Student Accessibility

Review by May 15

Creating a barrier-free environment.

The Office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) works with faculty and university offices to offer a variety of services for William & Mary students who have disabilities — undergraduate, graduate, full-time, part-time, unclassified — with reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the duration of their time at the university.

Disability Housing Related Accommodations

If you require any housing-related accommodations due to a diagnosed disability, you must register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS). All requests and documentation must be submitted by June 1, 2020. Once SAS receives completed registration and documentation information, please allow up to two (2) weeks for processing.  We will process requests submitted after the deadline as soon as possible, but approvals may be delayed due to housing availability and other factors. We will notify Residence Life if we approve your accommodation.

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Air Conditioning in Residence Halls

A request for air conditioning is a request for an accommodation due to a diagnosed disability, and such a request can be processed only through Student Accessibility Services. Students who need air conditioning as an accommodation must register with Student Accessibility Services and submit supporting documentation by June 1, 2020. Once SAS receives completed registration and documentation information, please allow up to two (2) weeks for processing. We will process requests submitted after the deadline as soon as possible, but approvals may be delayed due to housing availability and other factors.

If approved, and depending on individual need, students will either be placed in a chilled air system residence hall, or the university will provide and install a window unit at no cost to the student. Students can bring an air purifier for their room if needed.

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Requesting Other Disability Accommodations
(Academic or Other Non-Housing Related Accommodations)

Reasonable and appropriate accommodations are determined through a flexible, interactive process involving the student and SAS staff. Final responsibility for selecting the most appropriate accommodation rests with Student Accessibility Services. To ensure adequate review and time for a productive interactive process, new students should submit requests no later than July 15, 2020. Once SAS receives completed registration and documentation information, please allow up to two (2) weeks for processing. We will process requests received after the deadline as soon as possible, but approvals may be delayed.

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We encourage you to review our links to state agencies and Virginia's Wounded Warrior Programwhich provides services for veterans and their families. If you do not see what you need, please do not hesitate to contact us.