Exemptions/Exceptions to Room & Board Policy

Exemptions or Exceptions either the Room or Board Policies at the University of the Arts

If you are seeking an exemption or an exception to the University's Room and/or Board Policy as an accommodation for a documented disability, you and your treating physician must first fill either the Application for Special Housing Exceptions and ExemptionsApplication for Special Meal Plan/Board Exceptions and Exemptions, or both and return to the Office of Educational Accessibility at access@uarts.edu. Your request will be reviewed by the Accommodations Committee, and you will be notified of the decision within two weeks of receipt of your application.

Please note that applications for changes to the meal plan must be supported by a medical diagnosis or substantiation of disability and must be made before the end of the drop/add period of each semester. Exceptions will be considered for conditions initially diagnosed during the semester after the drop/add date.

All exceptions due to religious dietary restrictions should be referred to the Dean of Students. 

Food Allergies or Sensitivities
The University of the Arts is able to accommodate most food allergies and sensitivities within the Dining Services facilities. The Dining Services staff at the University of the Arts are specifically trained in handling food allergies and allergen-specific food preparation to avoid cross-contamination. If you have any questions about accommodations to our meal plan or options available through Dining Services, please contact the director of Dining Services at diningservices@uarts.edu.