Gonzaga University provides residence life accommodations for students with disabilities that demonstrate a need for specific types of residences. Please click here to follow the Disability Access Process for securing accommodations to request specific residence accommodations. Note that residence accommodations have the following deadlines:
- For current Freshmen and students transferring to Gonzaga, the deadline by which a student should contact our office regarding a Housing request for the next year is December 15 of the current academic year.
- For current Sophomores and Juniors, the deadline by which a student should contact our office regarding a Housing request for the next year is November 1 of the current academic year.
- For incoming Freshmen, the deadline by which a student should contact our office regarding a Housing request for the Fall is May 15.
Requests made after these deadlines will still be considered, but are not guaranteed.
Disability Access asks the Residence Life office to place the student in any room that can fulfill the accommodation needs of that student, we do not ask Residence Life to place a student in a particular residence hall as an accommodation.
Single Room Requests
Single rooms are not granted based on a need for quiet study space. Residence halls are designed as living spaces. We ask students who need very quiet environments for study to seek other places on campus that are designated as quiet study areas.
All other single room requests should be requested using the Disability Access Process for Securing Accommodations.
The Chefs and Staff of Gonzaga's dining services work hard to ensure that the food and facilities are accessible to all. If you have questions about how they can fulfill your dietary needs, please let us know and we will arrange an in-person meeting with the Executive Chef. Students requesting disability accommodations for their meal plan or the dining service facilities are typically asked to speak with the Executive Chef as part of our process to understand what accommodations would be appropriate for you. The Chef will communicate the outcome of that meeting to our office, this will be added to your documentation.
If you have questions regarding accommodations for meal plans, please contact our office at 509-313-4134 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emotional Support and Service Animals
Information regarding this policy is available here: Gonzaga University Assistance and Service Animal Policy for Students
Notes for students requesting an accommodation for an emotional support animal to be allowed in their residence hall:
- Disability Access needs a letter from the medical practitioner who diagnosed your condition that shows the need for a comfort animal. The letter should articulate the need for the animal based on your medical condition. This letter should not say (simply): “In my professional opinion, due to [the student's] condition, [the student] needs a comfort/emotional support animal.” Rather it needs to articulate why, based on the diagnosis, a comfort animal would be an accommodation for your condition. For example: “[The student] has been diagnosed with [condition X] using [some diagnostic means]. [Condition X] causes [the student] to have the following symptoms: [A,B,C]. We have found that through [some means] having a ‘comfort animal [of type Y]’ in [the student's] living area reduces or alleviates those symptoms.” You can download a copy of this guidance for your medical provider here: ESA Addendum to documentation.
- Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions (509) 313-4134.