deadlines. Students requesting disability accommodations should indicate in their on-campus housing application the need and type of accommodation that they require, as outlined in the procedures below. In addition, students must register with ARS and submit disability documentation to ARS. Accommodations in housing are approved on a case-by-case basis and are dependent on the nature of the disability and/or health condition as well as the impact in the campus living environment. ARS works in partnership with Housing and Residential Life to provide accommodations that meet the student’s needs.

Procedures for Students with Disabilities

Any request for an accommodation by a student with a disability (or disabilities) relating to the College’s move-in practices, policies, or procedures, will involve an interactive process between the ARS Director, in consultation with the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC), and the student, concerning the following: the nature of the disability; the resulting functional limitations necessitating the requests accommodation(s); and whether there is any alternate accommodation(s) that is equally effective in meeting the student’s identified needs. All such requests for disability-related accommodations will be resolved via an individualized determination by the ARS Director, who will consider, in consultation with the SDRC Director, all of the information provided during the interactive process.

Requests for a disability-related accommodation(s) related to move-in will be denied only if the ARS Director determines that: the student is not a qualifying individual with a disability; the disability is not one that necessitates the requested accommodation(s); there is an alternative accommodation(s) that is equally effective; or the requested accommodation(s) imposes an undue burden or fundamental alteration of a College service, program or activity.

2022-2023 Housing Accommodations Timeline

Accommodation requests must be submitted to Accessibility Resources and Services (ARS) by submitting an application for services. It is the responsibility of the student who has a qualifying need for a housing accommodation to submit their accommodation request(s) to ARS by the established priority deadlines below to best ensure receipt of requested accommodation for Fall 2022. Requests received after the priority deadline dates will be prioritized according to the date received and are not guaranteed for the requested term. Requests for disability-related, move-in housing accommodation(s) must be submitted by August 15, 2022.

New Students

New Students (First Year & Transfer Students)

Deadline to submit housing accommodation request: June 15, 2022

Deadline to submit move-in accommodation request: August 15, 2022

Please complete a housing application and an ARS online application to request housing accommodations. To learn more about documentation guidelines for ARS please refer to the Documentation guidelines webpage.

Please note that official notification of accommodation from Disability Services needs to be received by Housing no later than June 15th for the Fall 2022 semester for new students requesting housing accommodations. For new students needing a move-in accommodation (e.g., early move-in, move-in assistance, etc.) please submit a request to ARS no later than August 15th for the Fall 2022 semester.

Returning Students

Returning Students Requesting Housing Accommodations

Deadline to submit housing accommodation request: April 15, 2022

Deadline to submit move-in accommodation request: August 15, 2022

If you are a current ARS student with approved housing accommodations, please submit a housing application by the indicated deadline and wait to be contacted by Housing and Residential Life for your housing assignments.

If you are a current ARS student, but do not have housing accommodations and would like to request one, please complete a housing application and submit an “Additional Accommodation Request Form” after logging on the myARS portal. To learn more about documentation guidelines for ARS please refer to the Documentation guidelines webpage.

Please note that official notification of accommodation from Disability Services needs to be received by Housing no later than April 15th for the Fall 2022 semester for returning students. Returning students in need of a move-in accommodation (e.g., early move-in, move-in assistance, etc.) please complete an “Additional Accommodation Request Form” after logging on the myARS portal by August 15, 2022 for the Fall 2022 semester.

The ARS Director’s determination for such accommodation requests related to move-in will be provided in writing within a reasonable timeframe of receiving the request, including the basis for the decision. If a request for accommodation(s) is denied, the ARS Director will inform the student of their right to file a complaint under the College’s Discrimination and Harassment Investigation and Response Procedures and/or to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights. Approved accommodation(s) will be implemented in a reasonable timeframe.