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Housing Accommodations

Residents in need of housing accommodation due to a need diagnosed by a licensed professional MUST submit a Request for Disability Housing Accommodations. This includes requests for animals in campus housing. Specific information regarding Assistance and Service Animals on Campus can be reviewed in our housing policies (BP 12).

Students requesting housing accommodation must complete ALL of the following steps:

  1. Apply for Housing: Complete the on-campus Housing Application online by posted application priority date, pay the required reservation fee, and receive a “contract acceptance notice” email from the Housing and Residence Education Office.
  2. Part 1: Student submits Request for Disability Housing Accommodation to Student Accessibility Services.
  3. Part 2: Diagnosing Professional submits Request for Disability Housing Accommodation and returns it to Student Accessibility Services by your respective priority date.

Submit the request (Part 1 and Part 2) to Disability Services by your respective priority date for consideration:

Student Accessibility Services

5200 N. Lake Road – KL 222
Merced, CA 95343

Phone: (209) 228-6996
Fax: (209) 228-4661


Priority Date: All requests for accommodation and required documentation are due by specified priority date for the application or the last day of the month that housing applications are due (by Student Classification). Completed accommodations requests received by the priority date will be prioritized for completion by the assignment start date. Requests after the priority date will still be processed, but may not be available on the first date of the assignment.


Housing Accommodation Priority Date Student Classification

July 10

Continuing Student (includes second year guaranteed)

July 10

Incoming First-year Students (freshmen)

July 10

New Transfer Students
SPRING Housing  

Nov. 30

All spring housing applicants
SUMMER Housing  

April 30

All summer housing applicants