To request housing accommodations for on-campus housing at Berklee based on a disability, a student needs to complete the Registration with Disability Services form and submit documentation of the disability to the Office of Disability Services. The student then needs to submit the Housing Accommodation Request Form.
Please note that requests must be based on a diagnosed disability. Student preferences are not considered. Medical documentation must be submitted that explicitly substantiates the accommodation request related to the diagnosed disability. Requests for specific room configurations, such as a single room, based on a student's desire for a quiet, undisturbed place to study cannot be considered. Living in a residence hall requires shared resources. Having a single room does not necessarily provide more opportunities for a quiet, distraction-free space to study than other room options. Alternative quiet study spaces are located across the campus. Please note that a request for a single room due to wanting a quiet place to study may not meet eligibility criteria for a single room based on disability.
A small portion of available housing options are single room. Accommodations for a single room are granted in rare circumstances. These requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Documentation should include 1) a clear statement of the condition(s), including diagnosis; 2) the current functional limitation(s) imposed by the impairment and a description of how it substantially limits a major life activity; 3) a description of how a shared space will adversely impact the student’s ability to live in the residence hall (in the case of a single room request); and 4) supporting information regarding whether this accommodation is best conceptualized as medically necessary/required in order for the student to have equal access to the residence hall.
Accommodation requests that are received after the deadlines included below will be reviewed but limited by space availability.
The Office of Housing and Residential Life will notify the student of their specific housing assignment.
Deadlines for submitting the Housing Accommodation Request Form are as follows:
- Fall semester: June 1
- Spring semester: December 1
- Summer semester (12-Week Summer Performance Program): April 1
- Summer programs: April 1