The Office of Residential Life is committed to supporting all residential students and recognizes that some students have residential needs that can best be met prior to the standard housing selection process. Our office works closely with Disabilities Services in providing these considerations.
Process for Requesting a Housing Consideration
Students requesting a housing consideration for a medical or psychological condition should contact Scott Backer, associate dean for student academic resources. His office is located in North College, Room 021, and can be reached via telephone at 860-685-2332 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. He has walk-in hours while classes are in session: MTF 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., W 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Th 11:00 a.m. - noon.
A student can request a consideration at any time during the academic year, but students are given priority consideration when they contact Disabilities Services within the following timeframe:
- Incoming First-Year and Transfer Students:
- Indicate the consideration on your housing preference form and send documentation to Disabilities Services by June 1st
- Mid-Year transfers can indicate on the housing preference form as well and send documentation to Disabilities Services by January 1st
- Returning Students
- No later than the first week of November for spring semester housing changes
- Students returning in January from study abroad or leave can indicate the consideration on their housing preference form and send documentation by January 1st
- Mid-January to March 6th for General Room Selection considerations for housing for the following academic year
Please note that housing considerations are only for the student requesting the consideration and may not include current or potential roommates. Assignment and/or reassignment is based on space availability and the needs identified in the recommendation letter issued by Wesleyan's medical professionals. While a student may feel strongly they should be placed in a specific residence, Residential Life will evaluate the recommendation and spaces available to determine the appropriate accommodation with the Wesleyan medical professionals. While a student does have the right to decline an offered assignment, Residential Life may not be able to offer another option.