Accommodations/Accessibility Options

We offer services to work to accommodate Aggies. 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.
  • Modular 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: Room that does not require the use of stairs; room that has access to the main level.
  • 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 Accommodations Counselor.  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 May or early June for the Fall semester), there may be limited (or no) options left for on-campus housing.

Learn more about requesting accommodations.