Group of Students in Enfield House

Housing Accommodations

Residence Life and Housing staff are available to discuss any personal issues students may have in relation to their housing assignment, and we will always do our best to find the right placement for every student. However, we know that some conditions necessitate that certain accommodations be met. In these cases, we ask that students officially disclose this information to the College through the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS). This way, they can rest assured that their needs will be accommodated to the fullest reasonable extent in all aspects of their education.

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Wheelchair Accessibility

There are several wheelchair-accessible rooms located throughout campus, in the dorms and mods. Each space can be equipped with keyless entry, and includes wheelchair-accessible bathrooms, laundry facilities, and kitchen (in the mods). Please contact the Housing Operations Office for more information.

Substance-Free Spaces

There are approximately 20 registered substance-free living spaces (with space to house more than 150 students) for the 2020-21 academic year. Students in need of a substance-free space must complete the substance-free registration form to ensure their placement in an appropriate residence.

Reduced Allergen Mod

A reduced allergen mod is maintained on campus for students who have a medical need to live in a space that is free of allergens such as dust and mold. Residents of the reduced allergen mod are determined by the Housing Operations Office and the director of the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services.

Dietary Restrictions

Residence Life and Dining Services are happy to discuss the dietary preferences and restrictions of our students and prospective students. Students requiring a specific diet due to a medical necessity should request accommodation through the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services.

Students living in the mods whose food allergies or sensitivities will require changes in behavior on the part of modmates (ex: keeping a nut-free kitchen) should submit a Food Allergy Action Plan (available during the spring housing lottery), detailing the expectations of their living arrangement.

Please contact the Housing Operations Office at or 413.559.5453 with any questions.

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Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002