requests for accommodations in residence life
All disability-related housing requests are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis
Accommodations in Residence life are based on a medical, psychological, or other disability-related needs and must be supported by documentation. Documentation from an appropriate professional should include:
A diagnostic statement of the disability
A clear description of the needed accommodation(s)
An explanation of how the requested accommodation relates to the impact of the disability
Current Students already registered with the DRC who wish to live on campus for the first time, and who require accommodations in Residence Life, should indicate this need on the Residence Life application. This application is available from the Department of Residence Life.
Freshmen or transfer students who apply to live on campus and require accommodations should alert DRC staff after completing the application included in the acceptance packet. Students will need to provide the DRC with supporting documentation outlining specific needs.
Every effort will be made to provide requested accommodations; however, it may be necessary to substitute equally effective alternatives. Students who use wheelchairs or scooters will be assigned wheelchair accessible housing. Availability of housing is limited and spaces are assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis. Students who need accessible housing should contact both Residence life and the DRC to make an appointment when they send in their application to Residence Life. For more information, please contact Deb Fairchild at FairchildD1@southernct.edu
For students requesting accommodations due to a chronic health condition: To request accommodations for housing due to a chronic health condition, the student must contact Dr. Diane Morgenthaler at University Health Services in writing to make a request. Documentation from a physician must be included with the request and contact information where the student can be reached must also be included. Once the request is received it will be evaluated by University Health Services staff. Although consideration will be given to accommodate students with health conditions, it does not imply that a particular accommodation must be granted if housing is not available or if it is deemed not reasonable if other suitable options are available. Availability of housing is limited and spaces are assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Please visit https://www.southernct.edu/residencelife/medical/ for further information.