Adaptive Housing

Please note: Incoming freshmen are the only students guaranteed College housing. All other currently enrolled students should refer to the room selection web site for a list of deadlines and due dates associated with the Room Selection Process.

Adaptive Housing Requests

Adaptive housing requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis according to documented need. Following a thorough review, the Director of the Center for Student Diversity, will make recommendations as appropriate to Residence Life.

Documentation Supporting Adaptive Housing Requests

A qualified professional must provide a letter (with original signature) that includes a clear statement of the adaptive housing request based on gender identity. The credentials of the professional must be listed if not clear from professional letterhead or other forms. The professional may not be a family member. The professional must specifically describe the type of rooming situation that is being requested and why s/he believes that rooming situation is necessary for his/her student's well-being. The Director of the Center for Student Diversity or his/her designee may request further office notes when deemed necessary. Students must provide written release for William and Mary officials to discuss any such recommendations with the professional(s).

Exceptions to the documentation requirement may be made by the Director of the Center for Student Diversity on a case by case basis.

An adaptive room accommodation is not automatically transferable from one academic year to the next and new documentation is necessary at the time of each request. The College reserves the right to make final decisions regarding all adaptive rooming requests. The College does not permit students of different biological sexes to share the same sleeping quarters.

For more information, contact:
Vernon Hurte
Director of the Center for Student Diversity