Applicants with Disabilities

Applicants with Disabilities

If you require a housing accommodation, please contact the Harvard Housing Office's Disability Housing Coordinator as soon as possible so we can best meet your needs. Harvard University Housing (HUH) manages a number of housing units that are appropriate for individuals with a physical disability or medical condition.

Learn more by visiting the University Disability Resources website.

View Emergency Evacuation Protocols.


HUH wheelchair-accessible units have been modified in a number of ways to facilitate their occupancy by a resident using a wheelchair. Floor plans for these units show a wheelchair symbol on them, and the Accessibility Details field in the online Unit Attributes/Amenities descriptions will also indicate that a unit is wheelchair accessible. Typically, a wheelchair accessible unit is larger to allow proper turning radius for a wheelchair. Unit entry door peepholes may be located both at standard and wheelchair height, and all doors will be wide enough to allow a wheelchair to pass through. Clothes rods in closets may be lower. Kitchen counters and sinks may be lower and open underneath, and the bathroom may contain a lower-height toilet and sink and either a tub with grab bars or a roll-in shower with no tub.