Disability Resources and Housing & Residence Life will consider requests for housing accommodations from students whose disability may impact them in the residential setting.

Housing Accommodations available at UMD may include:

  • Single Room
  • Roll-In Shower
  • Grab Bars in Bath
  • Strobe Light/Door Knocker
  • Low Closet Shelves
  • Emotional Support Animal

Housing accommodations are dependent on space availability. Be sure to make your requests as early as possible. Housing Accommodations can take up to 30 days after a request is made and documentation is submitted.

Housing Accommodation Request Process

Step 1: Student contacts Disability Resources inquiring about housing accommodations.

Step 2:  Student obtains documentation form from DR and has it completed from treating healthcare provider in support of the request. It is also an option for student to complete a personal statement about their request as well. 

Must meet with DR staff in order to get the Housing Accommodation Request Form that you & your provider will complete.

Completed documentation is then submitted via email, fax or mail to UMD Disability Resources as follows:

Email:    umddr@d.umn.edu
Fax:        (218) 726-6706

Mail:       UMD Disability Resources
               258 Kirby Student Center
               1120 Kirby Drive
               Duluth, MN 55812

Step 3:   Review of housing accommodation request by Disability Resources Staff, Housing & Residence Life Staff, & Health Services Staff

Step 4: Notification of Determination by Disability Resources. 

Student can expect electronic notification through UMD email of determination within 30 days of submitting application and provider documentation is received.

Request approved

  • You will be contacted by Disability Resources staff for next steps

Request denied

  • Student can re-apply if information was incomplete
  • Student can appeal the decision