Housing Accommodations and Meal Plan Exemptions

Housing Accommodations

There are limited housing spaces available for accommodations and priority will be given to individuals who are eligible to receive accommodations under Section 504 or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the ADA, individuals must document the impact of their disability on major life activities. For example, individuals experiencing vision, physical, and/or hearing disabilities, neurological impairments, chronic life threatening systemic disabilities such as cancer, HIV, or Epstein Barr and/or traumatic brain injuries are eligible for academic and physical accommodations. All disabilities and medical history pertaining to the disability must be documented by a licensed and board certified medical provider with competence and expertise in the area of diagnosis. Special housing accommodations are not standard academic accommodations. Submit a Housing Accommodation Request along with the supporting documentation described in the next paragraph.

In order to determine if special housing is a reasonable accommodation, we must receive detailed documentation of the correlations of your academic and cognitive deficits with the need for special housing that either cannot be secured through the Room Draw process or completed after a room has been drawn. Medical Documentation for Housing must be submitted to support your request. Please note that special requests must be requested and approved annually.

Meal Plan Exemption Requests

Meal Plan Exemption Request  If you have special dietary restrictions that you believe prohibit eating in the dining halls, please submit this form and the documentation requested to Residential Life two weeks prior to the first day of the term for which you are requesting an exemption. This provides time to review your request prior to the start of the term. We cannot accept any requests after the first day of classes for that same term. Requests made after this time will be considered for the following term. Please see the Meal Plan Exemption Request form for more information.

Medical Documentation Meal Plan Exemption  In order to ensure the provision of reasonable and appropriate accommodations and services, current and comprehensive documentation is required. Please have your medical professional complete the "Medical Documentation" form and include their qualifications and contact information. A decision will not be made without proper documentation.

Please note that special requests must be requested and approved annually.