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Accessibility

Mason provides an inclusive environment in which everyone is welcome. If you're a person with a disability, we can provide a home on campus that will accommodate your needs.

The Special Housing Request Committee, a group of Mason professionals representing Disability ServicesStudent Health Services, University Counsel, Environmental Health and Safety, and Housing and Residence Life, has been set up to make sure that students on our campus have a home that works for them.

Students with specific housing accommodation requests due to a documented disability should register with Disability Services, then apply for housing.

You will need to provide certain information by deadlines determined by your status. Requests received after these deadlines will be considered on an as-available basis.

  • Current upper-class Mason student requests are due February 1.
  • New incoming student requests are due May 1.

To request accommodation, submit a Special Housing Request Form (PDF)  to the Housing Request Committee. We provide a selection of rooms (PDF) available for students for almost any disability.

Required Documentation

Documentation should be current, comprehensive and consist of an evaluation by a health professional that describes the current functional impact of the condition or disability as it relates to the requested housing modification or accommodation. The health professional should not be an immediate family member.

The Special Housing Request Committee will generate a list of modifications or accommodations based on: 

  • Preferences of the diagnosing professional.
  • Potential effectiveness.
  • Maximum level of integration.
  • Potential for an undue financial or administrative burden.

Mason reserves the right to request additional documentation if information appears outdated, inadequate in scope or content, or does not address the student’s current level of functioning or substantiate a need for modifications or accommodations.

Notification

Students will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision. If students receive a permanent accommodation, they will not need to resubmit paperwork for the next academic year unless an accommodation change is needed.

For more information, contact the Special Housing Request Committee.