Housing & Residence Life

Housing and Residence Life Accessibility Options

Housing & Residence Life is committed to providing housing accommodations that meet the needs of all students. Below you will find some common accommodations made.  Please note that this is not an exhaustive list as accomodations are made based on Disability Resource Center approval and the unique needs of the student.   For more information about accommodations, please click here to visit our Disability Resource Center.

Requesting Housing and Residence Life Accommodations

All students may ask for housing considerations. However, students with disabilities living in UNCW residences may request reasonable accommodations in order to benefit from their living environment.  Housing accommodations for students with documented disabilities must be based on the standard of equal opportunity, and not on a perceived benefit, to the student.

Students must request housing accommodations in advance of moving into campus housing facilities.  Housing needs should be discussed with Housing and Residence Life Office well in advance of enrollment.  Requests made after posted HRL timelines may result in delays to accommodations being available.  Students must submit the University Housing Accommodation Request Form directly to the DRC, along with any other documentation.

Returning Students Needing Housing and Residence Life Accommodations

Returning students who've received housing accommodations (including Emotional Support Animals) must request the accommodation each academic year.  Students must complete the University Housing Accommodation Request Form and/or the Assistance Animal Request for University Housing Form and submit it to DRC.  Students requesting the same accommodation(s) are not required to submit additional documentation each year. 

Lower key holes Key hole in door
Roll-in showers Roll-in shower
Front loading washer Front Load Washer
Braille on signs through-out residence halls Brail on signs in residence halls
Handrails Handrails
Automatic door openers  Automatic Door Opener
Flashing light on wall Flashing Wall Lights

Accessible Kitchen

·         Sink

·         Oven

·         Stove

·         Lower Counter Tops

Accessible Under Sink