William & Mary

Adaptive Housing

Room Selection 2016

The deadline for students to seek adaptive housing approval for room selection is Friday, March 4, 2016.

Residence Life seeks to provide adaptive housing accommodations for students with documented needs.  Requests for adaptive accommodations based on gender identity or religious need will be considered on a case-by-case basis according to the processes outlined below.  Students wishing to request adaptive housing should begin by contacting the appropriate official as outlined below, in order to ensure they have the necessary documentation.

Questions regarding Adaptive Housing should be directed to Vernon Hurte, [[vjhurt]], Director of the Center for Student Diversity; or Katrina Pawvluk, [[kjp]], Associate Director, Residence Life.

General Information

Students approved for adaptive housing must also pay the $200 non-refundable Room Reservation Deposit before Friday, February 19, 2016.  Students approved will be guaranteed a space in the residence halls for the next academic year. This approval must be renewed each year. All paperwork must be completed by March 4, 2016 to be protected in the room selection process.

  • Those students with an approved for priority housing selection, will select their rooms on March 31 - April 1, 2016.
  • Eligible students will be called to schedule an appointment with Katrina J. Pawvluk (221-3174) in the Residence Life Office during that time. (Seniors will choose first, followed by juniors and sophomores.)
  • New students who cannot meet the Friday, March 4, 2016 deadline should contact Katrina J. Pawvluk

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