Disability-Related Housing Accommodations

Requests for accommodations related to University Residence Life and Housing should be submitted directly to the Office of Accessibility, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-6213.

In order for accommodation requests to be considered for housing assignments, students must submit documentation of a current impairment(s) that substantially limits a major life activity. This documentation should be submitted directly to the Office of Accessibility as soon as possible, preferably at the time the Housing Contract is submitted to the Department of Residence Life and Housing.

The Office of Accessibility will determine whether the current impairment qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act and whether or not reasonable housing accommodations are warranted. Final decisions regarding specific accommodations and how they will be implemented will be made after consultation between the Director of Residence Life and Housing and the Director of the Office of Accessibility or their designees.

Things to Remember for Disability-Related Housing Accommodation Requests

1. Complete the housing application and send it to the Department of Residence Life and Housing. You can obtain a housing application on the Web site.

Department of Residence Life and Housing
The University of Akron
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325-1401

2. Have an appropriate treating professional complete the Disability-Related Housing Accommodations Request Form. Return the completed form to the Office of Accessibility.

3. Once completed documentation is received, the Office of Accessibility will send a letter explaining the next step.