If you plan to request accommodations for housing after your first year please submit the following items by February 1st, 2013 to the Office of Disability Services (137 Daniels Hall).
- Housing Accommodation Request Form
- Appropriate documentation supporting the need for accommodations you will be requesting. The health care professional providing documentation cannot be related to the student.
If the accommodations you are requesting were approved in a previous year and your disability and accommodation request have not changed, you will not need to re-submit documentation unless specifically requested by ODS staff.
Other important dates and deadlines:
- In order to answer specific questions about disability-related accommodations, please attend out info session on January 17th at 4:00pm in the East Hall Conference Room.
- Complete the Housing Lottery Survey on Bannerweb by February 7th, 2013
- Please be sure to complete the registration questionnaire on Banner to get a lottery number, even if you think you will accept the accommodated placement. You are not penalized for having a lottery number and not attending the selection night. You WILL NOT be able to get a lottery number if you decide to decline your accommodated placement and have not gotten a lottery number through the general process.
- You will have the opportunity to receive a lottery number for the general placement process before you decide whether you’d like to accept the accommodated placement option or pursue the general lottery and placement process.
- Accept Accommodations Placement and Complete Housing Contract by February 18th, 2013
- Once a Housing Contract is submitted this commits you to housing for the upcoming academic year.
While applications submitted after these dates will be accepted and considered, WPI cannot guarantee that it will be able to meet late applicants’ accommodation needs, including any needs that develop during the semester.
There is a difference between Housing Accommodations and Housing Preferences. Student preferences for certain types of housing (ground floor, air conditioning, etc.) cannot generally be granted, whereas reasonable accommodations are provided to students with documented disabilities.