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Accessible Campus Housing

If a student with a disability wishes to request accessible campus housing, please submit a New Student Accessibility Request with the Disability Resources Office located in Van Hoesen Hall, Room C-17 (607-753-2967). Students already affiliated with Disability Resources may submit a Supplemental Request in AccessCortland. Any information regarding the disability will remain private. Timeliness of requests for accessible housing is appreciated; there is a February 26 deadline for returning students and a June 1 deadline for incoming students for the fall semester and a December 1 deadline for returning students and a December 31 deadline for incoming students for the spring semester. Students must submit a request and schedule an appointment with the Disability Resources Office before the pertinent deadline. Housing accommodations cannot be guaranteed after these deadlines.

Students with disabilities who have been approved by SUNY Cortland's Disability Resources Office to receive accessible housing will receive any accommodations at the standard double room rate or the West Campus Apartments rate, regardless of the differential room rate of their housing assignment.  Accommodations can include wheelchair accessible single rooms with wheelchair accessible private bathrooms, wheelchair accessible rooms, air-conditioned rooms, single rooms, and rooms with semi-private or private bathrooms.  These rooms are available in limited quantities.

Steps for students to request a housing accommodation

  1. Submit a New Student Accessibility Request with Disability Resources. Students already affiliated with Disability Resources submit a Supplemental Request in AccessCortland instead.
  2. Documentation is not required to begin the process. But if you wish to support your request by providing information directly from a medical or mental health care provider or another advocate, please download the Accessible Campus Housing Request form in PDF or fillable Word format. The top of the form is to be filled out by the student and the rest by their provider or advocate. Once complete, submit it to the Disability Resources Office.
  3. The Disability Resources Office will review the request and may reach out to schedule a meeting with the student. Disability Resources will determine if the student has a disability-specific need and how SUNY Cortland can best provide the student with equal access. A disability is defined as a condition that substantially limits one or more major life functions. Disability Resources will provide a response to the student and communicate any approved accommodations to the Residence Life and Housing Office. 
  4. If applicable, Residence Life and Housing will let the student know whether they will be assigned in a location that meets the student’s accessible campus housing request, or Residence Life and Housing will let the student know if their name is on a waiting list.  Housing assignments for new students for the fall semester are posted on myRedDragon on August 1.

Residence Hall Accessibility 

  • Elevators

    • Alger Hall, Cheney Hall, Clark Hall, DeGroat Hall, Dragon Hall, Fitzgerald Hall, Glass Tower Hall, Higgins Hall, and Smith and Casey Tower.
  • Accessible entrances

    • Cheney Hall, Clark Hall, DeGroat Hall, Dragon Hall, Fitzgerald Hall, Glass Tower Hall, Higgins Hall and Casey and Smith Towers.
  • Accessible bedrooms and bathrooms

    • Cheney Hall, Clark Hall, Higgins Hall, Dragon Hall Glass Tower, Fitzgerald Hall First Floor, DeGroat Hall, and Casey and Smith Towers.
  • Accessible parking

    • Near DeGroat Hall, Dragon Hall, Glass Tower Hall, and Smith and Casey Tower.
  • Designed singles

    • In corridors and in suites in the following halls:  Alger Hall, Casey Tower, Cheney Hall, Clark Hall, DeGroat Hall, Dragon Hall, Higgins Hall, Glass Tower Hall and West Campus Apartments.
  • Apartment style

    • West Campus Apartments, building 2 has an accessible entrance and apartments (bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen.)