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Air Conditioner Units for Medical Accomodations
Use & Regulations
Students that require the use of an air conditioner due to a documented medical condition are permitted. If you require this accomodation, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services.
Amherst College-Dean of Students Office
Converse Hall, Room 105
Amherst, MA 01002
Regulations & Procedures:
- Medical Documentation: Medical approval is needed either if a student participates in attaining a room through the room draw process, or the preferential medical housing process. A student may be directed to Health Services on campus for an evaluation.
- Installation Procedure: Upon approval, the student should contact the Service Center (via phone at 413.542.2254, or email at email@example.com) to make arrangements for the installation of the unit. For installation appointments, sufficient time should be considered to allow for advance notice to roommate(s), if applicable.
- Safety Regulations: For a student's own safety and the safety of others, it is important that units are not installed, nor uninstalled by anyone other than authorized staff of the college.
- Unit Size Regulations: Students with approval may bring air conditioners of 5,000 BTUs, or less.
- Please note: Use of portable air conditioning units must be adhered to by use of the same policy.
- The College does not provide air conditioner units.
- Uninstall Procedure: At the close of the semester, all air conditioners must be uninstalled by authorized staff of the College. It is important that a student contact the service center to have the unit removed.
- Storage: The College does not provide storage for air conditioning units. At the close of the academic year, students are expected to make arrangements to have the unit stored by their own means.
- Residences: The following is a list of residences that are unable to accommodate air conditioning units Jenkins, Taplin, King, Wieland, Crossett, Pond, Stone and Coolidge. Air conditioner units are not installable on the top floors of the following residences; Hitchcock, Porter and Hamilton. Rooms in Mayo-Smith are only able to accommodate smaller units 18-1/2" wide, or less. Additionally, units are not permitted on basement and first-level floors of any residence due to security reasons.
- Unauthorized Use: The unauthorized use of an air conditioning unit is subject to removal of the unit by College.