Special Accommodation Requests

West Residence Accommodation Request

 

Generally, residence and room assignments are made based on a randomized lottery system that takes into consideration your preferences.  However, we recognize that some students have unique circumstances that require special consideration. If this describes you, here’s what you need to know:

  • We can’t guarantee that all requests will be accommodated, but we will work with you in finding a living situation that meets your needs.  Most of our residences can accommodate a variety of accommodation needs.  For a list of the most common requests and associated residence locations, consult the Accommodation Request Assignment Locations summary linked here or outlined below.

  • If you are requesting an accommodation request because of medical, mental health issues or disabilities, we ask that you have a professional who is working with you directly to provide confirmation on the request form that can be downloaded below. If citing lifestyle, cultural or religious reasons, an attesting professional's supporting document/signature is not always necessary. We will contact you if we require additional information.

  • You will need to complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form with supporting documentation.  We will keep the information you share confidential, but may need to consult with others within the university (ie. Student Accessibility Services) in order to provide you with the most suitable accommodation.

  • When you have completed the Accommodation Request Form, including the section completed by the professional, submit it to Residence Admissions by email or fax.

Medical Marihuana

In consideration of revised legislation around the use of marihuana for medical purposes, Student Housing Services, in consultation with campus stakeholders, has developed a Medical Marihuana Policy for accommodating authorized individuals. This Policy is intended to balance the need to accommodate the medical needs of an individual with the potential impact on the health and safety of the surrounding residence community, as well as meeting any legal obligations that may exist.  

Service Animals

Service animals are permitted in residence in two locations (East Village Townhouses and West Residence), subject to conditions and appropriate documentation.  Students requesting permission to bring a service animal to residence must meet with the Director of Housing prior to approval being granted.

How We Assign

We are able to accommodate most disabilities and special needs in a variety of different residence communities. Your assignment will be based on several factors, as follows:  a) your preferences as listed on your Residence Application, b) your accommodation needs as outlined by your supporting documentation, c) our availability of specific room type and facilities, and d) your lottery number.  

Here is a list of the types of accommodations and potential residence locations:

Category Condition Needs Locations

Medical

Diabetes

Privacy, single room.

In some cases, access to private or semi-private washroom

 

All residences (except Arts House or Watson)

Medical

Crohns, IBS, Celiac or similar

Access to private or semi- private washroom

East Residence

East Village

Lambton Suite

L/A Single with ensuite

 

Mobility

Mobility requiring motorized equipment (wheelchair or scooter)

Accessible washroom Private room

Ramps, door openers

 

East Residence Dundas accessible suite

East Village accessible suites

L/A First Floor commons

Mobility

Crutches, knee injury, limited ability to walk distances or stairs

No stairs Central location

East Residences

East Village accessible suites

Johnston

Lambton

L/A

Mills

 

Hearing

Hearing impaired, any level

Strobe alarm Bed shaker

All residences

Vision

Visually impaired, any level

Central location

Natural light

Single room

All residences

Vision

Visually imparied with service animal

Residence with Service Dog for the visually impaired

East Village

West Residence

Possible assignment in consultation with Director

Cultural/Religious

Kosher food requirement

No meal plan

No special assignment

required, use lottery

 

Cultural/Religious

Halal foot requirement

No meal plan

No special assignment

required, use lottery

 

Cultural/Religious

Single gender, no mixing of genders

Single gender residence

Choice of residence determined by lottery

Room type manually checked and assigned

 

Cultural/Religious

Cultural need for ritual act (ie. prayers, Zoroastrian, etc.)

Depends on situation, access to bookable common area or private room

Choice of residence determined by lottery

Room type manually checked and assigned

 

Cultural/Religious

Request for specific religion roommate

 

No action, we do not

collect this information

 

Learning Disability

ADHD/ADD Request for quiet area

Quiet or private room

Choice of residence determined by lottery

Room type manually checked and assigned

 

Learning Disability

ADHD/ADD Request for active community

Multi-occupancy for stimulation, social

Choice of residence determined by lottery

Room type manually checked and assigned

 

Learning Disability

Dyslexia/cognitive processing disorder

Single room

Choice of residence determined by lottery

Room type manually checked and assigned

 

Dietary

Kosher/Halal etc.

Kosher/Halal food requirement

Choice of residence determined by lottery

Manually assignment if more multiple assignments can be grouped together (ie. East suite or townhouse)

 

Dietary

Vegan, gluten free or vegetarian diet

Special diet

Choice of residence determined by lottery

Manually assignment if more multiple assignments can be grouped together (ie. East suite or townhouse)

 

Dietary

Food allergies - peanut free, lactose, dairy, gluten

Special diet

Choice of residence determined by lottery

Manually assignment if more multiple assignments can be grouped together (ie. East suite or townhouse)

 

Psychological/Mental Health

Anxiety Disorder

Quiet or private room

Choice of residence determined by lottery

Room type manually checked and assigned

 

Psychological/Mental Health

Depression

Specific roommate or single room

Choice of residence determined by lottery

Room type manually checked and assigned

 

Psychological/Mental Health

OCD

Room type

Roommate request

Choice of residence determined by lottery

Room type manually checked and assigned

 

Psychological/Mental Health

Schizonprenia, paranoia, etc.

Single room

Choice of residence determined by lottery

Room type manually checked and assigned

 

Service Animal

Support animal or registered Service Animal

* Consultation with the Director of Housing required before permission is granted 

Variious Requests

East Village

West Residence

 

To apply for an Accommodation to your housing assignment, download the following:

2019 Accommodation Request Form

List of Accommodation Request Assignment Locations