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Single Room (Double Room Rate)

Single Room at a double room rate provides a student with a single room (i.e. no roommate) at the price rate of having a double room (i.e. having one roommate).

Providing a single room to a student is necessary when the student has needs related to their disability that relate to safety or privacy for medical reasons. In such cases, the student is charged at a double room rate because it would discriminate against the student to make them pay a higher single room rate in such cases. Housing provides this accommodation for eligible students.



The student is responsible for coordinating with the services for students with disabilities office, prior to their living at the institution, if their disability might warrant the need for a single room. Students should alert the services office if there are any problems obtaining a single room at a double room rate.


Faculty do not have any responsibilities for this accommodation.


The services for students with disabilities office has a responsibility to notify housing services of the student's right to live in a single room charged at a double room rate, and to facilitate communication between the student and housing services.


Related Functional Characteristics

Service Animal Needs : Students who have a service animal may need a single room because it is unreasonable to require another student to live with them.

Personal Care/ Medical Equipment Needs : A single room is granted to a student who uses a nursing aide or personal care assistant in order to protect the privacy of the student and to accommodate medical equipment necessary for care of the student.

Susceptibility to Infection : With documentation of a physician's diagnosis, a single room allows students to limit their exposure to others when infection risk is high (e.g. flu outbreaks).

Allergies : A single room living environment with a private kitchen space should be granted to a student with severe allergic reactions to food-derived products to limit allergen exposure. It is critical that this room be thoroughly cleared of allergen residues before assignment to the student and in some cases may require the presence of an air filtration system.

The Building Accepting Campus Communities (BACC) project was funded by the US Department of Education Office of Secondary Education grant #P333A080070-09. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran's status, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.