Housing Accommodations

Welcome to our Housing Accommodations website. 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.

As we recognize that some residential environments and configurations may not be completely accessible to all students, we have created the following process that allows students to request considerations for their housing assignment in order to have equal access to the residential life experience. 

In order for us to provide the best service possible to our students and make sure that their needs are being taken care of, the student needs to keep in mind that:

  • Consideration and reasonable accommodations are given based on the date all documentation is submitted and our space availability.
  • Accommodations are granted on a needs-based and space-availability basis. Simply submitting documentation for a housing request does not guarantee that the request will be granted.
  • A response to a request may take up to 2 weeks during certain times in the academic year. However, the committee works to meet weekly to respond as quickly as possible.

How to Request An Emotional Support Animal

Instructions

To apply for an 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 "Housing Accommodations Form" below.

 

Housing Accommodations Form

Emotional Support Animals (ESAs)

Emotional Support Animals (ESAs)- this process is open and reviewed on a rolling basis


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

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.

 

The Review Process for new 22/23 Housing Accommodations will open up on October 1st with a new process and updated documentation. Stay tuned!

Examples of Accommodations

Below are some examples of accommodations students have requested in the past related to a disability or medical need.

  • 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 housing@ju.edu.