Below are some examples, although not a complete list of accommodations provided by Accessibility Services. Please speak with us to determine any and all appropriate accommodations.
Housing Accommodation Examples (not an exhaustive list):
Room Selection Pilot for students with Approved Housing Accommodations Including a Friend Option
Housing accommodation requests for the 2018-2019 academic year began 2/5/18 and will end 3/15/18 for current students. Please note the following:
- Any requests after 3/15/18 will be considered - but cannot be guaranteed and will not have the option to participate in the early selection process this semester.
- Students who miss the 3/15/18 deadline have two options:
- participate in the general section process to secure a room now, or
- Opt-Out of the Housing Selection Process which means that you will not select a room by the end of this academic year. Between the time of Housing Selection Process and the beginning of the fall semester, rooms become available as students formalize their study abroad plans, transfer, or elect to take other leaves. Several weeks before the fall semester begins, there will be a scaled-down selection process in which vacant assignments will be available for students to select just as they would have in April. If you plan to participate in the Opt-Out process, you cannot select a room in the general selection process in April.
An ethical and transparent process of room selection for students who choose to use approved housing accommodations for their documented disability(ies) and provides the opportunity to choose a friend or friends who would live in the same residence hall with the student who has housing accommodations.
- Students with housing accommodations will receive notification from the Accessibility Services Office, typically in February, inviting them to participate in “Early Room Selection”. *
- As with all students who are eligible for the housing selection process, students who opt-in to the “Early Room Selection” process will be assigned a randomized lottery number, influenced by their class year (e.g., rising seniors will have higher numbers than rising juniors who will have higher numbers than rising sophomores).
- If a student elects to choose a room in the early process, that room must meet the criteria of at least one of the student’s approved accommodations.
- Students may invite one or two friends**, based on the criteria below, to participate in “Early Room Selection” with them:
A. Rising Sophomores who would like to participate in Early Room Selection can choose one of the following options:
a. Use their approved single room accommodation and choose 2 friends to live in a double room within the same residence hall
b. Use their approved single room accommodation and pull a junior or senior into a single room within the same residence hall
c. If they do not have a single room accommodation or choose not to use it, they can choose one friend to live with them in a double room
d. Use their single room accommodation and not bring any friends
B. Rising Juniors and Seniors who would like to participate in Early Room Selection can choose one of the following options:
a. Students may choose a single room because they have a single room accommodation, or choose a single room because it meets at least one of their accommodations, and they may then choose 2 friends to live in a double room within the same residence hall
b. Students may choose a single room because they have a single room accommodation, or choose a single room because it meets at least one of their accommodations, and they may then choose 1 friend to live in a single room within the same residence hall
c. Choose a double room that meets at least one of their housing accommodations, and choose one friend to live with them in a double room
d. Use their approved single room accommodation and not bring any friends
C. **Rising Seniors may choose a suite (excluding Jenkins and Taplin) and choose 3 friends to live with them as long as the room they choose meets the criteria of at least one of their approved accommodations
5. Once students have selected rooms, either through “Early Room Selection” or through regular room draw, they will not be permitted to opt-out of their selected rooms. Any requested changes to room assignments will be evaluated and may occur minimally two weeks after classes have resumed the following semester, depending on the housing stock available.
6. Students with housing accommodations may choose to participate in room draw with the rest of the student body rather than participate in “Early Room Selection” which provides them the opportunity to live with a greater number of friends, if desired.
* The Director of Accessibility Services may use professional judgment to house a small subset of students with specific accommodation needs, which can only be coordinated through collaboration with the Office of Residential Life, at any point in the year, including in advance of “Early Room Selection”.