Disability Accommodation in Student Housing

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Housing & Residence Life recognizes the importance of providing reasonable accommodations in its housing policies and practices where necessary for individuals with disabilities to use and enjoy University housing.  Students with disabilities, accommodation or accessibility needs, will follow the same housing application process as all students to apply for on campus housing.

If the disability or need requires some accommodation (e.g., accessible shower, visual fire alarm, single room, therapy animal, etc.) in order to create equal access to the living facility and/or program, the student will register with Disability Resources for Students (DRS) and provide documentation to support the accommodation request. DRS will review the documentation provided and determine what accommodations are reasonable for Housing & Residence Life to provide.  DRS can be contacted at 253-692-4508 or drsuwt@uw.edu.

The deadlines below are preferred dates that DRS must formally notify Housing & Residence Life of approved accommodations. DRS may require up to two months advance notice to review accommodation needs, so please contact them just as soon as you possibly can. Approved housing accommodations received by Housing & Residence Life after the deadline will be accommodated as soon as space becomes available, but there is no guarantee that the accommodation will be provided for the requested quarter.

QUARTER PREFERRED DEADLINE
SUMMER MAY 1ST
AUTUMN JULY 1ST
WINTER NOVEMBER 1ST
SPRING FEBRUARY 1ST