William and Mary

Adaptive Housing

Room Selection 2014

The deadline for students to seek adaptive housing approval for room selection is Friday, February 28.

Residence Life seeks to provide adaptive housing accommodations for students with documented needs.  Requests for adaptive accommodations based on gender identity 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, [[kjpawv]], Associate Director, Residence Life.

General Information

Students with a documented need for adaptive housing will need to have appropriate documentation from a qualified professional reviewed by Vernon Hurte, Director of the Center for Student Diversity (Campus Center 159; tel: 221-2300) as soon as possible. Students must also pay the $200 Room Reservation Deposit before Feb. 14, 2014 at the Cashier's Window in Blow Memorial Hall. If approved, the student 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 February 28, 2014 to be protected in the room selection process.

  • Those students with an approved need of special accommodations, will select their rooms on March 27-28, 2014.
  • 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 February 28, 2014 deadline should contact Katrina J. Pawvluk

Documentation Supporting Adaptive Housing Requests

Appropriate documentation from a qualified professional must accompany adaptive housing requests based on gender identity. 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). The College does not permit students of different biological sexes to share the same sleeping quarters. 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.

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