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ADA Housing and Meal Plan Accommodations

University of Detroit Mercy offers housing and meal plan accommodation options for students with impairments who are in need of alternative housing and meal arrangements. Room accommodations for most students with disabilities can be accommodated through modifications to student rooms and/or staff education that is meant to meet the individual student's needs. All housing accommodation requests are made through Disability Support Services.

Residents with disabilities are requested to contact Disability Support Services, which is charged with coordinating the needs of students with disabilities among all university departments. Disability Support Services will make recommendations to the Office of Residence Life on how to accommodate the needs of each individual student. Housing accommodations do not guarantee a single room, requested building or roommate.

Students requiring specific facility accommodations are required to complete the Housing Accommodation Form and submit the completed form to Disability Support Services. If a student is in need of a meal plan accommodation, they will be required to complete the Meal Plan Appeal/Meal Plan Accommodation form and submit the completed form to the Office of Residence Life no later than the second Friday of the semester.

Housing Accommodation requests are reviewed on a rolling basis. Housing accommodation requests for the Fall semester are due to Disability Support Services no later than Aug. 1 for occupancy and room availability reasons. Housing Accommodation requests that are submitted for the Fall semester after Aug. 1 are reviewed on a monthly schedule. Room accommodations will be made in a timely manner based on current occupancy and room availability.

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