There are many different types of accommodations that might be available to students at UNH. Depending on the specific campus, this can include academic, housing, dining, and parking accommodations. Please note that all accommodations are approved through the SAS interactive accommodation process. Depending on specific student need, approved accommodations vary.
More information about the types of accommodations provided through SAS can be found in:
The most commonly approved accommodations are academic accommodations. Academic accommodations are available across all UNH campuses, but specific implementation may vary depending on the specific campus. Depending on specific student needs, this can include:
- Classroom accommodations (e.g., preferential seating, short breaks, notetaking assistance)
- Exam accommodations (e.g., extra time on exams, distraction reduced environment, exam technology use)
- Flexibility accommodations (e.g., limited extensions, flexibility agreements)
- Accessibility accommodations (e.g., accessible audio content, accessible educational materials, use of AT)
To learn more about some of the most commonly approved accommodations through SAS, please visit: SAS Accommodations Guide: Procedures and Practices. This guide provides more information about some of the key things to know, student responsibilities, accommodation processes, implementation recommendations, and common questions.
Housing is available at both the Durham and CPS Manchester campuses. All students who would like housing accommodations are required to apply for housing and adhere to all housing-related deadlines. Part of this process can include applying for housing accommodations.
SAS assists in the interactive accommodation process for housing accommodations. Housing accommodations can be requested at any time, but due to limited availability, it is highly encouraged to apply for accommodations by the priority housing deadlines. The chances of an accommodation being able to be met are greatly increased if a student completes the accommodation approval process by the priority deadlines.
For more information about the types of housing accommodations available, please visit SAS Accommodations Guide: Procedures and Practices
UNH Durham Housing Accommodations
Housing accommodations may be requested at UNH Durham. Housing is provided through UNH Housing and SAS works closely with UNH Housing to ensure that accommodation needs are met. UNH Durham students who wish to request housing accommodations may contact SAS directly, and we can help you through the accommodation process.
Please note, UNH Durham students are highly encouraged to meet priority deadlines for accommodations set by UNH Housing.
CPS Manchester Housing Accommodations
Housing accommodations may be requested at CPS Manchester. Housing is provided through Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), and as such SAS works closely with SNHU Residence Life as well as their Campus Accessibility Center to ensure that housing accommodation needs can be met. CPS Manchester students who wish to request housing accommodations may contact SAS directly, and we can help you through the accommodation process.
Please note, CPS Manchester students are highly encouraged to meet priority deadlines set by SNHU Residence Life.
While UNH is committed to providing a wide range of safe and healthy options for students, there may be circumstances where students require additional dining supports. Dining accommodations are approved through the interactive accommodations process, and are approved based on the student’s specific condition. When approved, SAS works directly with Dining to ensure accommodations are implemented. For more information about the types of Dining Accommodations, please visit: SAS Accommodations Guide: Procedures and Practices.
For more information on navigating inclusive options at UNH Durham, please visit the UNH Dining – Special Concerns page.
There are two types of Assistance Animals that are allowed on campus: Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals (ESAs). There are important distinctions that should be made between each type of animal. While Service Animals are not approved as an accommodation, students are encouraged to reach out to SAS for assistance in facilitating access to the animal on campus. ESAs are considered accommodations, so all students who wish to have an ESA must complete the interactive accommodations process.
More information about Assistance Animals including policies about Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) can be found in the SAS Accommodations Guide: Procedures and Practices.
- U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT - Assessing a Person’s Request to Have an Animal as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the Fair Housing Act
A Note about Documentation Purchased from the Internet
There are individuals and organizations that sell service animal certifications or registration documents online. These documents do not convey any rights under the ADA and the Department of Justice does not recognize them as proof that the dog is a service animal. The HUD Guidance states:
Some websites sell certificates, registrations, and licensing documents for assistance animals to anyone who answers certain questions or participates in a short interview and pays a fee. Under the Fair Housing Act, a housing provider may request reliable documentation when an individual requesting a reasonable accommodation has a disability and disability-related need for an accommodation that are not obvious or otherwise known. In HUD’s experience, such documentation from the internet is not, by itself, sufficient to reliably establish that an individual has a non-observable disability or disability-related need for an assistance animal.
By contrast, many legitimate, licensed health care professionals deliver services remotely, including over the internet. One reliable form of documentation is a note from a person’s health care professional that confirms a person’s disability and/or need for an animal when the provider has personal knowledge of the individual.
For any questions about what documentation is acceptable, please contact SAS directly or visit our Submitting Documentation Page.