Housing for students with disabilities is available in a variety of residential communities. These housing options accommodate different levels of access and students’ special needs are taken in to consideration when assignments are made. Students requiring these accommodations should apply early, since spaces are limited and in high demand.
The Center for Disability Access and Resources (CeDAR) provides comprehensive services and accommodations to FAMU students with disabilities. As an advocate for students with disabilities, the CeDAR collaborates with faculty, staff, and community partners to provide accommodations for the unique needs of students both in and out of the classroom.
The Office of University Housing works closely with CeDAR to place students with special needs. CeDAR assesses the student’s requirements and makes housing recommendations to the Office of University Housing, which then tries to place the students in available housing satisfying those needs.
Students must both be registered with and be approved by CeDAR, as well as complete a housing application, to be eligible for special housing consideration.
Registration with the CeDAR office does not guarantee a housing assignment and placement is subject to the availability of suitable housing spaces. Availability depends on the number of students applying who require special housing accommodations, as well as the number of residents returning to university housing for the school year.
You should contact both Center for Disability Access and Resources (CeDAR) and University Housing as early as possible if you have special needs for your housing (including requests for single accommodations).
Center for Disability Access and Resources (CeDAR) is located at 667 Ardelia Court, Tallahassee, FL 32307.