Centenary College strives to create supportive and comfortable living communities inclusive of the needs of all students. Centenary is committed to allowing Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) that are approved as necessary to provide individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to use and enjoy college housing, which complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1972 (Section 504), and the Fair Housing Act (FHA).
- Service and Emotional Support Animal Policy and Forms for Students
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Timeline and Application Deadlines
Students seeking to have an ESA in residential housing must submit a request for review each academic year. Completed requests must be received by the following deadlines in order to ensure that approved requests can be arranged for the start of the semester:
Continuing students should submit requests by the deadline for housing accommodations for the upcoming academic year.
First Year and transfer students should submit requests by July 1st for the upcoming academic year
Students returning from study away, students returning from a break from the college, new transfer students or new admits should submit requests by November 15th for the Spring Semester.
ODS will consider off-cycle requests on a case-by-case basis, but we cannot guarantee a determination will be reached during the semester it is requested in.
1. It is highly recommended that students schedule an appointment with the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to discuss process, forms, necessary documentation in order for applicant to understand policies and procedures.
To schedule an appointment, email email@example.com or Complete a Disability Services Request Form
2. Complete required forms:
Service Dog Only
Animal Information Form with required vaccination records
Emotional Support Animal Only
ODS Medical Form
ESA Roommate/Suitemate Agreement Form
Upon Approval, complete Animal Information Form with required vaccination records
3. Documentation Requirements
All requests and completed forms must be submitted to ODS prior to the aforementioned deadlines to ensure a decision is reached prior to the start of the applicable semester.
All required documentation must be received by ODS before any request is reviewed.