Retraction of Request
ACCESS works with students who have certified, documented disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Documentation will be required in order to fairly and equitably evaluate Disability Related Residential Life Accomodation Requests.
Students must provide that specifically addresses the need for a Disability Related Residential Life Accommodation.
Please be aware that a diagnosis in and of itself does not automatically qualify a student for a Disability Related Residential Life Accommodation.
All Disability Related Residential Life Accommodation Requests are determined on a case-by-case basis by ACCESS.
Accommodation recommendations are not location specific. Accommodations can often be provided via many housing options allowing for the types of environmental controls recommended and deemed reasonable/appropriate.
ACCESS and Residential Life may work collaboratively along with other departments on campus in order to determine reasonable and appropriate solutions to requests in situations where requests do not necessitate specific accommodation.
Residential Life will contact all current students in the spring semester to begin the process for Room Selection for the next academic year. Please follow all Residential Life processes. If you are interested in any type of Residential Learning Community/Programmed Housing, please follow the application process in addition to following the procedures for requesting a Disability Related Residential Life Accommodation
A student who is seeking a Disability Related Residential Life Accommodation Request must contact ACCESS during the established time period to request accommodations.
It is the responsibility of the student with a disability to request accommodations within Residential Life Deadlines. Late requests may result in limited availability of or inability to provide accommodations
Begin the process with ACCESS early
Send in your documentation to be reviewed well before the deadline: prior to June 30
Disability Related Residential Life Accommodation Requests will be responded to on a first come, first served basis.
Notification of Recommendation Given/Denied will be emailed to a student’s UVM email account
If your Request has been denied, you can appeal.
Transfer Students please visit Residential Life’s Informational Website on Housing Options:
Transfer Housing Options
Graduate Students please visit Residential Life’s Informational Website on Housing Options:
Graduate Housing Options
Non Traditional Students please visit Residential Life’s Informational Website on Housing Options:
Non-Traditional Housing Options
If a Disability Related Residential Life Accommodation Request is denied, the student may appeal that decision. The student must submit a written statement of appeal to ACCESS and may include any new documentation that was not originally reviewed or available which supports the original Request. The Director of ACCESS or designee will respond in writing within ten days. This will be final decision regarding the Request.
If a student would like to retract their original Disability Related Residential Life Accommodation Request, the student must submit a written Statement of Retraction to ACCESS specifying why they are no longer seeking the accommodation and the alternative they have found in place of the original Request.