Housing Accommodation Requests
Housing Accommodations are one of two types:
- Individuals with substantially limiting disabilities* who are registering or already registered with the Disability Resource Center should discuss any reasonable housing accommodation with their assigned DRC Specialist. If the DRC recommends the accommodation to the Department of Housing & Residential Life, as long as the student has met the appropriate deadlines for application and deposit, the student will be accommodated.
- In cases where the student’s major medical condition does not meet the definition of a disability, they may choose to petition University Health and Counseling Services for an accommodation if the student believes the condition significantly limits his/her ability to live in an assigned residence hall. Please note that Northeastern will make every reasonable effort but may not be able to accommodate a medical condition not deemed a disability. Documentation must be updated annually by the application deadline.
In both cases, the same Housing Accommodation Form (Microsoft Word document) must be completed by the clinician currently treating the student for the disability or the medical condition for which the request for accommodation is made.
Students considered for a reasonable accommodation must have been "guaranteed housing" (first year and second year students only) or assigned a lottery number and met application and deposit deadlines. Note: the Housing Accommodation process is in addition to the general applciation process.
Northeastern will not remove a student from the wait list for housing based on their need for accommodation.
Please review these Frequently Asked Questions before you submit an e-mail inquiry: Housing Accommodation FAQs (.pdf format)
Students who have questions about requesting accommodations for housing based on disabilities or major medical conditions can email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Housing Accommodation Form (.doc format)
*Under the ADAAA (American Disability Act Amendment Act) guidelines a person with a disability is one with a physical, mental, emotional or chronic health impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Examples of disabilities are Chronic or Degenerative Disorders, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Mobility Impairment, Psychiatric Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Vision Impairment.