Special Accommodations Request

University Housing is committed to meeting the needs of all students, to the best of its ability, by providing an inclusive, respectful and safe living environment.

Accommodations requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, according to room availability and must be requested annually. University Housing is dedicated to providing accommodations that best meets the needs of the student, within University of North Carolina system policies. University Housing takes these concerns very seriously and confidentiality will be maintained.

*Housing for special accommodations requests may be limited due to space availability.

New Freshmen and Transfer Students

Requests from new freshmen and transfer students received before April 1 for fall and December 1 for spring will receive priority placement. Please note, transfer students are not guaranteed on-campus housing and acceptance of an accommodations request does not guarantee housing for a transfer student.

Continuing Students

Continuing students must renew their accommodations request on an annual basis. Requests received by February 1 will receive priority placement. Continuing students who wish to receive continued accommodations must submit an application for housing and an accommodation request by the application deadline in order to be considered for continued accommodations on campus.

Disability, Medical or Psychological Needs

Students who require accommodations for disabilities, medical needs or psychological needs should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS)   to complete the appropriate forms. ODS will work collaboratively with University Housing to secure an appropriate housing assignment.

Transgender Housing Accommodations

University Housing and the Office of Multicultural Student Development are committed to providing a safe and comfortable living environment for all students, including students who identify as trans*, gender variant, or other gendered. Any student seeking accommodations for living in the residence halls at Appalachian State University should download and complete the Housing Accommodations Request form and submit it to the Office of Multicultural Student Development.

All requests are kept confidential and reviewed by the Assistant Director for Gender Education in the Office of Multicultural Student Development and the Associate Director for Administrative Services in University Housing. These offices will work collaboratively to determine how to best meet the requests and needs of each student.

Because of limitations in available housing options, there is no guarantee that all of the student's requests can be met, but we are committed to working with each student to find the best accommodations possible. It is important to request your accommodations as soon as possible while the widest range of options are still available.

University Housing assignment decisions for trans* students are guided by the following values:

  • Respect and affirmation of the student's gender identity and/or expression
  • Prioritized attention to the student's physical safety and emotional health
  • Enhancing the student's opportunity for success at Appalachian State University by finding the best match between the student's needs and the options available

Additional information and resources for trans* students can be found at the LGBT Center .

Contact Information

J. Spenser Darden
Assistant Director
Multicultural Student Development
(828) 262-6158

Alicia Vest
Associate Director, Housing Administration
University Housing
(828) 262-6116




Contact Us

Rm. 321, John E. Thomas Hall
P.O. Box 32111
287 Rivers St.
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-2160
Fax: (828) 262-2945

Email: housing@appstate.edu