Special Accommodations

In limited circumstances, the University approves students for special housing accommodations based on medical need and/or disability status. If you have special needs that make it necessary to have a specific type of housing, please be sure to follow these steps:

  1. Indicate your need for a housing accommodation on your Room and Board Application.
  2. Complete a Request for Special Housing Accommodations Form.
  3. Provide documentation. Documentation that meets University criteria can be found by going to cornerstone.wustl.edu and following the links to Disability Resources and Documentation Guidelines.

Please note that residential housing is not a distraction-reduced environment. Accordingly, students are not granted housing accommodations for learning or attention disabilities. Students who need distraction-reduced study environments should speak with the staff at Disability Resources, who will assist students in identifying quiet study places.

Please note that the University follows the guidelines of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology in granting housing accommodations for environmental allergens. Consistent with those guidelines, students with housing accommodations due to environmental allergens will be permitted to purchase and bring an allergen-proof fabric covers for bedding, a dehumidifier and/or HEPA filter air purifier.

All documents will need to be submitted as attachments with your Request for Special Housing Accommodations Form.