Springfield College is sensitive to the needs of its students. Students with severe or chronic medical conditions can request specialized housing in our residence halls. The Office of Housing and Residence Life has a limited number of beds reserved for students with severe or chronic medical conditions, including those students requesting air conditioning. Students who receive approval from the Health Center will be assigned a reserved space based on their accommodation needs.

Note: Only students who have documentation on file of their severe or chronic medical conditions will be considered for a medical priority housing placement.

Once a decision is made by the Health Center, the Office of Housing and Residence Life will inform the student if the request has been approved or denied. Students seeking medical priority for housing, including the request for air conditioning, must submit a letter from their physician with supportive documentation annually to the Health Center.

In order to receive medical priority for housing, students will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Required academic credits to reside in the preferred housing location.
  • Have on file medical documentation with the Health Center.
  • Meet with Health Center staff to obtain a form which confirms the need for specialized housing.
  • First-year students requiring an air conditioner should request Gulick Hall as their first choice in order to be assigned to this air-conditioned residence hall.

Deadlines to Request Medical Priority for Housing

  • Senior Housing Room Selection: Students who will become seniors for the upcoming academic year must submit a letter from their physician requesting specialized housing to the Health Center by October 9 in order to participate in the senior housing selection process.
  • Returning Students Room Selection: Students who will become sophomores, juniors, or seniors for the upcoming academic year must submit a letter from their physician requesting specialized housing to the Health Center by March 4 in order to participate in the room draw Selection process.
  • Incoming Students: Incoming first-year students must submit a letter from their physician requesting specialized housing to the Health Center by May 1.

Students seeking medical priority for housing, including the request for air conditioning, must submit a letter from their physician with supportive documentation annually to the Health Center.

Students requesting a private kitchen for dietary restrictions are required to meet with dining services (ARAMARK) to discuss accommodations and with the Health Center dietitian for nutritional counseling. Priority for kitchen accommodations will be based upon recommendations from ARAMARK and the Health Center dietitian according to individual needs.

Questions about medical priority and documentation may be directed to the Springfield College Health Center at (413) 748-3175.

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