Special Requests

Special housing modifications or accommodations

To effectively respond to student requests for special housing modifications or accommodations, the University has created the Special Housing Accommodations Committee. The committee is made up of a group of USC Upstate professionals representing Disability Services, Health Services, Counseling Services and the Office of Residence Life.

In order to fully evaluate student requests, the Special Housing Request Committee, will need documentation of each student’s condition or disability. Documentation should be current and comprehensive in light of the request and consist of an evaluation by an appropriate professional that describes the current functional impact of the condition or disability as it relates to the housing modification or accommodation requested.  

Documentation provided will be used by the committee to evaluate your request. The committee will generate a list of potentially reasonable modifications or accommodations based on:

  • Information provided by the diagnosing professional
  • Potential effectiveness
  • Maximum level of integration
  • Potential for an undue financial or administrative burden

USC Upstate reserves the right to request additional documentation if the information submitted appears to be outdated, inadequate in scope, or content, does not address the student’s current level of functioning or substantiate their need for modifications or accommodations. Students will be notified in writing of the Committee’s decision.


A fully completed Certification of Condition or Disability Form must be received by the Special Housing Request Committee by February 1 for returning USC Upstate students that are new to housing and by May 15 for freshmen. Requests received after the stated deadlines will be considered on an as available basis.

The Certification of Condition or Disability Form has been developed to assist you in working with your diagnosing or treating professional to prepare the information needed to evaluate your request. 

Please note: The committee will not review the request until all documents have been submitted.  

Questions about the Special Housing Request process may be directed to the Special Housing Request Committee at  or by contacting the Office of Disability Services at Phone 864-504-5199.

Special Housing Request Committee 
USC Upstate
800 University Way (CLC 107)
Spartanburg, SC 29301