Applications Due Friday, Februrary 10th, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.
Please complete this application if you are requesting special consideration in the room selection process because of a disability or health-related condition. This application must be fully completed and submitted with current medical documentation no later than Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. In addition, if you feel that you may have a disability you are also encouraged, but not required, to contact the Office of Disability Services (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please read the following information about the special needs housing process before completing and submitting your application:
The special needs housing process is administered jointly by Housing and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students.
- Students applying for special needs housing may only have one roommate or drawmate. The number of students requesting special needs housing has increased dramatically over the last several years and the system becomes unworkable with groups larger than two. For seniors with asthma and allergies, given your priority in the draw, your needs can be met through the regular room draw process and you should not submit an application. We are committed to the fairness of this process and as such will not take enormously popular or prime rooms out of the regular room draw process. As such, three-room doubles will not be used for special needs housing.
Consistent with New Jersey state law, all dormitories are smoke free.
- Your physical needs will receive priority attention. Secondarily, we will do our best to accommodate some of your other preferences. You are not obligated to accept a special needs assignment.
You will be asked to identify rooms that would meet your needs. This is simply to provide some examples that would be suitable. It is used as a guideline. Your assignment will be made with consideration of all the information provided in this process and is NOT constrained to just the rooms suggested.
Please note that Rights, Rules, Responsibilities states: "Members of the University community are expected to be honest and straight-forward in their official dealings with University processes, activities, and personnel. This obligation includes...providing accurate information on official forms and documents as well as to University personnel...Deliberate violations will be considered serious offenses...” (p. 2) Any student found to be providing inaccurate or misleading information in order to gain an advantage in on-campus housing will face University disciplinary action.
Rooms larger than a double will not be made available during the special needs housing process.
Please do not call the Housing Office or the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students regarding your assignment. You will be contacted by e-mail with your assignment by the end of the week of March 1st.
When: The Application Deadline
All applications will be available on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017. All applications must be submitted on or before Friday, February 10th, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.
You must provide up-to-date medical documentation of your condition/need, even if you were housed through the special needs process last year. Applications without medical documentation will not be considered. Documentation must be uploaded in PDF, Word Document or any Image format to the Supporting Documentation section of the application.
All special needs applicants must meet with either Angie Hodgeman, Manager of Undergraduate Housing, 5th floor, New South or Dean Bryant Blount, 313 West College, in order to be considered for special needs housing. Dean Blount will meet with students whose last name begins with A-M, and Ms. Hodgeman will meet with those whose last name begins with N-Z.
Ms. Hodgeman’s and Dean Blount's open hours (no appointment necessary) to meet with Special Needs applicants are:
Wednesday, February 22nd 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday, February 22nd 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Friday, February 24th 1:00pm - 4:00 pm
If you are unable to make any of these times, please call Ms. Hodgeman at 8-3461 or Dean Blount at 8-3061 to arrange an appointment before February 24th. Meetings usually last no more than 5 minutes.
Thank you for your interest, the Special Needs Housing Application is currently closed.