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.
If you believe that you require consideration for special housing accommodations based on medical need and/or disability status, please adhere to the following steps:
Returning Students - Your application and “Provider Form” should be completed and submitted by January 31, 2020. Corresponding eligibility determinations will be made by February 21, 2020.
New Students - Your application and “Provider Form” should be completed and submitted by May 15, 2020. Corresponding eligibility determinations will be made by June 5, 2020.
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.
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.