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Housing Accommodation Information

Housing and Residential Life Accommodation Processes

Deadlines for Housing Accommodation Requests

  • Summer Students - January 16th (For Summer Semester only)
  • Current Students -March 1st (For Fall & Spring Semester)
  • Incoming First Year Students–June 16th (For Fall & Spring Semester)
  • Currently Off Campus or Transfer Students - December 1st (For Spring Semester only)

Applications submitted after the above dates will be considered. However, placement based on late requests, including any needs that develop during the semester, cannot be guaranteed.

Medical Housing Accommodation Process

Living within a community of shared spaces can be challenging. However, requests for specific housing based on preferences rather than documented medical conditions will not be approved. Please be aware that residence halls are not designed to be quiet and distraction-free environments and there are no substantial differences between single and standard double rooms. The Institute provides access to alternative spaces outside of the residence hall rooms to be used for studying.

*To reside on campus, with or without housing accommodations, students must have paid the housing deposit and be in good disciplinary standing with the Institute

 

To request a new housing accommodation for a medical disability:

Step 1: Complete the online request form.

Step 2: Have your medical provider complete and submit the Medical documentation form. It must include the following:

  • Medical Diagnosis 
  • Fundamental impact diagnosis has on the residential program
  • Specific housing accommodation that alleviates barrier(s) caused by medical condition

The medical documentation form can be submitted via fax at 617-989-4571 or by mail to:

The Center for Wellness

550 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02115

The information provided (request form and medical documentation) will be evaluated by the Housing Accommodation Committee. Accommodation decisions are e-mailed to students.  Decisions may include specific room assignments or suggestions for housing options.

 

To renew a previously approved medical housing accommodation:

Step 1: Complete the online renewal form.

*Students must reapply for accommodations every year.

Americans with Disabilities Information

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination, are guaranteed equal access to programs and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations. To establish that an individual is covered under the act, documentation must indicate that a specific disability exists and substantially limits one or more major life activities, as well as supports the request for accommodation.

A diagnosis of a disorder/condition/syndrome in and of itself does not automatically qualify an individual accommodation under the ADA.