Service and Support Animal Accommodation

How to Request a Service and Support Animal Accommodation for University Housing:

  1. Student gathers required documentation from their provider, see ESA Documentation Questionnaire
  2. Student submits AES Accommodation Request Form (Form submission requires documentation upload);
  3. Student completes and submits Student Request Form - Service Animal/ESA in University Housing;
  4. Once AES approves the request, Residence Life/Physical Plant Staff will place the student in an appropriate room and schedule a meeting for them to review and sign the Animal Checklist together;
  5. Student must submit an annual renewal request to Residence Life or Physical Plant;
  6. Student Code of Conduct applies (under no circumstances is animal allowed to be in residence prior to completion of all procedural steps);

Additional Information

The deadline for requesting permission to bring a support animal into University-owned housing is 60 days prior to the start of the semester (e.g., the first day when the support animal will be present in any University property). It is always best to submit your request and documentation well in advance of the deadline for animal requests, as additional information is often needed, and you are advised to allow advance time for processing. Please note: we will process and allocate housing accommodations on a space-available basis for those accommodations which are received and approved after the deadline.

Please note for support animals: The animal must be fully grown in accordance with its growth/maturation cycle and sufficiently mature to meet University procedural requirements, including housetraining status, size planning and compliance with University rules regarding noise, safety, disruption and cleanliness as outlined in applicable University policies and procedures.  Generally, an animal must be at least 1 year old to be considered fully grown.

The student must have owned and lived with the animal for sufficient duration (minimum of three months) to learn appropriate care-taking methods, provide crate-training in a small space, develop animal control methods between student and animal, and provide for foundational work to prepare for student to meet University requirements in bringing animal to University-owned housing.

Please refer to the University Policy on Service and Support Animals for further information.