A major part of the college educational experience is for students to learn to live on their own. Allegheny College provides on-campus housing to enhance intellectual, social, and cultural development through the experience of living with other individuals who bring a variety of social and cultural backgrounds to the community.
Occasionally, a student may feel that he or she needs special consideration in residence hall assignments due to a disability. When such a situation occurs, the student should contact the Learning Commons to discuss the request for special consideration.
Housing accommodations are viewed as part of an active treatment plan. The College requires supporting documentation from an appropriately licensed professional that outlines how a special housing assignment supports your medical needs. Please be aware that a diagnosis of a medical condition in and of itself does not automatically qualify you for a housing accommodation.
Special requests for residence hall assignments should be made as soon as the student has decided to attend or continue at Allegheny College. The deadline for these requests are June 15th for new students and March 1st for returning students. Every effort will be made to meet the student’s needs. If the request cannot be honored for the upcoming semester because it was requested after the deadline and the appropriate housing isn’t available, the student will be put on a waiting list and housed as openings occur.