All documentation should be scanned and sent via email.
*Please refer to the Documentation Guidelines tab for information on alternative scanning methods.
The procedure for obtaining accommodations through DSS is a formalized process that must be initiated by the student.
Students may self-disclose at any point in their college career. However, academic intake meetings must be held prior to the last full week of classes each semester.
*Please note: A high school 504 plan and IEP are K-12 documents, though the accommodations contained within may be applicable in the collegiate setting. If submitting an IEP or 504 plan, please also include a recent letter, report, or the Medical Verification Form completed by the diagnosing provider. Additional information regarding this can be found on the Documentation Guidelines tab.
Are determined by:
Accommodations are determined based upon individual need and professional recommendations. Examples of potential accommodations, when appropriate, are:
Emmanuel College acknowledges:
Who is eligible for Housing Accommodations?
Eligibility for a Housing Accommodation includes full-time, undergraduate students who wish to live in College housing, are in good judicial and financial standing with the College, have submitted the Residence Life housing lease and deposit by the noted deadline, are currently registered or in the process of registering with Disability Support Services (DSS), and have needs that may medically necessitate a housing accommodation.
Additional information on Housing Accommodations:
Who can I contact about Housing Accommodations?
If you believe you meet the criteria to request housing accommodations, please contact Noelle Galli, Assistant Director of Disability Support Services (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-732-1681). It is recommended that you contact Noelle before the room assignment process begins.
Please note: Students who are requesting consideration solely for an air conditioner based upon a medically-documented condition will need to pursue this request as a "Housing Exception" through Residence Life/Health Services. Please contact Residence Life to obtain and complete an Air Conditioning Request form. This process does not go through DSS. Completed forms are submitted directly to Residence Life.
Housing Accommodation Deadlines for Documentation
|Academic Term||Student Request & Provider Request Form Deadlines|
|2022-2023 Academic Year||Current/Returning Students: Friday, March 4, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. ET|
|2022-2023 Academic Year||
Incoming/Transfer Students: Sunday, June 26, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. ET
|2023-2024 Academic Year||
Current/Returning Students: Friday, March 3, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. ET
Students must reapply each new academic year/summer term for Housing Accommodations by submitting updated versions of the two necessary forms, the Student Request and Provider Request*, by the noted deadline.
*If your provider is recommending the exact same considerations on the Health Care Provider Request Form as the previous year’s paperwork, they can send a signed statement written on professional letterhead via email to Noelle Galli (email@example.com) stating this intention. Please know that the Housing Committee will be considering exactly what was previously written and if there is any new recommendation, your provider would need to complete a new Health Care Provider Request Form.
Process to pursue solely Housing Accommodations:
Process to pursue BOTH Housing Accommodations and Academic Accommodations:
The below process will be submitted in addition to the two Housing Accommodation forms (Student Request and Provider Request forms) listed above.
Next steps after complete Housing Accommodation Request packet is submitted:
If the need for Housing Accommodations arises AFTER the noted deadline:
Students with specific dietary needs should contact Robin Fortado, General Manager of Bon Appetit at Emmanuel College, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for further information on individual offerings that can be arranged on a case-by-case basis.
Information Regarding Emotional Support Animals
Disability Support Services recognizes that individuals with temporarily-disabling conditions, that are a result of injuries, surgeries, or short-term disabilities, may need short-term accommodations.
Temporary disabilities could include, but are not limited to:
Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis based upon documented need.
To receive temporary accommodations:
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