Housing and Residential Communities will consider requests for special housing accommodation based on medical need, as long as they are submitted by the deadline and accompanied by documentation from the student’s physician. Students will still need to complete their housing application through the MyHousing portal. Only one medical accommodation request form is necessary per academic year.

Deadlines

  • For housing during the spring semester: December 1
  • For housing during the fall semester
    • February 26 for returning students
    • April 1 for incoming freshmen

Medical Documentation

For all disability based accommodation requests for a student’s housing assignment, HRC requires documentation of the student’s current medical condition from the treating and licensed clinical professional or health care provider thoroughly familiar with the student’s condition and functional limitations and/or restrictions. The professional or provider shall not be a family member through blood, marriage, or other legal arrangement. The form must be completed in full and signed. This documentation will ONLY be utilized by HRC for housing specific accommodations. Additional documentation will be needed by the Office of Disability Services to determine academic accommodations that may be necessary.

Submit Request

Once completed, submit the Medical Accommodation Request Form to Amanda Ingram, Director of Housing Administration by either faxing it to 205-348-7135 or mailing to Box 870399, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.

Appeals Process

UA recognizes that despite its good faith and reasonable efforts to provide fair accommodations to its policies, practices, and procedures for students with disabilities, students may ultimately disagree with the determination made by HRC. In the event of contention, the student may request a review by UA’s ADA Coordinator. Written appeals of the decision by the ADA coordinator will be reviewed by the Vice President of Student Life. The decision by the VPSL is the final institutional review.

Addison Toole Scholarship

The Addison Toole Scholarship is awarded each year to one or more incoming freshmen who have been diagnosed with a life threatening or chronic disease, have a sibling with a life-threatening or chronic disease, or have experienced the death of a sibling. This scholarship is managed through the Division of Student Life, and the application is available September through February for the following year. More Info.