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Obtaining Housing Accommodations

To receive housing accommodations at any WVU sponsored property, students must complete the following steps: 

1. Apply for Housing

    • If you have already applied for housing, please move on to step 2.
    • If you have not already applied for housing, apply for housing through the  WVU Housing Portal 
      • Choose "YES" under section 3 about Accessible Housing Accommodations 
      • Please note, students will not be able to select a room or roommate when answering "YES" to Accessible Housing Accommodations.
      • You must also meet all housing  application process deadlines   

2. Register with OAS 

3. Submit a completed Licensed Professional Questionnaire

4. Write and submit a Personal Statement

    • Personal statements should include a rationale for your housing accommodation and how this accommodation will enrich your Mountaineer Experience.  
    • Submit the Personal Statement by:
      • Uploading it when completing the online application
      • Emailing it to
      • Faxing it to 304-293-3861
      • Bringing it to your initial meeting

5. Meet with an Accessibility Specialist 

OAS will contact you within two business days to schedule your initial meeting with your Accessibility Specialist after the completion of your Online Application. During an initial meeting, specialists will discuss with you:
    • Submitted documentation
    • Additional documentation, if needed
    • Reasonable housing accommodations 
    • Any other relevant information

If a Housing Accommodation is Authorized:

Privacy note All documentation submitted to OAS is kept separate from an academic record and is considered private under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) . There are times when the staff of OAS must share information with other faculty and staff on campus to facilitate accommodations in the classroom, residence halls, or transportation.