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 Disability Resources in providing these accommodations.
Process for Requesting a Housing Accommodation
A student can request an accommodation at any time during the academic year, but students are given priority consideration when they contact Disability Resources and submit all necessary documentation by the preferred deadlines:
- Incoming first-year, transfer students and graduate students:
- June 30, 2016
- January 1st for mid-year transfers
- Returning undergraduate and graduate students:
- November 1st for following spring
- January 1st for students returning from leave or study abroad in spring
- February 1st for the following academic year
Students requesting a disability-related housing accommodation should contact Laura Patey, associate dean for student academic resources. Her office is located in North College, Room 021, Dean Patey can be reached via telephone at 860-685-5581 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every student must first complete the Notification Form and submit any supporting documentation. Once received, the Housing Accommodation Review Commitee will will make a recommendation to the Office of Residential Life.
Please note that housing accommodations are only for the student requesting the accommodation, and may not include current or potential roommates. Residential Life will evaluate the recommendation and spaces available to determine the appropriate accommodation in consultation with the Housing Accommodation Review Committee. While a student may feel strongly they should be placed in a specific residence, assignment are based on space availability and the needs identified in the disability documentation received. A student does have the right to decline an offered assignment, however Residential Life may not be able to offer another accommodation.