Special Housing Accommodations

Nazareth University is committed to providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations to all students.

Residential living is an important element of the overall college experience. Often student needs can be met through the standard room selection process. Students who have a medical and/or psychological disability or condition that requires special housing accommodations should submit a special housing request by the deadline on this page (and sooner is better). Nazareth University requires current and comprehensive documentation of a student's condition from a licensed clinical professional or health care provider familiar with the history and functional limitations of the student's condition(s).

Requests for emotional support animals must use a separate Emotional Support Animal Request Form.

Procedure for Special Housing Requests

Special Housing Accommodation Form >

Incoming Students

  1. Pay your enrollment deposit (as explained on the NazBound Students page).
  2. Complete your new-student housing application form.
  3. Follow the steps listed below under "Incoming & Returning Students."

Incoming & Returning Students

  1. Fill out part 1 of the Special Housing Accommodation Form >
  2. Contact your medical and/or mental health provider and deliver the forms (part 1 and 2) to the provider. The provider must complete part 2 of the Special Housing Accommodation Form.
  3. Submit your completed Special Housing Accommodation Forms (part 1 and 2) to Student Accessibility Services at Nazareth College.
  4. The Special Housing Accommodation Committee reviews complete requests.
  5. You will receive the committee's decision within 30 days of complete documentation's submission. You will be contacted if additional documentation is necessary.

Please note:

  • Nazareth University reserves the right to substitute an appropriate alternative accommodation for the one requested.
  • Room assignments are based on availability and the timeliness of the request.
  • Special housing accommodations do not necessarily transfer from one academic year to the next. Updated medical or mental health documentation may be required at the time of renewal.
  • Students may follow the appeal process if you perceive the outcome of your housing accommodation request to be inadequate.


Requests for on-campus special housing accommodations must be submitted by:

  • March 15 for fall housing
  • April 15 for summer housing
  • November 15 for spring housing

Any requests submitted after the deadline will be considered as space permits.

Classroom Accommodations

To request academic accommodations, contact Student Accessibility Services at 585-389-2498.

Committee Members