The Office of Residence Life and the Disability Resource Center work together to accommodate students with disabilities or medical needs in the residence hall setting. Medical accommodations may be requested by students with physical or psychiatric disabilities and will be reviewed on a case by case basis. A review of your request and the submitted medical documentation will be used to determine if your request is both reasonable and appropriate under the law.
This process is for students who have disabilities. Federal law defines a disability as “a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one of more major life activities.” The presence of a disability and/or medical condition does not guarantee that your request will be approved.
The degree of impairment or functional limitation must be significant enough to make the accommodation necessary.
Accommodations can only be granted if appropriate space is available. Assignment to a specific residence hall and roommate preference cannot be guaranteed. Learning disabilities or attention deficit disorders do not warrant special housing accommodations.
In order to request housing accommodations, you must:
- Pay your housing application fee on time. If your payment is late, your accommodation request will be considered, but cannot be guaranteed.
- Download and complete the Housing Accommodations Form.
- You complete Forms 1 and 2.
- Have your medical provider complete Form 3.
Note that medical documentation from family members will not be accepted.
All requests must be submitted to the Disability Resource Center by March 15 for fall placement for returning students. Spring requests must be submitted by Friday, December 15.
All requests from incoming freshmen and transfer students must be submitted by May 11.
All completed forms must be submitted to the Disability Resource Center, Webster Hall 100. Completed forms may be faxed to 973-655-5308 or scanned and emailed to email@example.com.