Medical, Non-ADA, Housing Modification
Housing Modification Request for Students with a Non-ADA Medical Condition
Note: Students who have certified, documented disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act should contact the UVM ACCESS Office. If a student is unsure about his/her classification, contact the UVM ACCESS Office for clarification.
If a student would like to request a housing modification based on a non-ADA medical condition, s/he should read this information, as well as the information on the Residential Life website and have a current primary care/other medical professional complete the following form in its entirety. Student Health Services will review the request and respond directly to the student and to Residential Life with a recommendation. Residential Life will review the recommendation and issue a housing assignment. In most cases, Residential Life follows our recommendation, but they are sometimes limited by room type availability.
Student Health Services supports the mission of Residential Life, and strives to help all students be successful at UVM. We are happy to be part of a student’s care team and look forward to helping all students live comfortably on our campus. Please be aware that we very infrequently recommend single rooms, and there are other modifications that we recommend, such as living in a quiet hall.
To accurately assess a student’s request, we require current and comprehensive documentation of the student’s health condition from a current primary care/other medical professional who is qualified to make the diagnosis. The documentation must substantiate a diagnosed condition as it relates to housing needs. Submission of this form does not guarantee the fulfillment of a request, and this form must be submitted each year for review to renew the request. A note from a doctor which says "I recommend a single room for this student" is not sufficient.
For full consideration, first year students must submit their request by the deadlines established by Residential Life.
If you have questions or need more information, contact Jill Hoppenjans, Student Health Director of Operations, Jill.Hoppenjans@uvm.edu, (802) 656-3325.
Housing Modification Request for Students with a non-ADA Medical Condition
Last modified October 14 2010 08:39 AM