The University strives to maintain a fully accessible campus to ensure program access. Students who have difficulty accessing classrooms or other campus locations should inform ODA as soon as the problem arises. Courses, programs, and activities in rooms that are not accessible to a participating student with a disability will be promptly reassigned to an accessible location.
Accessible furniture, including adjustable tables and desks, should be specifically requested through ODA by the student needing these accommodations. All requests should be made to ODA in advance, with students informing ODA of the classroom location and meeting times. Students must make this furniture request each semester and should inform ODA of any changes in their schedules or in the location of their classes.
Physically accessible housing facilities for students with disabilities are available at Southern Miss. Students with special needs for housing should identify and request these needs on their housing application with the Department of Residence Life.
Applications for University housing are processed by date of receipt of the housing application and receipt of application fees. It is therefore important to submit the housing application prior to or by the priority deadline as stated on the housing application. Submission of a housing application does not guarantee on-campus residence/housing. Room/housing assignments are based on space availability.
Students requiring the service of a personal care attendant may note this requirement and the attendant’s name on their application. Students may request the attendant as a roommate. There is a residence room charge for attendants.
Residence Life offices are located on the first floor of Hickman Hall. Visit the Residence Life Website or call 601-266-4783 for more information.