Requests for Special Medical Accommodations
Housing and Residential Communities is able to consider requests for special accommodation in housing 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.
- For housing during the spring semester: December 1;
- For housing during the fall semester:
- February 1 for returning students;
- March 1 for incoming freshmen.
The 2016-2017 Medical Accommodation Request Form will be available on this site on Monday, November 2, 2015. Once completed, the form should be submitted to the attention of Kimberly Sterritt, Associate Director of Housing Administration:
- By fax to 205-348-7135;
- By mail to Box 870399, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.
Requirements of the Medical Documentation
To consider a student's request for an accommodation in the student's housing assignment because of a disability, Housing and Residential Communities requires documentation of the student's current medical condition from the treating and licensed clinical professional or health care provider thoroughly familiar with this student's condition and functional limitations and/or restrictions. Said 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.