Housing Accommodations



Students requesting a housing accommodation based on a disability must register with the Office of Student Accessibility Services if the student has not previously done so.

The two forms below are required when requesting a housing accommodation, as well as documentation from a qualified professional which supports the request (see documentation guidelines on the Accessibility Needs Assessment Questionnaire):

Request for Housing Accommodation Form 2014-2015

Accessibility Needs Assessment Form

Once the questionnaire, request for housing form and supporting documentation is received, the request for registration of a disability and accommodations will be reviewed.  The student will be notified by email to their Connecticut College email address of the outcome of the review. The review process generally takes about one to two weeks after the required documents have been received if the request is placed during the school year. 

New or transfer students prior to entry:

An entering first year or transfer student with a disability in need of a specific housing accommodation must submit the following to the Office of Student Accessibility Services:

  • An Accessibility Needs Assessment Questionnaire indicating your request for a housing accommodation
  • Request for Housing Accommodation Form
  • Documentation supporting your request for a housing accommodation (see documentation guidelines listed on the Accessibility Needs Assessment Questionnaire)

Submit all of the above by the date listed on the Accessibility Needs Assessment Questionnaire as filing after this date may delay receiving housing accommodations until after the start of the semester, at which time availability may be limited.

Contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services if you have any questions regarding this process.

Current students requesting during the school year:

A current student with a disability who has a need for a housing accommodation that becomes necessary during the school year must submit the following to the Office of Student Accessibility Services:

  • An Accessibility Needs Assessment Questionnaire indicating your request for a housing accommodation (see forms above)
  • Request for Housing Accommodation Form
  • Documentation supporting your request for a housing accommodation (see documentation guidelines listed on the Accessibility Needs Assessment Questionnaire)

Contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services if you have any questions regarding this process.

Continuing students in need of a housing accommodation for the next academic year:

A continuing student with a disability who has a need for a housing accommodation for the next academic year must submit the following to the Office of Student Accessibility Services prior to the housing lottery (deadline date for filing is listed on the Request for Housing Accommodation Form):

  • An Accessibility Needs Assessment Questionnaire (if you have not already submitted)
  • Request for Housing Accommodation Form
  • Documentation which supports your request, unless current documentation is already on file with the Student Accessibility Services office (See documentation guidelines listed on the Accessibility Needs Assessment Questionnaire.).  If you have any questions on currency please check with the Student Accessibility Services office.

In addition to submitting a request for a housing accommodation each year, students must follow all other procedures and instructions outlined in the Housing Lottery booklet which can be found on the Residential Education and Living website:  http://www.conncoll.edu/campus-life/residential-life/housing-lottery/.      

Requests for necessary accommodations are highly encouraged to be made prior to the housing lottery because availability of rooms which might meet the student’s need is greater at that time. Students who have been granted accommodations in previous years must submit a new housing request each year.

Contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services if you have any questions regarding this process.

Students returning from study away Spring semester:

A study away student returning to campus for the spring semester who has a need for a housing accommodation must submit the following to the Office of Student Accessibility Services by the end of the Fall Semester:

  • An Accessibility Needs Assessment Questionnaire ( if you have not already submitted)
  • Request for Housing Accommodation Form
  • Documentation which supports your request unless current documentation is already on file with the Student Accessibility Services office (See documentation guidelines listed on the Accessibility Needs Assessment Questionnaire).  If you have any questions on currency please check with the Office of Student Accessibility Services.

Contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services if you have any questions regarding this process.

Students returning from medical or personal leave:

A student returning from medical or personal leave who has a need for a housing accommodation must submit the following to the Office of Student Accessibility Services as soon as a return to campus is determined:

  • An Accessibility Needs Assessment Questionnaire ( if you have not already submitted)
  • Request for Housing Accommodation Form
  • Documentation which supports your request unless current documentation is already on file with the Student Accessibility Services office (See documentation guidelines listed on the Accessibility Needs Assessment Questionnaire).  If you have any questions on currency please check with the Student Accessibility Services office.

Contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services if you have any questions regarding this process.

Appealing a decision on a housing accommodation

If you feel that the housing determination is not adequate for the needs of your disability you have the ability to appeal the decision. Please supply additional/more current documentation or include additional factors that were not considered in the original decision to the Office of Student Accessibility Services.

Contact Information:

Barbara L. McLlarky, Director
On campus x5428, or 860-439-5428
Fax: 860-439-2003
barbara.mcllarky@conncoll.edu

 

Lillian Liebenthal, Student Accessibility Coordinator
On campus x5428, or 860-439-5428
lillian.liebenthal@conncoll.edu

 

Office of Student Accessibility Services
College Center at Crozier-Williams, Second Floor, Room 221
Campus Box 5264
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320