Housing Accommodation Request Procedure

General Information

The Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) and the Department of Residential Life work collaboratively in order to provide approved housing accommodations for students with documented disabilities.  The CSD engages in an interactive process with each student and reviews requests for accommodations on an individualized, case-by-case basis.  Only students with documented disabilities for whom living in the residence hall is not viable without an accommodation, qualify for housing accommodations. While every effort is made to honor a student’s location preference, assignments are made based on the approved accommodation(s); specific residential areas or buildings are not guaranteed.

Contact the student’s Disability Service Professional (DSP) at the CSD, or Bryanna Anderson, Assistant Director, at (860) 486-2020 or bryanna.anderson@uconn.edu with any questions regarding this accommodation.

Responsibilities

Student Responsibilities

  • You must be eligible for on-campus housing according to Residential Life guidelines in order to engage with the CSD to request housing accommodations. Please review information regarding eligibility and important dates on the Residential Life website.

 

 

  • Once your registration is complete (which includes providing your self-report and supporting documentation), we will engage in an interactive process in order to discuss your request for housing accommodations.

 

  • If you are approved for a housing accommodation, your Disability Service Professional (DSP) will communicate these accommodations to Residential Life and follow up with you with next steps.

 

  • In order to receive your approved housing accommodation in future academic years, please respond to your DSP’s email each spring by the indicated deadlines. Please note that if you are approved for an accommodation beyond the indicated deadline, it may take some time for an appropriate assignment to become available.  You will be placed on a waiting list and an assignment will be made when a space becomes available.

CSD Responsibilities

  • Meet with students to engage in the interactive process and determine if a housing accommodation is indicated.
  • Notify students and Residential Life about students' approved housing accommodations.
  • Provide students with information regarding the housing accommodation request procedure each year.

Residential Life Responsibilities

  • Make housing assignments based on students’ approved housing accommodations, preference and room availability.
  • Provide information regarding students’ assignments in MyHousing and notify students accordingly.

Contact the student’s Disability Service Professional (DSP) at the CSD, or Bryanna Anderson, Assistant Director, at (860) 486-2020 or bryanna.anderson@uconn.edu with any questions regarding this procedure.

Housing Accommodation Procedure 2019-2020

Procedure for returning on-campus residents previously approved for a housing accommodation:

  • You will receive an email from your Disability Service Provider (DSP) about the housing accommodations process. Please be sure to read and respond accordingly by February 8, 2019.

 

  • If you have notified your DSP that you would like to be assigned by Residential Life, you will receive an email with directions to complete an online acceptance form in MyHousing. This will confirm that you will be assigned by Residential Life and will NOT participate in the online selection process (you will not receive a selection time). Assignments are made based on approved accommodations; while specific residential areas are not guaranteed, you will be able to list geographical areas of preference.

 

  • Students who are approved for air conditioning only can decide to be assigned by Residential Life or receive an online selection time. Here is some important information to keep in mind:
    • Information about the online selection process is available at http://reslife.uconn.edu/housing-selection/.
    • If you choose to go through selection and your assignment is not in a building with central air conditioning (Busby Suites, Garrigus Suites, South, Werth Tower, Hilltop Apartments, Charter Oak Apartments), the CSD will work with Residential Life to have a portable unit installed in your room prior to move in.
      • PLEASE BE AWARE: If the electrical circuit powering your air conditioner has reached capacity it may be necessary for you to relocate in order to receive this accommodation, even if you choose this location through the online selection process. It may not be possible to relocate your roommate based on availability.

 

  • Important things to remember about air conditioning:
    • If the a/c unit is not already installed when you move in, please be sure the area in front of the window is clear of any belongings.
    • If the electrical circuit powering your air conditioner has reached capacity it may be necessary for you to relocate in order to receive this accommodation. It may not be possible to relocate your roommate based on availability.
    • Please ensure a wall outlet is available close to the window – the unit cannot be plugged into an extension cord or power strip.
    • You do not need to be present in your room at the time of installation.
    • If the a/c is not functioning properly, please contact Facilities Operations to submit a work order at (860) 486-3113 or download the MyUConn app to enter work orders directly from your phone.
    • Once an a/c has been installed, the unit will remain in your room for the academic year.  The unit can be winterized or stored in your room if you submit a work order request.
    • If you change rooms during the academic year, it is your responsibility to notify me as soon as possible so we can facilitate a new a/c installation.
    • If you are approved for a/c once the academic year has started, please allow up to 2 weeks for installation.

Procedure for returning on-campus residents or campus change students requesting an accommodation for the first time:

  • Register with the CSD at https://myaccess.csd.uconn.edu. NetID and password are required for registration.  Additional information about the registration process is available at https://csd.uconn.edu/request-accommodations/.
  • If approved for an accommodation, the CSD will notify Residential Life and they will make your assignment. Assignments are made based on approved accommodation(s); specific residential areas are not guaranteed.
  • If you are not approved for an accommodation, the CSD will notify you and you will participate in the online selection process.
  • If you are approved for an accommodation after February 20, 2019, please participate in the online selection process to select a space. Once the online selection process is finished CSD will communicate your approved accommodations to Residential Life and they will find a new assignment if necessary.

Procedure for first year and transfer students:

  • Register with the CSD at https://myaccess.csd.uconn.edu. NetID and password are required for registration.  Additional information about the registration process is available at https://csd.uconn.edu/request-accommodations/.
  • If approved for an accommodation, the CSD will notify Residential Life and they will make your assignment. Assignments are made based on approved accommodation(s); specific residential areas are not guaranteed.
  • If you are not approved for an accommodation, the CSD will notify you and Residential Life will make an assignment.

Procedure for off-campus students:

  • If you currently reside off campus you are not guaranteed on-campus housing.

  • If you feel you have a medical condition, which requires on-campus housing, register with the CSD at https://myaccess.csd.uconn.edu. NetID and password are required for registration.  Additional information about the registration process is available at https://csd.uconn.edu/request-accommodations/.
  • If approved for an accommodation, the CSD will notify Residential Life and they will make your assignment. Assignments are made based on approved accommodation(s); specific residential areas are not guaranteed.

If you are not approved for an accommodation, the CSD will notify you and you will remain on Residential Life’s waiting list.  You will be notified directly from Residential Life if you are reached on the list.

Residence Hall Accommodation Information

Residence Halls with Elevators
Alumni
Buckley
Busby Suites
Hilltop (Hale and Ellsworth)
Garrigus Suites
McMahon
Werth Tower
Northwest
Shippee
South

Residence Halls with Central Air Conditioning
Busby Suites
Garrigus Suites
Werth Tower
South
Charter Oak Apartments
Hilltop Apartments

Residence Halls with Traditional Single Rooms
Alumni
East (Holcomb, Sprague and Whitney)
Hilltop (Hale and Ellsworth)
Werth Tower
North
Northwest

Residence Halls with Suite Style Single Rooms
Garrigus Suites – single room connected by a bathroom to another single room
South – single room connected by a bathroom to another single room

Buildings with Suite-Style Living and Semi-Private Bathrooms
Busby Suites – triple room connected by a bathroom to another triple room
Garrigus Suites – triple room connected by a bathroom to another triple room
South – suite contains two double rooms, a common room and bathroom
Northwood Apartments – 2 bedroom/3 person apartment (one single room, one double room)
Hilltop Apartments – 2 bedroom/4 person apartment or 4 bedroom/4 person apartment
Charter Oak Apartments - 2 bedroom/4 person apartment or 4 bedroom/4 person apartment