The Accessible Education Center (AEC), in partnership with University Housing Services, makes every effort to determine and recommend appropriate housing accommodations to support eligible students with documented disabilities.
University Housing Services at San José State University provides reasonable housing accommodations to student residents with disabilities. We recognize the importance of providing reasonable modifications to our housing policies, facilities, and services as warranted, in order to provide as many students as possible the opportunity to live in on-campus housing.
Students seeking disability-related housing accommodations must be registered with
AEC, and must complete all steps of the UHS application process by the published UHS deadlines. Housing accommodations are provided based on availability. Students are encouraged to complete the UHS application and register with the AEC
by no later than SJSU’s Intent to Enroll and UHS application deadline, ordinarily
May 1 for the following fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester.
Students seeking disability-related housing accommodations must:
- Complete all steps of the UHS application process by the published UHS deadlines.
- Register with AEC by completing the AEC Housing Application on AEC’s website. AEC determines eligibility and prescribes reasonable and appropriate
housing accommodations for eligible students. Housing accommodations are provided
based on availability.
Students registering with AEC will complete the online application, upload supporting documentation, and meet with an AEC counselor for a Housing Intake appointment. AEC’s Disability Documentation Guidelines site provides details and Verification Forms for treating professional to complete. Please note, the requirement for the Supplemental Housing Verification Form [pdf].
Once the AEC application and appropriate disability documentation has been provided, the AEC will message the student to the email provided in the application with next steps and a link to schedule the “Intake Appointment.”
During the Intake the student and AEC counselor fully engage in the interactive process which provides both the student and AEC counselor an opportunity to discuss eligibility and reasonable and appropriate accommodation(s), if qualified.
At the conclusion of the Intake, AEC will provide the student and UHS with a Housing Accommodation Notification Letter. The Housing Accommodation Notification Letter will state prescribed housing accommodations (i.e., single room, studio apartment, shared room, room with a semi/private bathroom). Accommodations listed will identify alternative accommodation in the event prescribed accommodation is unavailable.
- Based on availability, UHS will assign students to a housing unit consistent with the housing accommodations prescribed by AEC. If prescribed housing accommodations are not available, UHS will offer an alternative as stated in AEC’s Housing Notification Letter, in order of priority. In the event prescribed accommodations and alternate accommodations are not available, the student will be placed at the top of the waitlist for the next available room that can support the prescribed housing accommodations. For students waitlisted for a space in on-campus housing, prescribed housing accommodations or alternatives will be provided if housing becomes available.
- Prescribed housing accommodations do not guarantee on-campus housing. Students waitlisted for a space in on-campus housing, students with prescribed housing accommodation(s) or alternatives will be provided if housing becomes available.
- AEC has no authority in room/building selection. Housing staff will assign rooms to meet prescribed accommodations.
- AEC has no involvement in roommate selection. Housing staff will assign rooms to meet prescribed accommodation(s). Students can opt to withdraw their requested/prescribed accommodation(s) and select to follow Housing's standard application and request to live with a specific roommate(s).
Additional information on SJSU’s Housing Accommodations process can be found on San Jose State University’s Student Housing Accommodation Policy. [pdf]