Residence Life


Housing Accommodations

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 Accommodation

Students 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: residencelife@newbury.edu
  • Mail documentation to:
Office of Residence Life
Attn: John Mayo
Newbury College
129 Fisher Avenue
Brookline, MA 02445

Committee Review and Housing Assignment

Requests 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 Requirement

All students who reside in Newbury College sponsored housing are expected to pay the non-refundable $250 housing deposit.

Requests for Fall 2017 - Priority Deadline

The priority deadline for students to submit accommodations requests for the 2017-2018 academic year is:
  • Returning Students - Wednesday, April 28, 2017
  • New Incoming First Year Students - Friday, July 28, 2017

Housing Accommodation Form

Download the housing accommodation form now