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We have moved! The Goldman Center is now in the basement of the Howard Tilton Library, Suites B-25 and B-30.

Special Housing Accommodations

Tulane University strives to create intentional, comfortable, and supportive living communities that account for the needs of all students. We recognize that individuals may occasionally require specific housing accommodations to achieve the aforementioned objective. As such, we have established a Special Housing Accommodation Committee, which represents a collaborative effort between Housing & Residence Life, Campus Health, Dining Services, and the Goldman Center for Student Accessibility. The Committee provides a student-focused process that allows individuals to receive consideration for special housing accommodations based on medical need and/or disability status. 

NOTE: The University’s priority will always be to accommodate students’ documented medical and/or disability-related needs over specific roommate and/or building requests.

To request special housing accommodations based on medical need and/or disability status: 

  1. Complete the online application form in the Goldman Portal and submit supporting documentation. Your provider may use the Provider Form available to download here. If you are already affiliated with the Goldman Center, you may need to submit an “Additional Accommodation Request” through your existing Goldman Center Portal. 
  2. Schedule a meeting with a Goldman Center staff member to discuss your request through an interactive process. Meetings are scheduled via phone or email. 
  3. Your request will need to be processed through the Housing Committee. The final decision on your accommodation will be granted after the Housing Committee has convened and the determination will be sent by email from the Goldman Center.  

Housing Committee - The Housing Committee meets monthly throughout the year to discuss special housing accommodations. The Committee provides a student-focused process that allows individuals to receive consideration for special housing accommodations based on medical need and/or disability status.  As such, we have established a Special Housing Accommodation Committee, which represents a collaborative effort between Housing & Residence Life, Campus Health, Dining Services, and the Goldman Center for Student Accessibility 


Current/Returning Students

Housing accommodation requests should be submitted with documentation through the Goldman Center following the steps detailed above. Housing accommodation requests for Fall 2023 should be submitted no later than mid-February 2023.  

New/Incoming Students

Accepted students should submit their request for housing accommodations based on disability and/or medical need to the Goldman Center at their earliest convenience between March 1 and June 1 2023. You will follow the same process as outlined above.

Late Applications

The Special Housing Accommodations Committee is dedicated to ensuring that all students receive housing assignments that are consistent with their documented needs. Please note, however, that the University may not be able to honor special housing accommodation requests received after the deadline, even if the Committee approves the corresponding student’s request. 


 

General Information / Disclaimers - Please note that University housing is not a distraction-reduced environment. Accordingly, students are not granted housing accommodations for learning and/or attention disabilities.  Also, the University follows the guidelines of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology in granting housing accommodations for environmental allergens. Consistent with those guidelines, students with housing accommodations due to environmental allergens will be permitted to purchase and bring allergen-proof fabric covers for bedding, a dehumidifier and/or a HEPA filter air purifier. 

The University’s priority will always be to accommodate a student’s documented medical and/or disability-related needs over specific roommate and/or building requests.

NOTE: By engaging in the Special Housing Accommodation review process, you are giving permission for Committee members to share and discuss information about your medical condition and/or disability status strictly and specifically as it applies to your housing needs.