Room Selection: Medical Accommodations

Medical Accommodations

In order to request disability housing accommodations as a returning student (this information does not apply to incoming students for Fall 2014), the Office of Disability Services (ODS) requires:

  1. Student must complete the student questions in this HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS REQUEST PACKET (click link to download).
  2. Submit medical documentation. Medical documentation must be in the form of the Professional Disability Assessment Questionnaire: Housing (included in this packet) or a letter from a qualified medical professional (letterhead and signature of provider required). Documentation must demonstrate medical necessity, showing the relationship of the disability to the accommodation request.
  3. You may be asked to sign a release of information allowing the Assistant Director of ODS to contact your medical provider in the case the Assistant Director has questions and/or requires further clarification of the medical documentation.
  4. Student must meet with the Assistant Director to review accommodation requests and review policies and procedures for accessing those accommodations. It is preferable that steps 1 & 2 are completed before meeting with the Assistant Director to allow time for the Assistant Director to review the request.
  5. If requested accommodation is granted, student must meet with the Director of Residential Life, Patrick Roger-Gordon to determine specific placement.
  6. Students requesting accommodations must also submit the general application for housing and pay the deposit.
  7. Please note that the housing accommodations request process is separate from requests for academic accommodations. Additional documentation will be required and reviewed separately from requests for housing accommodations.

ODS is encouraging timeliness with student requests and is asking students to submit documentation and student questions by March 26, 2014. This will allow the Assistant Director two weeks before housing selection begins (the week of April 7) to review the medical documentation, contact the medical provider (if necessary), and meet with the student.

If the request is not granted, students may appeal to the Judicial & Compliance Officer, Debbie Levesque. Appeals must be in writing and submitted within five business days of the denial notice.  Ms. Levesque may be reached at:
             Howard Johnson Hall, Room 1-12
             235 Elm Road
             Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

If you have any questions, please contact the Assistant Director of Disability Services, Jenna Cler, via email (; phone (212.346.1526); during daily walk-in hours (3pm-4pm); or making an appointment (call 212.346.1526).

On April 7 and 8, students with approved for medical accommodations will be required to come to the housing office, meet with the director of housing, choose their housing assignment for 2014-2015, and sign a housing contract.  Approval for a medical accommodation is not designed to provide students with a room selection advantage with respect to building selection.  Unless their medical accommodation requires a specific building, students receiving medical accommodations will be required to choose a room in a building commensurate with where they would be placed if participating in the main room selection process.  For this reason, students approved for a medical accommodation will be limited to the following buildings, based on their room selection numbers (unless the selection of a different building is necessary to meet the specified accommodation):

  • 7.0+ 182 Broadway, Fulton Hall, St. George (if available)

  • 4.0—6.999 182 Broadway, St. George (if available)

  • 0—3.999 55 182 Broadway (triples only), St. George (if available)