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 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 Campus Activities website for a full description of the residential life program.
Accessibility Resources, Residential Life and Campus Activities, and Housing and Conferences work together to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to the College’s housing resources. The Accessibility Resources staff is happy to meet with students to talk about specific 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 Housing and Conferences, which includes completion of the online Housing Agreement, students requesting housing accommodations should follow the steps below:
- Contact Accessibility Resources to discuss requested accommodations. Continuing students should meet with an Accessibility Resources staff member by March 8 for fall housing and November 1 for spring housing. New first-year and transfer students are encouraged to contact Accessibility Resources as soon as possible after committing to attend Colorado College.
- The student requesting a housing accommodation should complete the “Housing Accommodation Request Form.” The student can obtain this form from Accessibility Resources.
- Continuing students should submit the completed "Housing Accommodation Request Form" to Accessibility Resources by November 10 for spring housing and March 15 for fall housing. (Housing accommodation requests submitted after these dates will still be considered. However, after these dates, students approved for housing accommodations may need to be placed on a wait list for the appropriate housing assignment to become available.)
- The student must submit documentation of disability to substantiate disability and establish eligibility for housing accommodations. 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 as an accommodation should complete the standard room selection process.
- Accessibility Resources will respond in a timely manner to all requests. Please allow at least three weeks after the submission deadlines for us to process requests.
- For questions about the housing accommodation request process, please contact Accessibility Resources.
Please keep the following in mind:
- Please refer to the Residential Life and Campus Activities 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.
- Dietary preferences rarely rise to the level of disability. However, when there is a medical need, Accessibility Resources will work to accommodate necessary dietary considerations within our housing and food service systems.
- To appeal a housing accommodation decision, please follow the Accessibility Resources Appeal Policy and Procedure.
For additional information on housing accommodations or other accommodations and services for students with disabilities, please contact Accessibility Resources.