I require special housing accommodations. What options do I have?
Loyola is committed to honoring the dignity of every member of the 'Pack. Loyola students with medical needs or special circumstances may request appropriate housing accommodations. In order to request housing accommodations, students must submit a Housing Accommodation Request Form and appropriate disability documentation to Disability Services for consideration.
Requests for housing accommodations should be submitted by the appropriate deadline for the fall term:
- Returning students: February 15, 2013
- Incoming students: May 1, 2013
Requests will be evaluated once all documentation is received by Disability Services. Only students with approved accommodation requests will be provided housing accommodations.
Completed requests will be reviewed by the appropriate University officials and a verification of the approved accommodation will be provided to the Office of Residential Life by the Director of Disability Services.
Important information regarding special accommodation requests:
- The fact of medical diagnosis does not guarantee or automatically qualify the student for a special or priority room assignment.
- Loyola University New Orleans provides many types of housing in multiple residence halls. Statements or recommendations from your physician or treating medical professional should not be interpreted as automatic approval of a specific housing accommodation or room assignment.
- Residential Life is unable to provide special housing accommodations based solely on a diagnosis of ADD or ADHD.
- Disability or specific medical need will take priority over residence hall preference.
- Accommodations are provided to the individual student, if approved, not to her/his group or preferred roommates. The student is required to assess the importance and significance of the accommodation versus preference of roommate(s) or residence hall.
- Single-occupancy rooms are very limited in on-campus housing, and may not be recommended except in cases involving clear and substantiated need.
Please contact the Director of Disability Services by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (504) 865-2990 for more information about disability services and academic resources at Loyola University New Orleans, and to obtain a Special Housing Accommodations request form.
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