Residents with Special Needs-Housing Services — Room Selection - Carnegie Mellon University

For Residents with Special Needs

Students who have special housing needs, whether for medical, psychological or other reasons, may be eligible to receive an accommodation during the Room Selection process.  Residents must be eligible for Room Selection in order to receive any special accommodation during the Room Selection process.

All students requesting special needs housing accommodations must have a medical recommendation on file through the Office of Health Services.  Students should meet with Health Services directly, who will then notify Housing and Dining Services if there is a recommendation for accommodation.

If you are not sure if you have a medical recommendation for a housing accommodation on file, please email Room Assignments to inquire.

Please read the following scenarios and decide which one best describes your current situation:

  1. If your current housing assignment meets your medical recommendation, and your room is retainable, you should retain your assignment during the Retention process, which begins on March 3 and ends on March 18 at 12 p.m. (noon).
  2. If your current housing assignment is not retainable and you have a current medical recommendation for air-conditioning, then you can select your housing assignment through any of the Room Selection processes.  All of the residence halls and apartment buildings that house upper-class residents either have air-conditioning or can accommodate a window unit - no special assignment accommodations are made for air-conditioning needs.
  3. If your current housing assignment is not retainable and you have a current medical recommendation on file for accommodations other than air-conditioning, you should send an e-mail to rmassign@andrew.cmu.edu to inquire about your Room Selection options. Based on your specific need, the room assignments staff will assist you in determining the best phase of room selection for you to participate in.
  4. If your current housing assignment is retainable but does not meet your medical recommendation that is on file with Health Services, you should send an e-mail to rmassign@andrew.cmu.edu before March 21, 2014 to inquire about your assignment options.  Room Assignments will work with you in determining the best phase of room selection for you to participate in.