Requesting Housing Accommodations

How to Request Housing Accommodations

Students new to housing accommodations

Students with disabilities may be eligible for accommodations in the university’s residence halls. Students can request housing accommodations and provide supporting documentation. To be eligible, students must meet the posted deadlines and follow all policies related to the housing selection process. While late requests for accommodations may be submitted, such requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis and it is less likely that the university will be able to grant them. To make a housing accommodation request, please complete the online form.

Students who have received housing accommodations in previous semesters

Students who were authorized for accommodations during fall semester are guaranteed the same accommodations during their subsequent spring semester without having to make an additional request for the accommodation.

Rising sophomores who were approved for accommodations during the previous academic year must confirm if they plan to continue using their accommodation for the upcoming fall semester by completing the housing portal application by the deadline listed below. Information about completing the housing portal application will be sent to students by Housing Operations. Students seeking continued accommodation do not need to resubmit documentation of their disability to SDS.

Deadlines for Making a Request

*Note: On-campus housing is not typically provided for rising juniors and seniors. Contact SDS for specific needs.

Deadlines for housing accommodations requests, including the submission of required documentation, are as follows:

  • Rising sophomores seeking accommodations during fall semester: 12 PM EST, Friday, February 16, 2024
  • Incoming freshmen and transfer students seeking accommodations during fall semester: 12 PM EST, Friday, June 14, 2024


Students making new housing accommodations requests for spring semester who weren’t residing on campus during fall semester (i.e. transfer students, students returning from leave of absence, students returning from study abroad, etc.) must do so no later than November 15th. Students who are residing on campus during fall semester without accommodations, but who wish to be accommodated during spring semester, must meet this deadline as well.

If you have any questions regarding your housing application, please reach out directly to the Housing Office by calling 410-516-7960 or emailing

SDS will notify the student when a decision has been made regarding an accommodation request. SDS and university Housing collaborate to identify room assignments that meet approved accommodations. Students will be notified by University Housing of their housing assignment prior to the beginning of the school year.


Diagnoses and other disability-related information will only be shared with the Director of Housing and Operations to the extent necessary to determine appropriate accommodations. All disability-related documentation submitted by students and their medical providers will be maintained in Accommodate.