New Brunswick Campus
Those students requiring reasonable accommodations related to a disability for housing on the New Brunswick Campus, should visit the New Brunswick Office of Housing and Residence Life website for the latest information about living on campus. In addition, you are required to fill out the Housing Disability Request Form and have your treating professional fill out the Housing Accommodation Documentation Form.
Those students requiring housing accommodations should reach out to the Rutgers-Newark Office of Disability Services via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 973-353-5375. To request housing accommodations, fill out the Housing Disability Request Form and have an appropriate medical provider fill out the Housing Accommodation Documentation Form.
Students should visit the Newark Office of Housing and Residence Life website for the latest information about living on campus.
Students requiring accommodations in on-campus housing for the Camden campus should fill out the Housing Disability Request Form and have your treating professional fill out the Housing Accommodation Documentation Form. Please reach out to the campus Disability Services Office with any questions you may have.
Students should visit the Camden Housing and Residence Life website for the latest information about living on campus.
Housing Disability Accommodation Request Form
Rutgers University Residence Life is committed to providing equal educational opportunity by supporting the full participation of all students in our campus community. We promote the ideals of diversity and inclusion by accommodating the various needs of our students who stay with us on campus. We do not discriminate in any University programs or activities. We prohibit the harassment of our community members.
Students who need accommodations must inform Residence Life of the nature of their request. Staff will not ask for more information than is needed to adequately review a request. All disclosed information will be kept confidential (except as needed to implement accommodations). Recognizing that students are not all alike, and have different needs and desires, Residence Life addresses each request on an individual, case-by-case basis.
Recommended Timeline for Submitting a Request
NEW RUTGERS UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
New students to Rutgers should submit the Housing Disability Request Form for the campus they will be living on as soon as they apply for housing early in the spring semester. Students should aim to have completed and submitted their forms by June 1st prior to the fall semester for which they require accommodations for on-campus university housing. All requests, including those received after June 1st, will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis as they are received.
CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS
Continuing students should submit the Housing Disability Request Form for the campus they are living on as soon as they know they require accommodations. Setting up an accommodation may require time. The early submission of this form will allow for faster processing of the request. Once an application is received, the student will be contacted to discuss their request before a decision is reached. Students will generally receive a response within 30 business days with one of the following application statuses:
Application Approved: when a student’s request for reasonable accommodations have been approved pending a vacancy. Students currently living in housing and requesting an immediate change, will be informed of a specific housing assignment, or of the anticipated wait time until such a vacancy may arise. Students requesting accommodations for the upcoming school year will be notified by the Office of Housing & Residence Life directly;
- More Information Needed: when a student’s request for housing accommodations cannot be approved as more information is needed to substantiate the need for reasonable accommodations;
- Application Not Approved: when a student’s request for housing accommodations as documented does not qualify him or her for special housing accommodations.