Residential Accommodations

TU provides residential accommodations on a case-by-case basis for students with a documented disability AND a housing contract with either University Housing or Capstone Properties, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Office of Accessibility and Disability Services (ADS), Housing and Residence  Life (HRL), and other university partners work collaboratively to provide approved accommodations for students with disabilities to allow for full inclusion in the residential community. The university will prioritize requests based on documented need and space availability. This means, residential assignments are made in accordance with the approved accommodation(s), and specific residence areas or buildings are not guaranteed. 

Requests for residential accommodations must be based on a documented disability and supported by disability documentation that illustrates clear and substantial barriers to being placed in a standard housing assignment.  Requests for housing assignments based on a student’s preference (i.e., particular building, room, or roommate, or access to quiet study space, etc), rather than medical necessity, will not be honored. 

Reasonable housing accommodations may include but are not limited to:

  • ADA equipped room (wheelchair accessible, grab bars, roll in shower)  
  • Low occupancy room (double room) 
  • Single room/ private bedroom 
  • Bathroom in-suite (shared with up to 9 students) 
  • Semi-private bathroom (shared between 2 students) 
  • Strobe/Flashing Alarm equipped room 
  • Additional microfridge for med storage 
  • Emotional support animal 
  • Service animal  

Residential accommodation requests must be submitted to ADS and will be reviewed on a yearly basis. Requests can be submitted to ADS at any time; however, for best consideration in terms of availability, returning students should submit their requests no later than February 28 and new students, no later than June 15

For more detailed information regarding this process, please see the Housing Accommodation Requests page.