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Housing for Medical/Disability Needs

The learning environment and residential living are central to the University of Dayton experience. A team, including a representative from disability services, housing, a medical doctor, and other consultants, as necessary, evaluates requests for exceptions carefully.

In order for disability-related housing requests to be considered, required documentation and supporting medical documentation from a qualified professional must be sent to the address below by January 15 for returning students and May 15 for new students.

Office of Learning Resources
University of Dayton
300 College Park Ave.
Dayton, OH 45469-1302

Fax:  937-229-3270

The University is obligated to provide accessible housing pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 104.


To evaluate requests based on medical or disability related conditions accurately and equitably, the University needs documentation. Documentation consists of an evaluation by an appropriate professional (on their letterhead) that relates the current impact of the condition to the request. As appropriate to the condition, documentation should include:

  • A diagnostic statement including the date of the most recent evaluation;
  • The diagnostic criteria or tests used;
  • The current impact of (or limitations imposed by) the condition;
  • Treatments, medications, devices or services currently prescribed or used to minimize the impact of the condition;
  • The expected duration, stability or progression of the condition; and
  • The credentials of the diagnosing professional.


In addition to the basic documentation for a condition listed above, recommendations from the treating professional are welcome and will be given consideration in evaluating a request. Recommendations should:

  • Provide clear description of the recommended housing configuration;
  • Connect the recommended configuration to the impact of the condition;
  • Possible alternatives to the recommended configuration; and
  • A statement of the level of need for (or the consequences of not receiving) the recommended configuration.