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 appropriate 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.
  • Once appropriate accommodations are determined, the CSD communicates the approved accommodations to Residential Life, and Residential Life makes an assignment based on room availability.
  • While every effort is made to honor a student’s location preference, assignments are made based on the approved accommodation(s); specific residential areas are not guaranteed.
  • Students are encouraged to visit Residential Life’s website at reslife.uconn.edu for additional information regarding the housing selection process as well as specific resident guides.

Eligibility

Prior to requesting a housing accommodation, students must be ELIGIBLE for on-campus housing according to Residential Life guidelines. Students must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Completion of the 2017-2018 online housing application by the appropriate deadline:
    January 23, 2017 Returning undergraduate residents and students returning from a University Sponsored Off-Campus program
    March 3, 2017 Campus change students
    May 15, 2017* Fall 2017 new freshmen and transfer students (after the $300 enrollment deposit has been paid and processed)

*Students admitted after May 1st from the Admissions waiting list, who submit the housing application by their individualized Residential Life deadline are considered on-time applicants.

Students who completed an application after the deadline will be placed on Residential Life’s waiting list for on-campus housing and are not guaranteed housing.

 

  1. Payment of a $300 Non-Refundable Room Reservation Fee (RRF) – the RRF is a pre-payment for on-campus housing – not an additional fee. The RRF is credited to a student’s feel bill. Students who miss the Room Reservation Fee deadline will have their assignments cancelled. Additional information about the RRF is available at http://reslife.uconn.edu/about-the-room-reservation-fee/. The RRF is for continuing students only; new students are not required to pay the RRF fee.

 

  1. Meningitis Vaccination – Connecticut State law requires that any college or university student under 29 years of age residing in university owned housing be vaccinated against meningitis. Students wishing to reside in University owned housing must submit one of the following prior to moving into the residence halls:
  • Verification by a physician of a meningitis vaccination (part of the Health History Form)
  • Notification of a religious exemption
  • Notification that the student is 29 years of age or older
  • Students who submit the 2017-2018 housing application on time but are missing mandatory meningitis vaccination verification or immunization exemptions will be placed on the waiting list for 2017-2018 and are not guaranteed housing.
  • If you are requesting to remain in the same room, email your Disability Service Provider (DSP) at the Center by March 3, 2017. The CSD will communicate your request for same room to Residential Life who will determine whether or not your room is eligible. As a backup, please email an additional four area preferences to your DSP – this information will be shared with Residential Life.
  • Residential Life will make your assignment. Assignments are made based on approved accommodations; specific residential areas are not guaranteed.
  • This completes your participation in the housing selection process and you will not receive a selection time.
  • Students who are approved for air conditioning only will receive a selection time from Residential Life and should participate in the online selection process. Selection times will be available on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in MyHousing.
  • Information about the housing selection process is available at http://reslife.uconn.edu/housing-selection/.
  • If your selected assignment is not in a building with central air conditioning (Busby Suites, Garrigus Suites, South, NextGen, Hilltop Apartments, Charter Oak Apartments), the CSD will work with Residential Life to have a window or portable unit installed in your room prior to move in.
  • Register with the CSD using the online MyAccess system – myaccess.csd.uconn.edu. NetID and password are required for registration.
  • Submit appropriate documentation (which can be uploaded through MyAccess) to the CSD regarding your condition. Guidelines for documentation are available on the CSD website at csd.uconn.edu/documentation-guidelines.
  • Once appropriate documentation is received, a professional staff member at the CSD will review the request, make a determination regarding an accommodation and communicate the decision to you. If appropriate, a meeting will be scheduled to discuss the request further.
  • If approved for an accommodation, the CSD will communicate the accommodation information to Residential Life and Residential Life will make your assignment. While every effort is made to honor a student’s location preference, assignments are made based on the 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 have the opportunity to participate in the online selection process.
  • Register with the CSD using the online MyAccess system – myaccess.csd.uconn.edu. NetID and password are required for registration.
  • Submit appropriate documentation (which can be uploaded through MyAccess) to the CSD regarding your condition. Guidelines for documentation are available on the CSD website at csd.uconn.edu/documentation-guidelines.
  • Once appropriate documentation is received, a professional staff member at the CSD will review the request, make a determination regarding an accommodation and communicate the decision to you. If appropriate, a meeting will be scheduled to discuss the request further.
  • If approved for an accommodation, the CSD will communicate the accommodation information to Residential Life and Residential Life will make your assignment. While every effort is made to honor a student’s location preference, assignments are made based on the 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.
  • 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 using the online MyAccess system – myaccess.csd.uconn.edu. NetID and password are required for registration.
  • Submit appropriate documentation (which can be uploaded through MyAccess) to the CSD regarding your condition. Guidelines for documentation are available on the CSD website at csd.uconn.edu/documentation-guidelines.
  • Once appropriate documentation is received, a professional staff member at the CSD will review the request, make a determination regarding an accommodation and communicate the decision to you. If appropriate, a meeting will be scheduled to discuss the request further.
  • If approved for an accommodation, the CSD will communicate the accommodation information to Residential Life and Residential Life will make your assignment. While every effort is made to honor a student’s location preference, assignments are made based on the 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 Halls with Elevators

Alumni

Buckley

Busby Suites

Hilltop (Hale and Ellsworth)

Garrigus Suites

McMahon

NextGen

Northwest

Shippee

South

 

Residence Halls with Central Air Conditioning

Busby Suites

Garrigus Suites

NextGen

South

Charter Oak Apartments

Hilltop Apartments

 

Residence Halls with Traditional Single Rooms

Alumni

East (Holcomb, Sprague and Whitney)

Hilltop (Hale and Ellsworth)

NextGen

North

Northwest

 

Residence Halls with Suite Style Single Rooms

Garrigus Suites – single connected by a bathroom to another single

South – single connected by a bathroom to another single; single with a private bathroom

 

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