Housing Accommodations

Continuing Students with existing housing accommodations:

All continuing students who currently have housing accommodations must reconfirm the need for continued housing accommodations for each academic year. Prior to room selection, an email will be sent directly to students who have existing housing accommodations.Email notifications will be sent out beginning February 8, 2017. All confirmations for ongoing accommodations must be received by February 24th, 2017. Continuing students who do not confirm will forfeit their housing accommodations and will be expected to participate in room selection in April.

Continuing Students requesting housing accommodations for the first time:

All continuing students who are applying for housing accommodations as a result of a documented disability for the first time must complete a housing accommodations request form, disability support services request form, and submit appropriate supporting documentation. Please review process for requesting housing accommodations below. Requests without appropriate documentation will not be considered. All new applications for housing accommodations for the 2017-2018 academic year must be submitted by March 10th, 2017 (extended deadline). Accommodations are provided as needed and as space permits. Decisions for all new requests will be communicated to applicants after March 20th, 2017.

Continuing Students with existing emotional support animal-housing accommodations:

All continuing students who currently have access to an emotional support animal as a housing accommodation must reconfirm the need for continued housing accommodations for each academic year. An email will be sent directly to students who have existing emotional support animal housing accommodations.Email notifications will be sent out beginning February 8th, 2017. All confirmations for ongoing accommodations must be received by February 24th, 2017. Continuing students who do not confirm will forfeit their emotional support animal-housing accommodations. Communications regarding clearance to bring an animal to campus will be communicated to students after June 19th, 2017

Continuing Students requesting emotional support animal-housing accommodations for the first time:

All continuing students who are applying for an emotional support animal as a housing accommodation for the first time must complete a housing accommodations request form, disability support services request form, and submit appropriate supporting documentation. Please review process for requesting housing accommodations below. Requests without appropriate documentation will not be considered. All applications for emotional support animals as a housing accommodation for the 2017-2018 academic year must be submitted by March 10th, 2017 (extended deadline). Accommodations are provided as needed and as space permits. Decisions for all requests will be communicated to applicants after March 20, 2017.

New Incoming Students

All housing and support animal accommodation requests for incoming students for the 2017-2018 academic year must be received by July 14, 2017. Accommodations are provided as needed and as space permits. Please review process for requesting housing accommodations below.

Process for Requesting Housing Accommodations:

Academic Resources Contact Information

  • Email: ars@scrippscollege.edu
  • Fax: (909) 607-7081, Attention: Academic Resources and Services
  • Mail: 1030 Columbia, # 2010 Claremont, CA 91711, Attention: Academic Resources and Services
  • In-Office: Dean of Students Office (Balch Hall)

Documentation Guidelines for Housing Accommodations

All documentation must be submitted on letterhead and include a signature from the treating professional health care provider. Students are encouraged to share the documentation guidelines with their treating health care professional. Documentation must address the following:

  • Licensure and experience of health care professional
  • Identification of diagnosis/condition
  • Description of the functional limitation(s) as a result of the condition
  • Discussion of the major life activities impaired by the condition
  • How the condition/limitations impact full participation and/or accessibility of any aspect of the college experience, specifically residential and/or academic environment
  • List of all recommended accommodations that will ameliorate the experience of the limitation(s) such that the student will be able to fully access and/or participate in all aspects of the academic or residential life programs

Evaluation Process

Requests for housing accommodations will be reviewed by a committee. Decisions will be sent electronically to the Scripps email account. Additionally, the student will be notified if more information is needed to make a decision on a request.
Residential Life staff will work to facilitate access to appropriate housing accommodations as quickly as possible. All approved housing accommodation will be reflected in the student’s assigned housing for the semester.

Other Related Information

Meals Accommodations Request Process

Scripps College requires that all students living in Scripps-supported housing purchase a meal plan. However, students with specific dietary needs may request an adjustment to their meal plan.

To request an adjustment to your meal plan:
Complete the Request for Disability Support Services Form and provide supporting documentation. Completed applications and documentation will be reviewed by the disability support services staff; in some instances, students may be required to meet with disability support services and Residential Life staff prior to meal accommodations being provided.