Location: Unistructure 275
Website: Office of Accessibility Services
The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) strives to provide wholistic support for students with disabilities and educate the campus community about disability through information sharing and purposeful dialogue. OAS staff review accommodation requests and are available for consult about disability-related concerns. OAS also manages the Academic Testing Center, a distraction-reduced setting that serves as an alternative to in-classroom testing when extended time, assistive technology, or other needs require it.
Disability-Related Housing Accommodation Requests
Any student who is requesting a disability-related housing accommodation must register with the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS). Students register online using the ClockWork portal, which is accessed through the My Bryant Portal (my.bryant.edu) and the Quick Links drop-down menu or by clicking on the link below:
Register with ClockWork Here
Once registered with ClockWork, students will meet with a member of the Office of Accessibility Services staff to discuss their request. If housing accommodations are approved, they will remain active for one academic year (September – May). Summer or Winter housing accommodations are processed separately.
All correspondence related to accommodation requests will be sent to the student’s Bryant University email address.
Deadlines and Timelines:
Disability-related housing accommodation requests are accepted and reviewed at any time throughout the year. However, the following administrative deadlines align with housing assignment timelines, and should be followed whenever possible.
Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors who are entering into the Spring Housing Lottery for the following academic year usually prefer to know the status of their housing accommodations request before the lottery begins. Students may complete registration and upload the required documentation through the ClockWork portal between January 1st and February 15th. This timeline will allow for an intake meeting with OAS staff and subsequent notifications to Residential Life by March 1.
First Year students must submit their registration through ClockWork to OAS by July 1st to know the status of their housing accommodations before Fall housing placement. Students who are transferring to Bryant University should register by July 1st for the Fall and by November 1st for the Spring. Summer housing accommodation requests must be completed by May 1.
Students who were approved for a disability-related housing accommodation in the past will not automatically be granted the same accommodation the following year. All students must reapply annually. Summer housing accommodations are separate from this process and must be approved for each summer spent in student housing.
Approved accommodations do not apply to friends or housing groups. The Office of Accessibility Services will not consider housing groups when reviewing requests for a single room and students are not guaranteed a single room within a suite of friends, for example. The student may elect to stay with a housing group and decline their accommodation for a single room or accept the accommodation and be placed in a setting that best meets their disability-related need as determined by Residential Life.
Applying by the specified deadline dates will increase the likelihood that your approved housing accommodation can be implemented. However, approval of accommodations does not guarantee immediate availability. When a room that aligns with the approved accommodation is not immediately available, the student’s name may be placed on a Wait List. Students will then be assigned rooms as they become available.