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

  • Spring semester:
    • December 2
  • Fall semester:
    • February 3 for returning students
    • April 1 for incoming freshmen

Medical Accommodation Request

For all disability housing accommodation requests, HRC requires completion of the Medical Accommodation Request Form by the treating licensed clinical professional or health care provider thoroughly familiar with the student’s condition and functional limitations and/or restrictions. Family members through blood, marriage, or other legal arrangement cannot act as the professional or provider.

Once completed and signed, submit the form to Jim Barron, Assignments Coordinator by either faxing it to 205-348-7135 or mailing to Box 870399, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Only HRC will have access and utilize this documentation for housing specific accommodations.

The Office of Disability Services requires additional documentation to determine any necessary academic accommodations.

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. The Vice President of Student Life will review all written appeals of the decision by the ADA coordinator to provide the final institutional review.

Addison Toole Scholarship

The Addison Toole Scholarship is awarded each year to one or more incoming freshmen 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.