Student Accessibility Residence Hall Accommodations

To be approved for residence hall accommodations (e.g., single room, emotional support animal), the student must register for disability services. Requests for residence hall accommodations are granted when the student has submitted sufficient documentation demonstrating that the student has a disability and that the requested accommodation is medically necessary based on the current functional limitations of the disability.

There is more information on the requirement for freshmen and sophomores to live on campus, including requests for approval to live off campus. Additional information may be found in the Student Handbook. Exceptions to the requirement to live on campus on the basis of a disability are granted only if the student’s needs cannot be accommodated in one of the on-campus residence halls.

Please note that Student Accessibility Services is unable to approve requests for single rooms based on a student’s desire to have a quiet, undisturbed place to study. By virtue of the shared facilities, resources, and number of people living in the residence halls, a single room does not provide for such quiet, distraction-free space to any appreciable degree beyond living in a standard double room. Students who desire a quiet, undisturbed place to study are encouraged to visit Welder Library during hours of operation. However, if the student has extenuating circumstances that are disability-related he or she should apply for services

Applications for residence hall accommodations should be made as soon as the student has decided to attend or continue at University of Mary. The deadline for these requests is May 15th for new students and March 1st for returning students. Once room assignments have been made by the Residence Life office, accommodations will be approved as space allows.

Applications for residence hall accommodations must be submitted each year the student intends to live on campus because room assignments change each year. Additional documentation does not need to be submitted if the request involves a permanent condition and the functional limitations of the student as they relate to the request are not expected to change.