Housing Accommodations and Adjustments for Disability-related or Medical Needs


Dartmouth College is committed to ensuring a living and learning experience that meets the needs of all students. A variety of disabilities or medical conditions may necessitate an accommodation or adjustment to provide a student with an accessible living environment in Dartmouth housing. 

Reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 may include physically accessible rooms and/or private rooms or bathrooms for students with mobility or certain chronic medical conditions (e.g., autoimmune disorders, cancer, etc.), or visual or tactile fire alarms or other safety devices for students who are Deaf or have a hearing loss. 

In addition, adjustments can often be made for students with temporary injuries or chronic respiratory or other medical conditions that do not rise to the level of disability. For example, a student recovering from knee surgery may be relocated to a ground floor, or a student with asthma or severe allergies may require a carpet-free room. Assistance for these conditions may be offered, as space permits.

To apply for a housing accommodation or adjustment, a student must state their need on the relevant housing application on DartHub, Housing StarPortal and apply through Student Accessibility Services. Please feel free to contact us at residential.life@dartmouth.edu or Student.Accessibility.Services@dartmouth.edu with any questions about the application process, documentation requirements, or housing accommodations or adjustments available through Dartmouth Residential Life.

Application for Housing Accommodations or Adjustments

Student Submitting New Requests

Management of housing accommodation/adjustment is a joint process through the Housing Office and Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Requests for accommodations will apply through SAS. (If you are already registered with SAS, please ask your provider to complete the SAS disability verification form regarding your housing needs.) If approved for a housing accommodation through the SAS office, Undergraduate Housing will work with you on your housing based on their recommendation, your housing preferences, and available space.