As part of the decision-making process, prospective students are encouraged to find out more about the University of Florida by

If you are a student with a significant mobility impairment and are interested in residing in Cypress Hall, please contact Tara Gallagher or Vern Rogers in Housing and Residence Education.

Information about the on-campus housing application process is located at: https://housing.ufl.edu/living-options/terms-conditions/accommodation-requests/.

If you need housing accommodations, you do not need to reside in Cypress Hall. Housing accommodations for students with disabilities can be coordinated through Housing and Residence Education in residence halls across campus. Information about the accommodation request process is located at: http://www.housing.ufl.edu/undergrad/contracts/accommodation-requests/.

The amenities of Cypress Hall were designed to support students with significant mobility impairments.

In encouraging students to foster independent living skills, a student will be responsible for identifying, hiring, training, supervising, and funding his/her personal care attendant(s), as needed. While the University of Florida is not responsible for providing personal care assistance, the following support will be offered by the Disability Resource Center:

  • Assisting students in navigating the process of establishing a funding source
  • Training students in the management of personal care assistance needs
There are several ways in which personal care assistance can be coordinated and funded:

  • The Vocational Rehabilitation’s School to Work Transition program: http://www.rehabworks.org/stw.shtml
  • Personal healthcare insurance benefits
  • Self-pay
  • It is important to begin planning at least one year in advance of starting college, even if you should choose not to attend the University of Florida or reside in Cypress Hall. If you are currently receiving disability-related services in high school, it will be important to begin discussing personal care assistance during transition planning at or before your annual IEP/504 Plan review. If you are not already aware of or connected to a local Vocational Rehabilitation office, you can locate your local office here: http://www.rehabworks.org/office_directory.shtml.

    If you have questions about coordinating and/or funding personal care assistance as a student or potential student at the University of Florida, you are encouraged to contact the Disability Resource Center at 352-392-8565 or via e-mail at accessuf@dso.ufl.edu to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment (https://disability.dso.ufl.edu/).

    There are several ways in which personal care assistance can be coordinated and funded:

    If you have questions about coordinating and/or funding personal care assistance, you are encouraged to contact the Disability Resource Center at 352-392-8565 or via e-mail at accessuf@dso.ufl.edu to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment (https://disability.ufl.edu/).

    If you require personal care assistance, it is important to begin planning at least one year in advance of beginning college, even if you should choose not to attend the University of Florida or reside in Cypress Hall. If you are currently receiving disability-related services in high school, it will be important to begin discussing personal care assistance during transition planning at or before your annual IEP/504 Plan review. If you are not already aware of or connected to a local Vocational Rehabilitation office, you can locate your local office here: http://www. rehabworks.org/office_directory.shtml.

    For additional information, please contact the Disability Resource Center at 352-392-8565 or via e-mail at accessuf@dso.ufl.edu to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment (https://disability.ufl.edu/).