Special Housing Requests

College Housing makes incoming student room assignments primarily based on the date of payment of the enrollment deposit.

Students seeking a guaranteed type of housing assignment based upon a medical condition and students with disabilities as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, may request accessible housing by seeking approval from the Student Disability Services Office. This process requires documentation and may take up to ten weeks to complete. Students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to visit campus the spring prior to their arrival to begin an early dialogue about what accommodations may be required and the timeline for submitting documentation. Visit the Student Disability Services Website or call 773-702-7776 to learn more. Those students with disabilities or other medical/psychological conditions that require accommodation as substantiated by Student Disability Services will be assigned to reasonable accommodations as determined through consultation with the Student Disability Services Office.

Air Conditioning

All of the College Housing Residence Halls are air conditioned except our most historic buildings:  Burton-Judson, International House, and Snell-Hictchcock.  Should a current student, or an incoming student, assigned to one of these building require an air conditioner due to a disability, the student must seek an accomodation with the Student Disability Services Office. 

The heating and cooling systems within our Residence Halls can not operate concurrently nor can we switch between the heating and cooling systems except seasonally.  Residents should not expect air-conditioning beyond October 1 or before May 15.  

Should a current student, or an incoming student, require year- round air conditioning due to a disability, the student must seek an accomodation with the Student Disability Services Office. 

Please note the Disbility Accomodations Policies and Regulations for students may be found here:  http://studentmanual.uchicago.edu/disability

Air Conditioners

If the Student Disability Services Office approves the accomodation for air conditioning, College Housing will provide and install an air conditioning unit.