For undergraduate disabilities services and support:
Director, Disabilities Services and Support
(781) 736-3470 (for appointment)
(781) 736-3466 (voicemail)
Medical/Disability Need-based Housing
Brandeis undergraduates live in residential halls that reinforce class year identity and community. Students who have housing requests based on medical, psychological or disability needs are invited to communicate their needs, and will either receive a specific room assignment or be provided with guidance for how to select housing that will meet their needs. Because students move through different building configurations throughout their four years, need-based housing must be requested and approved each year.
Following the timetable for the process is important, as need-based housing assignments are provided within the context of the campus-wide housing process for all students. We make a strong effort to get students into housing that meets their needs, but also is located with other students from their class year and with friends.
Students who wish to receive housing will want to "check the box," indicating they will participate in campus housing selection, on Sage by Jan. 31st. (More information about general campus housing can be found at www.brandeis.edu/dcl.)
Upperclass students must submit the "Medical/Disability Need-based Housing Request" form for the following fall by Jan. 31st.
Incoming first-year students receive information about their housing process with a mailing that goes out once students have matriculated, and must submit the form for fall2008 by June 15th. Midyear students — new students arriving in January — must submit the form by Oct. 15th
Please note that requests and documentation that are submitted after the above dates will receive consideration. Necessarily, though, the process will be delayed and options for housing assignments are more constrained.
The "Medical/Disability Need-based Housing Request" form is located at brandeis.edu/dcl/forms.
Direct the "Medical/Disability Need-based Housing Request" form to:
Beth Rodgers-Kay, Director
Disabilities Services and Support
MS 001 Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02454
(781) 736-2003 (fax)
Documenting a Request
Documentation to support a disability/medical request needs to be received by Jan. 31st. (May 31st for incoming first-year students and Oct. 15th for incoming midyear students.)
Students who have submitted Requests will receive a written letter or e-mail from the Department of Community Living and Disabilities Services and Support, including guidance for participating in room selection, by the week before room selection takes place in mid-March.
Most students will participate in the room-selection process, following guidance for how best to select housing that will meet their needs. A small number of students receive a housing assignment directly from the Department of Community Living (when there are few rooms that meet the needed criteria.)
Direct documentation of a psychological, attention deficit or learning disability to:
Lois Finstein, Department Administrator
Psychological Counseling Center
MS 061 Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
(781) 736-3731 (fax)
The "Medical Care Provider" form is at brandeis.edu/dcl/forms.
Direct medical/disability documentation to:
Dr. Debra Poaster
Golding Health Center
MS 034 Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02454
(781) 736-3675 (fax)