Residence Life

Air Conditioning Medical Exception Policy

Students are not permitted to bring or install air conditioners without documented medical reasons and approval from the Health Services Office. Any student who has a medical condition or disability that necessitates air conditioning in his/her room as part of their prescribed treatment must have a Medical Request for Air Conditioning form completed by their Primary Care Physician, Allergist, Pulmonologist, or Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist.

Once the need is documented, it will be reviewed by Health Services. If approved, Health Services will maintain a copy of the request on file. Health Services will facilitate the installation of the air conditioning unit with the facilities staff. Air conditioner installation requests submitted by students will not be approved. Window units are the only approved type of air conditioning unit. Below is a summary of the steps to complete a request. Unauthorized air conditioner units will be removed and the student will be subject to University Disciplinary actions.

Step One: Student prints out the form and completes their portion of the form.

Step Two: Student takes form to their appropriate licensed health care professional to complete. Doctor notes, prescriptions from a physician, and other documents will not be accepted. A physician must complete the form in its entirety.

Step Three: Student delivers the completed Medical Request for Air Conditioning form to Health Services located on the first floor of Saint Peter Hall.

Step Four: After your information is reviewed, you will be notified of the status of your request. If the request is approved, you will receive additional information via your University email address.