Request for Accessible Housing Accommodations

Statement on Student Accessibility Requests for University Housing   

Roger Williams University and The Department of Residence Life and Housing are committed to the full participation of students with disabilities in all aspects of college life, including residential and dining experiences.  Roger Williams University has established procedures to ensure that students with documented disabilities have access to reasonable University housing and meal plan accommodations. Virtually all student needs can be met through the standard room selection process or new student assignment process. However, students with conditions whose needs cannot be met through this process may request additional housing consideration.

  • Students must submit requests each academic year to renew existing accommodations, or request new accommodations by these dates:
    • Returning Students (Readmit/Return from Abroad in Spring): November 15th  - January 3rd 
    • Returning Students (Participating in Housing Selection): December 7th - March 3rd 
    • Incoming Students (1st Year/Transfer Students for Fall): May 1st - June 30th 
    • Incoming Students (1st Year/Transfer for Spring): November 15th - January 3rd

Students must reapply for housing accommodations each academic year.  NOTE:  An academic year includes the fall, winter intersession and spring semesters.  Summer accommodation requests must be submitted and reviewed on a separate basis, as Housing is limited and coordinated in designated areas.

Returning Students

  • Should your accommodation request be approved, Returning Students participating in the Housing Selection process will receive additional instructions at the beginning of March outlining how and when they will receive their housing options for the following year. During the pre-selection process you will be offered an accommodation that meets your needs and is consistent with assignments that would be available to others in your class year.  If you accept the assignment on that date, your Housing Selection for the upcoming semester will be complete.  ONLY those students who opt to decline this offer may proceed through the general Housing Selection process at their originally scheduled date and time. 
  • Students who submit requests after the March 3rd deadline, and/or after the designated Housing Selection process will be wait-listed should a space that meets the accommodation become available.

New Students (entering First-year and Transfer students)

  • All new students must also complete the Housing Application through the Housing Self Service Tab at Roger Central. 
  • Accommodation requests submitted to SAS after June 30 for fall enrollment, or after January 3 for spring enrollment, will be placed on a wait list should a space that meets the accommodation become available.

All requests for accessible housing accommodations are to be directed to the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Office. They can be contacted at 401-254-3841,, or your can visit the SAS Webpage for further inquires.