Housing accommodations may be needed for students who feel that:
- living in a traditional setting may not work,
- they will need something additional in that setting, or
- for students who need accessible rooms.
Requesting Housing Accommodations
Housing & Residential Life works in partnership with Accessibility Services to provide housing accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Each student’s needs are determined on a case-by-case basis.
The Accommodation Process
For full consideration, requests based on medical need must be received by:
- May 15 for housing beginning Fall Semester
- December 1 for housing beginning Spring Semester
Step 2: Contact Accessibility Services! Please call 218-766-2139 or schedule online to set up an appointment.
Step 3: Submit a BSU Accessibility Services Application
Step 4: Work with a qualified health care provider to have them complete and submit the Health Care Form.
Step 5: Meet with Accessibility Services at your scheduled time to discuss accommodations.
Emotional Support Animals (ESAs)
An Emotional Support Animal (ESA) is an animal that provides comfort to an individual with a disability in their living environment and is a housing accommodation authorized by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the federal Fair Housing Act.
Applications for an ESA must be approved through Accessibility Services and Housing & Residential Life prior to arrival on campus.
Please follow the steps outlined above to request an ESA.