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Special Housing Consideration

Clarkson University offers a double occupancy Residential Program for freshman and sophomores and a limited number of slots of alternative housing options for juniors and seniors, determined by a housing lottery.  

Students requesting special housing consideration must make their requests prior to June 15th for incoming freshman and by mid-February for current students (the date is announced each year based on the academic calendar).  Late requests can only be considered on a space available basis. 

Students with disabilities and/or medical conditions who require a specific type of housing to ensure good health or equal access to education may request a housing accommodation through the Office of Accommodative Services.  Students will need to participate in an evaluative intake process, which may also include representatives of the Campus Health Center, Campus Dining Services and the Counseling Center, as deemed appropriate by the Director of the Office of Accommodative Services. A representative from Residence Life will join with the other representatives for the review of requests. 

Requests for special housing consideration for students with disabilities will be evaluated and prioritized based on need. Factors to be considered include severity of the condition, timing of the request, feasibility and availability.   There is no guarantee that on campus housing will be available.  Incoming freshman will be notified of the determination early in July and current students will be notified prior to the Housing Lottery. 

Students must meet with the Director of the Office of Accommodative Services for each year a special housing consideration is being requested, and the evaluative intake process may need to be repeated, depending upon the nature of the condition. 

Please visit the Residence Life site for more information.

Documentation Requirements

In accordance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended in 2008, the Office of Accommodative Services provides equal access to campus residential programs and safeguards against discrimination of students with disabilities as defined by the ADA.  The ADA defines a person as a disability as any person who

  • Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
  • Has a record of such an impairment
  • Is regarded as having such an impairment

In order for the Office of Accommodative Services to determine if a student's condition meets the standard defined by the law an evaluative intake interview will be conducted with the student and any additional documentation supplied will be reviewed.  All decisions are made on a case-by-case basis and any additional information requested following the intake interview will be used to determine current functional limitations caused by the disability as well as any appropriate and reasonable modifications in a campus residential setting. 

Decisions made by the Office of Accommodative Services at Clarkson University may not translate to other institutions. 

Please visit the Rights and Responsibilities page for more information.

Please note that Clarkson University does not provide comprehensive evaluations. 

Please contact the Director of the Office of Accommodative Services with any questions or concerns.

Request for Special Housing Consideration

Request for Medial Housing for Dietary Purposes

Housing Accommodation Agreement