Disability Resource Center

Housing and Dining Access

Requesting Accommodations for Residence Hall

Western Illinois University (WIU) views living on-campus as integral to a liberal arts education and the WIU experience. As such, we have a wide variety of housing and dining options on campus which can accommodate the vast majority of medical issues. In order for WIU to meet the needs of students on-campus and provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations, students who have a documented disability(s) that requires accessible on-campus housing or dining must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Housing Application online as soon as possible.
  2. Check the box that says, "Click here if health or disability requires special consideration."
  3. Complete the DRC Accommodation Request Form and submit disability documentation to the Disability Resource Center.
  4. Use the Roommate Matching system to identify and request compatible roommates. Access the Roommate Matching Systems on STARS by selecting the "UHDS Housing Information Menu"

Requests for accommodations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and receipt of the necessary documentation does not guarantee that the accommodations will be granted.

Making Timely Requests

To ensure timely accommodations, it is recommended that you place requests according to the following timeline:

  • the Fall term, current students should provide complete documentation for consideration by March 1 and incoming students by June 15
  • the Spring term, current students should provide complete documentation for consideration by November 1 and incoming students by December 1 or immediately upon enrollment.

Residence Hall Accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms
  • Card Swipe Entry
  • Lever Handle Entry
  • Automatic Door Openers
  • Room on Lower Level
  • Private Room
  • Additional Storage for Assistive Equipment
  • Strobe Light Alarm System
  • Room in Close Proximity to Restroom
  • Mobility/Wheelchair Access to laundry facility
  • Early Move-In Date
  • Private Bathroom
  • Semi-Private Bathroom
  • Roll-In Shower
  • Reserved Handicapped Parking
  • Allergen-free meals
  • Modification of the Meal Plan

Accommodation requests are only for your living space and requests based on studying issues will not be considered.

Residence Hall Access Features

All residence halls at WIU are air-conditioned, are non-smoking, and use environmentally friendly, green cleaning supplies. Allergic rhinitis does not usually merit special housing considerations (such as a single room).

Halls with wheelchair accessible community bathrooms:
  • Thompson Hall
  • Corbin/Olson
  • Washington Hall
Halls with wheelchair accessible suite/attached bathrooms
:
  • Grote Hall
Halls with attached Dining Centers:
  • Thompson Hall
  • Corbin/Olson Halls
  • Bayliss/Henninger Hall
Halls with fire alarm strobes in student rooms:
  • Thompson
  • Tanner
  • Bayliss
  • Henninger
  • Grote
  • Corbin/Olson
  • Lincoln/Washington

For more information please visit University Housing and University Dinning.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Contact Info

Disability Resource Center
Memorial Hall 143
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: disability@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-2512
Fax: (309) 298-2361