Housing & Residence Life

Disability Resources and Housing & Residence Life will consider requests for housing accommodations from students whose disability may impact them in the residential setting. Housing accommodation requests are reviewed by our staff, housing staff, and health services staff.

Housing Accommodations available at UMD can include:

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

Housing Accommodation Request Process

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.

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

Step 2:  Student obtains documentation from treating healthcare provider in support of the request.  Completed documentation is submitted via email, fax or mail to UMD Disability Resources as follows:

Email:            [email protected]
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

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

·         Request denied

o    Student can re-apply if information was incomplete

o    Student can appeal the decision

Housing and Residence Life can be reached by phone at (218) 726-8178. More information can be found on the Housing and Residence Life website