Accessible Housing Supports

Process for Requesting Housing Supports

This process is designed for students who have, and/or suspect they may have, a disability for which they would like to request accessible housing supports.  

Please note:  

  • A disability/medical condition is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of an individual, covers a broad range and degree of conditions, and can be visible or invisible. With the presence of functional limitations in activities of daily living, housing accommodations can be made for medical, sensory, physical, environmental, psychological, allergy/dietary restrictions, or mental health conditions. 

If you require accessible housing supports due to a documented disability please visit the Accessible Housing website for a complete list of steps on how to complete the request for accomodation process.


For incoming students participating in the 2022 first year residence guarantee to be guaranteed a reasonable accessible housing supports based on their documented need, documentation is needed by:

  • June 1, 2022

For any other student type (or incoming first year students who missed the deadline above):

  • We accept documentation on a rolling basis. Please follow the process for requesting accessible housing supports
  • Once the accessible housing recommendation is received, the student will receive a residence assignment that meets their documented need or be re-assigned to an appropriate assignment.
  • If you have previously registered with Accessible Housing, you need only submit updated documentation again if your needs have changed.

Please note:

  1. For academic accommodations please register with Accessibility Services.
  2. For dietary supports please connect with Food Services on how they can best accommodate you in residence.
  3. Taller than 6’4”/193 cm? Please indicate this on the housing application and not through submitting a Accessible Housing Application.

  4. Please note that housing accessible housing supports are only for the student requesting the supports, and may not include current or potential roommates. 
  5. While a student may feel strongly they should be placed in a specific residence, assignments are based on space availability, needs identified in the documentation received and adherence to the deadline.
  6. A student does have the right to waive the accessible housing recommendation to stay in their current room assignment.
  7. If you have been assigned to one of the University College Residences, you will need to connect directly with them for questions regarding their facilities.