Due to the generally mild climate in Haverford, PA, most residence halls do not have central air conditioning. As part of the standard furniture and room arrangements, many student rooms are carpeted. Students with allergies or asthma generally do well in this environment without any special arrangements. However, the College will accommodate students with a documented need for air conditioning or no carpeting due to a disability or medical condition.
Students who are eligible to receive air conditioning as an accommodation for a disability will be provided with one AC unit and installation free of charge. Installation of the AC unit will occur at the beginning of the Fall semester and the unit will remain in place until the end of the Spring semester. As with all housing accommodations, students needing AC must submit the Housing Accommodation Request Form and provide documentation. Documentation of asthma and severe allergies requiring AC or carpeting accommodations must be no more than one year old and be submitted to ADS each year.
More information about air conditioning accommodations is available in the Residential Life Handbook.