In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Newbury College has established procedures to ensure that students with documented disabilities receive housing assignments that reasonably meet their needs as required by law.
According to the ADA, a disability is defined as any mental or physical impairment that substantially limits the individual in a major life activity compared to the average person. In determining the extent of one’s limitation, the nature, severity, duration, and impact of the impairment are relevant factors.
Requesting a Housing AccommodationStudents interested in submitting a Housing Accommodation should complete the Request for Reasonable Housing Accommodation form in it’s entirety. The form includes three parts, part one: student request, part two: health care provider certification, and part three: HIPPA release. All three parts of the form must be submitted for a request to be reviewed.
Completed forms and documentation should be sent to the Office of Residence Life.
- Fax documentation to: 617-730-7134
- Email documentation to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail documentation to:
Attn: John Mayo
129 Fisher Avenue
Brookline, MA 02445
Committee Review and Housing AssignmentRequests for housing accommodations are reviewed by the Housing Accommodation Committee. Committee members include a representative from Residence Life, Counseling and Health Education, and Academic Affairs. Reasonable and appropriate accommodations depend upon the disability, the housing environment and the measures necessary to ensure equal access. Requested accommodations may not be granted if deemed unreasonable, unduly burdensome or if alternative accommodations are available. Students will be notified of the Committee decision via their Newbury College Email address.
Housing Deposit RequirementAll students who reside in Newbury College sponsored housing are expected to pay the non-refundable $250 housing deposit.
Requests for Fall 2016 - Priority DeadlineThe priority deadline for students to submit accommodations requests for the 2016-2017 academic year is:
- Returning Students - Wednesday, April 27, 2016
- New Incoming First Year Students - Friday, July 29, 2016