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Housing Accommodations for Needs

The University of Delaware strives to provide a housing assignment to meet every student's needs. A variety of housing options already exist to accommodate you, so please make your housing decisions carefully.

We understand that there are exceptions and circumstances where particular requests and accommodations need to be considered, and they are evaluated carefully.

To consider requests for housing based on medical, psychological, or disability needs accurately and equitably, documentation is required. This documentation consists of an evaluation by an appropriate professional that relates the current impact of the condition to the request.

Housing Request for Medical, Psychological, or Disability Needs

Medical information is confidential and is shared on a "need-to-know" basis. It is maintained in the Office of Disability Support Services. Students can access forms and processes for accommodations here.

For returning students who already have a Housing Accommodations Form on file, please contact the DSS Office at (302) 831-4643. A new form may or may not be necessary.

Please send completed documentation to:

Office of Disability Support Services
240 Academy Street
Alison Hall, Suite 130
Newark, DE 19716
Fax: (302) 831-3261

For 2017-2018 Housing: Returning students must submit documentation or have confirmation that documentation is not needed by February 28. New students must submit information by June 7. Transfer students should submit information by July 14.

Housing Accommodations

If a student is in a special program (e.g. Honors), and the student's need is not available where the program is housed, it may be possible to live in a different residence hall where the student can be accommodated. In cases of ADA necessity, the University may install an air conditioning unit in rooms housing special programs.

NOTE: While each request will be considered, specific areas and types of rooms are not guaranteed. The room assignment is for the student with the documented disability only. Specific roommates requests may or may not be accommodated.

Please see the DSS website for more information.