UMBC Housing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
UMBC considers Residential Life an integral part of a student’s development and will make every effort to coordinate reasonable housing accommodations for students with qualifying documented disabilities to allow for full inclusion in the residential community. For example, reasonable modifications in campus housing might include ensuring that a student has access to an elevator or ADA grab bars in the bathroom. Housing accommodations and/or modifications arranged due to disability will be the result of an interactive process between the student, the Office of Student Disability Services, and Residential Life.
Requests for housing accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. The University will prioritize requests based on documented need, space availability, and timeliness of requests. Requests must be submitted and reviewed on a yearly basis in accordance with posted Residential Life timelines for housing applications.
How to Request Housing Accommodations:
Students with documented disabilities that would like to request a housing accommodation based on a disability/disabling condition will need to register with the Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) through Accommodate (via the online SDS Registration Form) and provide documentation of their disability and limitations that would require a modification to housing. **Students should also note their housing accommodation requests on the housing application submitted to Residential Life.