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Housing for Medical or Disability-Related Needs

Dartmouth College provides support services and reasonable accommodations to students with medical and/or psychiatric disabilities who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The College strives to address functional limitations and behavioral manifestations by making reasonable accommodations for each qualifying condition. Examples are accessible rooms for mobility-impaired students and fire alarm devices for deaf students. In addition, we provide temporary assistance for short term conditions if space permits. For example, a student may need to move to a ground floor location while recuperating from knee surgery.

Individuals who request housing accommodations for medical and/or disability-related needs may be exempt from Room Draw and/or the general housing process. To apply for this housing, a student must indicate this on the Banner Student Application and submit the Documentation for Accommodation Needs form (we require that the professional/provider completing these forms is not a family member through blood, marriage or other legal arrangement) and any appropriate documentation to the Undergraduate Housing Office.

Application Deadlines

Fall 2016- April 21, 2016 - BannerStudent Application and Documentation for Accommodation Needs form

Summer 2016- May 16, 2016- BannerStudent Application and Documentation for Accommodation Needs form

Winter 2017- October 17, 2016- BannerStudent Application and Documentation for Accommodation Needs form

Spring 2017- February 13, 2017- BannerStudent Application and Documentation for Accommodation Needs form

Undergraduate Housing Relocation Policy for Students with Disabilities

Dartmouth College is committed to ensuring our residential programs are readily accessible to and usable by students with disabilities. To the extent that student housing or residential programs may not be readily accessible, Dartmouth College will make reasonable efforts to enable students with disabilities to participate in and receive the benefits of Dartmouth residential programs. Those efforts may include relocation of the program, redesign of equipment, reassignment of programs or services to alternative sites, alteration of existing facilities or other reasonable methods which make the residential programs and activities accessible under the circumstances.

Individuals seeking accommodations in order to participate in residential programs are encouraged to provide as much advance notice as possible, but in any event, a minimum of six months. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or information on accessibility should contact Rachael Class-Giguere, the Director of Undergraduate Housing, at 603-646-3093 or

Last Updated: 3/25/16