Disability Accommodations in Campus Housing

The process for requesting and acquiring disability accommodations in campus housing is managed by The Disability Accommodations Committee for Housing, a collaboration between Student Accessibility Support and Community Living.

We provide support services and reasonable accommodations to students who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Fair Housing Act. All accommodation requests must be submitted and approved annually.

To get started, read on to learn the process for requesting disability accommodations in housing, and then submit the two required forms. Expand the drop downs on the lower part of this page to find answers to some frequently asked questions.

Fall 2022 Accommodation Request Deadlines*

Currently enrolled students: both required forms must be submitted by March 11, 2022. 

Incoming first year and transfer students: both required forms must be submitted by June 15, 2022.

Spring 2023 Accommodation Request Deadlines

Midyear incoming students: both required forms must be submitted by October 21, 2022.

*Please note- if any deadlines are missed related to housing applications, housing selection, or accommodation requests, we may not be able to guarantee accommodation implementation.

 

If you are requesting accommodations, you MUST also fill out the Housing Application on your MyHousing Portal (available between October 12 - October 26) when Community Living makes that available. Housing accommodation requests are not complete until you receive a selection number in the housing selection process, which requires an active MyHousing Application.

If you have questions about this process or need assistance, please email housingaccommodation@brandeis.edu

Note: Do not submit any medical documentation via email, as it is not a secure form of communication. Documentation received via email will not be opened or reviewed.

Request Process

  1. Submit the Disability Accommodation Student Request Form for Campus Housing. Provide as much detail as possible. Ensure you are explaining how the accommodations you are requesting will help you be successful on-campus.
  2. Send a copy of your Request Form and a link to the Medical Care Provider Verification Form to your doctor/medical provider. The medical provider cannot be a family member. The accommodations requested should be the same on the Student Request Form and the Medical Care Provider Verification Form.
  3. Contact your doctor/medical provider to ensure they have submitted the Medical Care Provider Verification Form. If they are unable to fill out the form for any reason, email us at  housingaccommodation@brandeis.edu for instructions on securely uploading other forms of medical documentation; we will send you a secure link. Please do not email any pieces of documentation as  attachments.
  4. Once the student request form and medical provider documentation have been received, the Disability Accommodations Committee for Housing will meet to review your request. The committee does not review requests until both forms are submitted for a student.
  5. Once your request has been reviewed, you will receive an email from the committee with your accommodation status. This email will include what accommodations you were approved for, what accommodations requests are not approved (if any), and will notify you if more information is needed before a decision can be made.
  6. After receiving an approval, Community Living will reach out to you to select from available spaces that meet your approved accommodations.
    • Note: There may be some time in between when you are approved for accommodations and when you are contacted about a room change (if needed). Please read the additional FAQ's below for more information.