Disability Services Center

Housing Accommodations

USM’s Office of Residential Life offers a variety of housing options to students who wish to live on campus.  Housing options include traditional residence hall rooms and suite style options as well as various living and learning communities.  As with all communal living, all housing options at USM involve students sharing living space, bathrooms and other common areas with their peers. The Office of Residential Life strives to create a vibrant community and provide housing that fosters and supports students’ academic, social and personal goals and well-being.

All requests for housing accommodations must include written documentation of your disability from a licensed professional.  To be eligible for accommodations, your disability must significantly restrict your access to and your participation in the residential community.  Submission of a request does not guarantee approval of accommodations.  Examples of accommodations USM may provide include modifying rooms to accommodate students with physical access needs, installing visual alarms in residential rooms for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, assigning a student a room with close proximity to the restroom for medical reasons, or assigning a single room to accommodate adaptive technology equipment.  Because of numerous sites on campus that provide reduced distraction study space, accommodations are generally not provided for academic related needs.   The Disability Services Center (DSC) strongly encourages students whose attendance at the university depends on the availability of on campus housing to apply far in advance of the published deadlines.