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 2018-2019 online housing application by the appropriate deadline:
    January 22, 2018 Returning undergraduate residents and students returning from a University Sponsored Off-Campus program
    March 2, 2018 Campus change students
    May 18, 2018* Fall 2018 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 2018-2019 housing application on time but are missing mandatory meningitis vaccination verification or immunization exemptions will be placed on the waiting list for 2018-2019 and are not guaranteed housing.
  • 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 23, 2018.
  • 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 3 geographical areas of preference.
  • 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 Monday, March 12, 2018 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, Werth Tower, 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.
    • 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.
        • 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 and Building Services 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 5 business days (Monday-Friday) for installation.
  • 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 March 23, 2018, please participate in the housing selection process to select a space. Once the housing selection process is finished CSD will communicate your approved accommodations to Residential Life and they will a new assignment if necessary.
  • 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.
  • 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 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