Disability

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Support for students with a disability or ongoing medical condition

Centre for Accessibility provides support and program initiatives designed to remove barriers for students with a disability or ongoing medical condition.

A variety of support is available for eligible students. This includes academic accommodations such as exam adaptations or the production of alternate-format material. They also provide non-academic services including mobility training and priority placement for on-campus housing.

Priority access to housing

All applications for on-campus residence must be made through UBC Student Housing and Community Services.

If, as a student with a disability or chronic medical condition, you feel that you need to live on campus or you have special requirements for student housing, please review the Priority Housing Request Form to determine if you should apply. 

Application Deadline is February 15

Additional Criteria

You must be a new student and have a disability or ongoing medical condition that significantly affects your housing needs. 

You are required to provide medical documentation indicating the presence of a disability or chronic medical condition, and how that condition necessitates on-campus housing. 

In order to be recommended for priority access, you must have disability-related needs that cannot be met in off-campus housing. The presence of a disability alone is insufficient to qualify for priority placement.

Placements are typically offered in year-round housing.

Course Load Requirements

If, as a student with a disability or chronic medical condition, you are unable to meet Student Housing’s credit load requirement (9 credits/term) for disability-related reasons, you can make a request to your Diversity Advisor – Disability to be considered eligible to remain in student housing with a minimum of 6 credits/term.

Navigating to, from and around campus

UBC provides a variety of services and accommodations to ensure our campus is accessible as possible.

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