We offer services to work to accommodate Aggies with disabilities. Examples of housing accommodations requests that can be made include, but may not be limited to:
- Wheelchair Accessible Room: The room is on the ground floor and the furniture is moveable. Also, the door to the room may have an automatic door opener. This room may also have a roll-in shower.
- Wheelchair Accessible Toilet/Sink: A sink that a wheelchair can fit under; usually no higher than 34” in height with minimum cabinet space underneath for knee clearance.
- Remote Control Access: A door used for human passage that is equipped with a power-operated mechanism and controls, that helps to open the door automatically or relieves the opening resistance of a door upon receiving a signal.
- Private Bathroom: A bathroom that is not shared between roommates. This accommodation may be used by someone that has chronic illness such as Crohn’s disease but is not limited to this.
- Semi-Private Bathroom: A bathroom that is shared between two people. This bathroom is enclosed within the living space itself.
- Roll-in Shower (no lip): Have no barriers and a wheelchair could easily roll in to it.
- Large Shower (with lip): Have a slight barrier and a wheelchair may have a more difficult time maneuvering in it.
- Strobe Light: A flash lamp that produces high-intensity short-duration light pulses; may be used to aid students with hearing impairments during emergency situations.
- Braille Signage: A system of writing and printing for blind or visually impaired people, in which varied arrangements of raised dots representing letters and numerals are identified by touch.
- First Floor Room and/or Elevator Access: Room assignment that does not require the use of stairs to access building amenities or room.
- Service Animal: Service animal means any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including, but not limited to, guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals with impaired hearing to intruders or sounds, providing animal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items.
- Access for Personal Attendant(s) – A student needing a personal attendant should discuss this with his or her Access Coordinator. Texas A&M University does not provide, but can assist the student, in finding a personal attendant.
Housing accommodations are handled on a first come, first served basis. Once on campus housing assignments have been assigned (usually in late April/early May), there may be limited (or no) options left for on-campus housing.
Learn more about requesting accommodations on our Procedures page under the Special Requests & Accommodations section.