Residential Life Medical Accommodations

Welcome to the Residential Life Medical Accommodations website! This process is for Residential Students who live on-campus and are in need of a Medical Accommodation and/or an Emotional Support Animal. The Residential Life process does not encompass any academic accommodations.  This site was created with our students’ well-being in mind and with the purpose of transparency as the university is committed to providing a healthy, inclusive and safe environment that supports the growth and development of all students.

How to Request a Medical Accommodation and/or an Emotional Support Animal


To apply for a Medical Accommodation and/or Emotional Support Animal, students should work with their medical providers to complete the documentation included in the form below. Emotional Support Animals require additional paperwork, such as vet records, roommate agreements, and Emergency Contacts. All forms needed for either process are included and outlined in the "Medical Accommodations Portal" below.


Medical Accommodations Portal

Emotional Support Animals (ESAs)

Emotional Support Animals (ESAs)- this process is closed for the 22/23 Academic Year.

Requests for the 23-24 Academic Year will open on June 1st, 2023

The Office of Residential Life reviews all Emotional Support Animal or ESA applications. Any ESA questions can be directed to Residential Life at

Please keep in mind: any unapproved animal on campus will result in a student fine. ESAs must be approved before animals are brought to campus. Animals brought to campus prior to ESA approval may result in a denial of the application. ESA applications are reviewed on a weekly basis.

Before submitting an application, please review the Residential Life ESA Policies. If approved, students will review and sign with their building coordinator. 

If a student was approved for an ESA in the previous year, they will need to re-apply by submitting an new Roommate Agreement and updated Vet Records.

Medical Accommodations

This process is open for the 22-23 Academic year. All requests are reviewed on a rolling basis during weekly committee meetings.

Requests for the 23-24 Academic Year will open on March 20th, 2023

To apply for a Residential Life Medical Accommodation, documentation must be filled out by a licensed medical processional and provided to the JU student. The student should submit the documentation and any other pertinent information directly to Residential Life through the Medical Accommodation submission portal found above.

The form needs to be completed in its entirety. All requests for Residential Life Medical Accommodations are reviewed by a Professional staff committee. Residential Life reserves the right to request updated information, deny incomplete documentation, and conduct a yearly accommodation renewal process.

The student will receive confirmation of received documents from the Residential Life Office initiating the Accommodation Review Process. 

Reasons for rejection:

  • Lacking documentation to support request for accommodation
  • Student's current placement or living arrangement fulfills Medical Provider's Recommendation
  • Student did not fully participate in the Accommodation requests process

When Accommodations are approved:

  • Students will receive an email to their JU email address with the offered accommodation within 7-10 business days of receipt of request. (Timeline subject to change during busy seasons)

Examples of Accommodations:

  • ADA-compliant bathroom
  • Semi-private bathroom or a bedroom in close proximity to a bathroom
  • Private bedroom
  • Private bedroom with private bathroom
  • Placement with preferred roommate
  • Ground floor or first floor room
  • Residence hall with a dining service option within the same building or in proximity
  • Relocation to a different resident hall in order to fulfill a need
  • Emotional Support Animal (ESA- see section below)

The accommodations are not limited to the above mentioned and if you have any specific questions regarding any housing accommodation, we encourage you to contact us at