Special Housing for Medical Conditions or Disability Related Needs
The residence halls provide a living environment that allows
students access to the campus and its facilities. The University requires supporting
documentation from an appropriately licensed professional
that outlines how a special housing assignment supports your medical or disability
needs. In compliance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), UT recognizes that students with disabilities may
have special housing needs, therefore a variety of living
options including traditional, suite-style, and private bedrooms are available to
these students. Please be aware that a diagnosis of a medical
condition in and of itself does not automatically qualify you for a special housing
It is the responsibility of the student with a special housing request to make his/her housing needs known to the Office of Residence Life at least 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in which on campus housing is requested. Late requests may result in limited availability of housing options. To fill out a Special Housing Accommodation request form, click here.
In order to meet the disability related needs of an individual student, facilities with existing accessibility features may be further modified as required to meet ADA code. Architectural accommodations may include, but are not limited to, visual fire alarms, and grab bars.
Students with a disability or a medical condition who may require special housing accommodation in any campus residence hall must follow the procedures outlined below. Assigned accommodations may include, but are not limited to, priority assignment to a specific room type, floor, and/or hall. Roommate assignments will be assigned using the regular roommate assignment procedures.
If the accommodation of a private bedroom is requested for any
reason including dietary needs, additional space, quiet environment, etc., and is
determined by the university to be a reasonable accommodation,
the student will be charged the private room rate for the bedroom and residence hall
in which he or she resides. In certain circumstances,
the university will make an individualized determination as to whether an exception
to the room-rate policy may be needed as a modification to
Residency Exemption Requirements
A student must submit a residency exemption request form available here with supporting documentation to the Office of Residence Life to be considered for an exemption. Upon receipt of the residency exemption request, Office of Residence Life will forward the request along with the supporting documentation to the Office of Accessibility or Student Medical Center for review.
Personal Care Assistance
The University of Toledo does not provide personal care assistants to assist with eating, toileting, or dressing. If a student is planning to reside in university housing and requires personal care services, he or she must provide the Office of Residence Life with documentation from an appropriate agency or service that confirms the necessary assistance will be in place effective on the date of residency.
When an individual serves as a personal care attendant for a
student with a disability, he/she may access the student’s room for which they are
providing personal care services for and must adhere to
all university policies, procedures, and regulations while on campus. The student
will be charged the private room rate.
Individuals requiring the use of a service/assistance animal on campus, including university housing, must meet the criteria for accommodations and/or services outlined by the Office of Accessibility.
To appeal a housing accommodation decision, the student must submit in writing a statement of appeal and any additional documentation supporting their initial request in writing to the Director of Residence Life. The Director of Residence Life, who will respond in writing within 10 business days, will have the final decision regarding the request.