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Housing Accommodations

As a residential college, Colorado College strongly believes that life in our residence halls is a central part of the holistic learning experience that characterizes a liberal arts education. Generally, all students live on campus for the first three years of their enrollment at CC. Our students live in a diverse neighborhood of traditional residence halls, historic mansions, and modern apartments that offer a variety of housing options. Each community is geared toward helping students create an experience that is appropriate for their year in college. Please refer to the Residential Life and Campus Activities website for a full description of the residential life program.

Accessibility Resources, Residential Life & Campus Activities, and Housing & Conferences work together to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to the college’s housing resources. The Accessibility Resources staff is happy to meet with students to talk about specific requests for housing accommodations (e.g., wheelchair accessible room, single room, access to a kitchen or single-use bathroom, visual alarm). We carefully consider each request for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

In addition to applying for housing through Housing and Conferences, which includes completion of the online Housing Agreement, students requesting housing accommodations should follow the steps below.

New First-Year and Transfer Students

  • Complete the Accessibility Resources “Request for Accommodations and Services” form found on the Registering with Accessibility Resources webpage. If this form has not been submitted previously, please do this as soon as possible after committing to attend Colorado College.

  • Contact Accessibility Resources to discuss requested accommodations.

  • Submit documentation of disability. Students should contact Accessibility Resources for guidance on the documentation needed for their individual situations. General information can be found on the Documentation Guidelines webpage.

  • Accessibility Resources will follow up with students regarding their housing requests after the “Request for Accommodations and Services” form and documentation have been submitted.

  • Students who are not granted a disability-related housing accommodation or who choose to not accept the room offered as an accommodation will be assigned a room by Colorado College Housing & Conferences staff.

  • Students who request and are approved for a housing accommodation after room assignments have already been completed may be placed on a waiting list until the necessary room becomes available.

 Continuing Students

  • Complete the Accessibility Resources “Request for Accommodations and Services” form found on the Registering with Accessibility Resources webpage, if this form has not been submitted previously.

  • Contact Accessibility Resources to discuss requested accommodations. Continuing students should meet with an Accessibility Resources staff member by November 1 for 2019 spring housing and March 1 for 2019-20 housing.

  • Complete the “Housing Accommodation Request Form,” which can be obtained from Accessibility Resources.

  • Submit documentation of disability. Students should contact Accessibility Resources for guidance on the documentation needed for their individual situations. General information can be found on the Documentation Guidelines webpage.

  • Continuing students should submit the completed "Housing Accommodation Request Form" and documentation of disability to Accessibility Resources by November 8 for 2019 spring housing and March 8 for 2019-20 housing.

  • Continuing students who have completed the above steps will be notified prior to winter break of accommodation decisions for spring 2019 housing and by March 13 for 2019-20 housing. Students will be notified via CC email.

  • Housing accommodation requests submitted after these dates will still be considered. However, after these dates, requests may not be reviewed until after the Housing & Conferences room selection process has ended. In addition, students approved after the preferred dates may need to be placed on a wait list for a necessary housing assignment to become available.

  • Students who are not granted a disability-related housing accommodation, who choose to not accept the room offered as an accommodation, or submit late requests should complete the standard room selection process through Housing & Conferences.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Please refer to the Residential Life and Campus Activities website for important dates and deadlines for the room selection process.

  • Students who have received housing accommodations in the past must submit a new request each year to be reconsidered.

  • Single rooms based on a student’s desire to have a "quiet, undisturbed place to study” will be provided only in unusual circumstances. By virtue of the shared facilities, resources, and number of people living under one roof in the residence halls, a single room does not necessarily provide a quieter, more distraction-free space than a standard shared room.

  • Requests to move off-campus early are rarely granted, as most students can be accommodated through the variety of on-campus housing options available at Colorado College.

  • To appeal a housing accommodation decision, please follow the Accessibility Resources Appeal Policy and Procedures.

For additional information on housing accommodations or other accommodations and services for students with disabilities, please contact Accessibility Resources.