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Housing Accommodation Requests


There are disability-related accommodations for students who qualify for such housing options. If you are in need of such an accommodation, please follow the Housing Accommodation Request, below.  

Housing Accommodations are one of two types:

  • Individuals with substantially limiting disabilities* who are registering or already registered with the Disability Resource Center should discuss any reasonable housing accommodation with their assigned Disability Resource Center (DRC) Specialist. If the DRC recommends the accommodation to the Department of Housing & Residential Life, as long as the student has met the appropriate deadlines for application and deposit, the student will be accommodated.
  • In cases where the student’s health-related condition does not meet the definition of a disability, they may complete the Housing Accommodation Request Form if the student believes the condition significantly limits his/her ability to live in an assigned residence hall. Specifically, this process is for students requesting an air conditioner, carpet-free room, or personal furniture (mattress) for health-related conditions. Please note that Northeastern University will make every reasonable effort but may not be able to accommodate a health-related condition not deemed a disability. Documentation may need to be updated annually by the Housing application deadline.

In both cases documentation must be completed by the clinician currently treating the student for the disability or medical condition for which the request for accommodation is made.

Important Note:

Upperclass students considered for a reasonable accommodation must be assigned a lottery number and meet application and deposit deadlines. The Housing Accommodation process is an addition to the general application process.

Please review these Frequently Asked Questions before you submit an e-mail inquiry: Housing Accommodation Request FAQ


In order for us to make the most appropriate assignment for you, housing accommodation requests for Fall 2016 need to be submitted by:

  • Current Students: January 20th, 2017
  • Incoming first year students: June 2017
  • NUin Students for Spring 2017: October 2017

Requests received after these dates will be evaluated, however spaces will be extremely limited.


*Under the ADAAA (American Disability Act Amendment Act of 2008) guidelines a person with a disability is one with a physical, mental, emotional or chronic health impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Examples of disabilities are Chronic or Degenerative Disorders, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Mobility Impairment, Psychiatric Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Vision Impairment.


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