Students diagnosed with asthma or with allergies, allergic rhinitis and sinusitis should submit an Air Conditioned Housing Accommodations request as some of the halls on campus are not equipped with central air conditioning. These students should have a serious need and health concern in order to apply for accommodation in an air conditioned building.
For housing accommodation requests in addition to, or other than air conditioned housing, please refer to the Office of Disability Resources website.
Click here to access the request form. New Fall 2015 transfer students may complete the form after April 15, 2015 (due May 15, 2015 for full consideration of space). New Fall 2015 freshmen students may submit the form after the building assignments have been made, if a student is in a building without air-conditioning but requires it for major health reasons (to request to have a personal window unit installed).
Students must complete the form (family members should not submit the form). Supporting documentation must accompany the request. This is information from a medical professional (doctor or nurse practitioner) on either a prescription notepad or a note on letterhead should contain the student’s name, birth date, diagnosis, and air conditioned housing as a requirement for treatment. The supporting documentation may be electronically attached to the request, or it can be faxed to 540-654-1527, or it can be mailed to:
UMW Office of Residence Life
1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
There are some residence halls rooms without central air-conditioning.
Residence halls which have central air-conditioning:
Residence halls which do NOT have central air-conditioning:
Some students are approved late in the process after assignments have concluded. These students, if approved, will be permitted to bring their own air conditioner into the room, which will then be installed by UMW Facilities Services (at the request only from Residence Life). Maintenance on personal air conditioners will not be provided by UMW Facilities. If the student requests to have the air conditioner removed prior to the end of the year, there will be a $75 fee to re-install if requested. Required specifications for units are:
- 5,000 BTUs, max 7,000 BTUs
- 115-120 volts with 8 amps maximum