THE REVIEW PERIOD (MARCH 1-17) FOR UPPERCLASS HOUSING ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS FOR THE FALL 2019 SEMESTER HAS PASSED.
Dickinson is a residential college and the residential experience is understood to be an integral part of a Dickinson education. Dickinson is committed to the full participation of students with disabilities in all aspects of College life, including residential life.
Please be advised that requests for particular housing assignments based on a student’s preference, rather than need, for a particular type of living environment or location will not be honored. (e.g. A student with ADHD or a learning disability seeking a single room to serve as a quiet, undisturbed place to study represents a preference, but not a necessity.) Accordingly, single room accommodations are reserved for individuals whose documentation illustrates clear and substantial needs, and for whom a standard housing assignment with a roommate is not viable.
Here is more information regarding policies and deadlines regarding the Disability Accommodation Request Procedures for College Housing.
Students seeking a housing accommodation will need to submit the appropriate documentation to Access and Disability Services (ADS). Documentation must include:
- Disability Disclosure and Accommodation Request Form - Students are to complete and submit this online form.
- Disability Documentation Form for College Housing - To be completed by the student's health care provider and sent directly to ADS via email, fax, or mail.
- Documentation of the disability - Please refer to our specific guidelines for proper documentation.
Documentation and requests should be submitted to ADS by one of the following means:
US Mail: Access and Disability Services
P.O Box 1773
Old West Lower Level, Room 5
Carlisle, PA 17013
NOTE: The presentation of documentation and/or the recommendation of a care provider does not automatically guarantee disability status or specific accommodations.
HOUSING ACCOMMODATION REQUEST DEADLINES
THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE (MARCH 17th, 2019) FOR THE 2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR HAS PASSED FOR RETURNING STUDENTS.
After this time (which allows for documentation review and communication with care providers), the housing lottery will take place so it is critical that requests for housing accommodation are submitted before the Match 17th deadline. This deadline was established to provide the College with sufficient time to review requests and for consideration to be given to specific housing-related needs before the complex housing assignment process for all Dickinson students begins.
If you have a need for a housing accommodation which arises for the first time after the deadline, email firstname.lastname@example.org to make it known that you will be submitting a post-deadline request. The Housing Accommodation Committee will strive to determine and, for those deemed eligible, meet newly arising needs for housing accommodations as soon as reasonably possible given the limited availability of housing options following the assignment process. If accommodated housing is granted, but unavailable, the student will be placed on a priority waitlist until such housing becomes available.
If you wish to seek a housing accommodation request for subsequent semesters, we urge you to take note of the guidance, notification information, and deadlines posted in the Disability Accommodation Request Procedures for College Housing.