William & Mary

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 written statement outlining the nature of the adaptive housing request and supporting documentation are required for any student seeking adaptive housing.  Supporting documentation may include Documentation of Practice for students seeking housing accommodations based on religious practice or belief or a letter from a qualified professional (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. Students must provide written release for William & Mary officials to discuss any such recommendations with the professional(s). 

The Director of the Center for Student Diversity or his/her designee may request further office notes when deemed necessary.  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 university reserves the right to make final decisions regarding all adaptive rooming requests. The university 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