As a residential college, we strongly believe that life in our residence halls is a central part of the holistic learning experience that characterizes a liberal arts education at Colorado College. Because the residential requirement is a critical part of the Colorado College experience, all students must live on campus for the first three years of their enrollment at CC. Our students live in a diverse neighborhood of traditional residence halls, historic mansions, and modern apartments that offer a variety of housing options. Each community is geared toward helping students create an experience that is appropriate for their year in school. Please refer to the Residential Life and Housing website for a full description of the residential life program.
The Disability Services (DS) and Residential Life and Housing staff members work together to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to the College’s housing resources. We would be happy to meet with you to talk about requests for housing accommodations (e.g., wheelchair accessible room, single room, access to a kitchen or single-use bathroom, visual alarm). We carefully consider each request for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
In addition to applying for housing through Residential Life and Housing, which includes completion of the Housing Agreement, students requesting housing accommodations should follow the steps below:
- Contact the director of DS to discuss the accommodation(s) you are requesting. Continuing students should do this at least two weeks in advance of the beginning of the housing registration process or as soon as a need for accommodation is determined. New first-year and transfer students are encouraged to contact DS as soon as possible after deciding to attend Colorado College.
- Students who have not already registered with DS may need to do so. Please consult with the director of disability services to determine if this is necessary, and refer to the Registering for Services page for the DS registration guidelines.
- Complete the Residential Life and Housing “Application for Special Consideration for On-Campus Housing.” This form can be downloaded from the Residential Life and Housing website or can be picked up from their office in Bemis Hall. The completed form must be submitted to Residential Life and Housing by the deadline noted on the bottom of the form.
- Students who have submitted complete information will be notified via their CC email address of decisions regarding requests for housing accommodations. Students who are not granted a disability-related housing accommodation or who choose not to accept the room offered should complete the standard room selection process.
A few things to keep in mind:
- Please refer to the Residential Life and Housing website for important dates and deadlines for the room selection process.
- Students who have received housing accommodations in the past must apply each year to be reconsidered.
- Single rooms based on a student’s desire to have a "quiet, undisturbed place to study” will be provided only in unusual circumstances. By virtue of the shared facilities, resources, and number of people living under one roof in the residence halls, a single room does not necessarily provide a quieter, more distraction-free space than a standard shared room.
- To appeal a housing accommodation decision, please follow the Student Disability Appeal Policy and Procedure.
For additional information on housing accommodations or other accommodations and services for students with disabilities, please contact Disability Services.