Medical Accommodations for Housing Overview

Residence Life strives to ensure an equitable, inclusive, and safe living environment for all residential Westminster students. We hold that campus living is an important and invaluable social experience at Westminster. In order to ensure that all students can participate in the campus residence experience, as fully as possible, we provide reasonable housing accommodations to students with disabilities.

Review

The Housing Accommodation Review process is intended to ensure that any requested housing accommodation 1) is reasonable and practicable, 2) does not substantially alter the intended goals and provisions of Westminster’s existing residence policies, and 3) serves to resolve, ameliorate, or address one or more significant barriers to accessing a safe, inclusive, and equitable residence housing environment, which are directly associated with a student’s diagnosed disability.

 

Timeline and Due Dates

Current Students 

 

The priority accommodation process for current Westminster Students for the 2022-2023 academic year is as follows:

  • Turn in both forms before Friday, January 28, 2022 at 4:30PM to Faith Craig in the Office of Disability Resources. They are attached in the Related Documents section:
    • Student Form
    • Physician Form

Forms submitted prior to Friday, January 28, 2022 at 4:30PM will be reviewed by the first week of February. Forms received later than this date will be reviewed after June 15, 2022 for our returning students, this will be after our incoming student placements are completed. Exceptions to this will be made on a case by case basis through the Housing Accommodations Committee. At that time, the available housing options will be significantly decreased so students are highly encouraged to submit material by the stated due date.

 

Incoming Students 

We ask that incoming students submit forms as soon as possible after their initial deposit, however we acknowledge that it may take students time to navigate Westminster College and the process. To ensure the best accommodations on campus as possible we please ask that you complete this process prior to the start of August as after that date there will be an expected delay in the decision process.

On/Off Campus Accomodations

Please note that our priority is to make accommodations within our campus housing stock. We are able to provide a variety of environments that can meet the needs of many of our students with medical/psychological conditions. Westminster College holds the value of a residential experience as vital to students’ success. As such, every attempt will be made to accommodate students within on campus housing and off campus accommodations will only be explored when all other options have been exhausted.

Dietary Needs If the basis of your request is dietary your request should be made through the Office of Disability Resources. While there may be housing implications, these accommodations are not housing accommodations.