Disability Services Center

How to Apply for Housing Accommodations

DSC Housing Accommodations Request Procedure

New residential students must complete and submit a housing contract to the Office of Residential Life by May 1st for fall semester.  Returning students must complete a housing contract during the room selection process and follow the published deadline.

Complete and submit the DSC Housing Accommodations Request form by May 1st.  Requests made after the May 1st deadline will be honored on a space available basis.  Have your licensed medical or other licensed provider complete the DSC Provider Application.  Fillable and printable copies of both forms can be found at the bottom of this page.  Forms may be submitted by e-mail to dsc-usm@maine.edu, printed and faxed to 207-780-4403 or submitted in person at the DSC, 242 Luther Bonney Hall.

Your request will be reviewed by the Housing Accommodations Committee.  This Committee is chaired by the Director of the Disability Services Center. Membership includes representatives from University Health & Counseling and the Office of Residential Life.

You will be notified of the Committee’s decision in writing.

Evaluation of Disability-Based Housing Requests

Housing requests completed in compliance with the guidelines below are considered carefully and on a case-by-case basis.  Below are the three areas considered when evaluating housing requests. A printable copy of our Housing Accommodation Policy is available at the bottom of this page.

Severity of the Condition

Is the impact of the condition life threatening if the request is not met?  Is there a negative health impact that may be permanent if the request is not met? Is the request an integral component of a treatment plan for the condition in question? What is the likely impact on academic performance if the request is not met?

Timing of the Request

Was the request made with an initial housing request? Was the request made before the application deadline for housing requests for the semester in question? Was the request made as soon as possible after identifying the need?

Feasibility and Availability

Is space currently available that meets the student’s needs? Can space be adapted to provide the requested configuration without creating a safety hazard (related to electrical load, emergency egress, etc.)? Are there other effective methods or housing configurations that would achieve similar benefits as the requested configuration?

Housing Accommodations Related Forms

DSC Housing Accommodations Policy Printable PDF

Student Housing Accommodations Request Form Fillable Word

Student Housing Accommodations Request Form Fillable PDF

Student Housing Accommodations Request Printable PDF

Licensed Professional Housing Accommodations Functional Limitations Form Fillable Word

Licensed Professional Housing Accommodations Functional Limitations Form Fillable PDF

Licensed Professional Housing Accommodations Functional Limitations Form Printable PDF