Residential Life Accommodations

Student Accessibility Services works in collaboration with residential life to arrange for reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities living in the residence halls. Residence hall advisors and live-in professional staff are notified in advance of students who are physically disabled and for whom residential accommodations have been approved. Middlebury College encourages regular communication between students with phyiscal disbabilities and residential life staff. It is the responsibility of the student to consult with College staff if there is a need to revise or modify the measures taken to accommodate the student's needs. STudents with learing disabilities who require quiet floor housing may request such accommodations through Student Accessibility Services. Assignment are made on the basis of availability of space and the level of need. In order to maximize the College's ability to grant such requests, notification is requested by February 1st for the following year. Requests made after this date may be more difficult to fulfill.

Students requesting a single room as an accommodation are advised that such requests will be determined on an individual case by case basis. Requests should be submitted in a timely manner prior to room draw and be supported by documentation which recommends a singel room and explains why a single room is needed as an accommodation given the specific nature of the student's disability. The ADA Coordinators will work in conjunction with the Residential Systems Coordinator to determine room assignments for eligible students. Assignments are made on the basis of availability of space and the level of need. In order to maximize the College's ability to grant such requests, notification is requested by February 1st for the following year. Requests made after this date may be more difficult to fulfill. Student Accessibility Services reserves the right to suggest alternative accommodations where appropriate to satisfy the request.

Students requesting an air conditioner as an accommodation are advised that such requests should be made in accordance with the guidelines established in the Thermal Comfort Policy of Middlebury College.

Students are expected to play a substantial role in specifying their needs and following through on arrangements for accommodations. It must be understood that arrangements for equipment, housing assignments, and other accommodations require advanced notice.