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How University Housing Is Accessible For You

Calling Carolina Home is just the beginning, and you may have a lot of questions about how University Housing’s Communities are accessible for you? University Housing at the University of South Carolina is committed to providing appropriate housing accommodations for students who show a documented need based on availability as well as providing a support system for students that come from diverse backgrounds.

Special Accommodations
The Office of Student Disability Services is available to assist students who have documented needs for special accommodations.  The earlier students start the process, the better. By providing the Office of Student Disability Services with documentation about your specific need, this allows them to best assist you with your housing accommodations.  To register visit www.sa.sc.edu/sds.

Other Special Accommodations
Reasons for special accommodations may include phobias, life circumstances or gender identity/exploration that is not covered by the Office of Disability Services. Documentation must be provided to University Housing in writing (fax and e-mail are acceptable) before accommodations can be considered.

Applying For Special Accommodations
University Housing provides all students applying for on-campus housing the opportunity to request special accommodations when completing the on-line application for housing.  Students must make sure to let us know even if you are in the process of registering with the Office of Student Disability Services, so these requests can be taken into consideration when making room assignments.

Requests for special accommodations must be made according to deadlines set for each application period. 
Registering with the Office of Student Disability Services can be done at any time at www.sa.sc.edu/sds. For more information about how to apply for University Housing special accommodations or if you have questions about your specific needs, contact Jane Wolfe in University Housing at 803-777-4283.

Students With Non-Traditional Families
University Housing recognizes today’s college students may have unique or non-traditional families and homes.  Often times this leaves the student(s) with unanswered questions about where to live on breaks and who to turn to when they are struggling in a new environment.  University Housing provides a support system of Resident Mentors and Resident Life Coordinators that are available throughout the year to assist students with questions and support.  For more information about how University Housing can assist students contact Joe Fortune in University Housing at 803-777-4283.

Contact Us
For more information about University Housing special accommodations or if you have questions about your specific needs, contact Jane Wolfe in University Housing at 803-777-4283.