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Disability Services: Housing Frequently Asked Questions

If I already submitted documentation to the Office of Disability Services, can that be used for housing accommodations, too?

If applicable, this documentation can be considered for housing accommodations as well. The documentation must specifically address housing accommodations.

What are the deadlines for submitting housing accommodations?

In order to identify the best fit for your individual needs, you are encouraged to submit documentation as soon as possible. We will review documentation as soon as it is received.

How often must I submit documentation for housing accommodations?

Students with chronic disabilities should submit documentation only once, unless their needs change. Students with a temporary condition, such as a broken leg, must submit additional documentation to determine whether or not to continue accommodations.

Why is my medical condition considered a disability?

The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 broadened the definition of a person who has a disability to include a variety of conditions that substantially impair one or more major life activities. Students who seek housing accommodations can be understood to have conditions which meet these definitions.

Are single occupancy rooms available?

We do have a limited number of single rooms that may be available to you based on your disability. Living in a community environment involves interactions with fellow students. Some distractions are unavoidable. Therefore, single room accommodations based on a need to be free of distractions aren't usually granted.

If I receive housing accommodations, can I select my own room and roommate?

If you prefer a particular location, we will take it into consideration. However, since we must support all student requests, specific room requests are not guaranteed. Similarly, we cannot guarantee a specific roommate.

How do I make adjustments to my housing accommodations?

To request a change to your housing accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services to discuss possible alternatives. You may need to provide additional documentation to support modifications.

 


Disability Services / Liberal Arts Center, Room 223 / 570.348.6211 x2335 / disabilityservices@marywood.edu