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Information for Students with Physical and Learning Disabilities

Providence College is committed to serving students to the highest potential of its staff and facilities abilities.  Because of this, Providence College recognizes that no two students are the same and, furthermore, that each candidate for admission is defined by a different combination of skills, abilities, experiences, and potential.  Students with learning, physical, or psychological disabilities may need reasonable accommodations or services to ensure equal access to Providence College’s educational programs.  To ensure these needs are met, residence life works to provide students who may need individual accommodations in their residence facilities with the resources necessary for growth and success at Providence College.

In order to receive the most appropriate assistance, students with disabilities who plan to attend Providence College should provide the office of residence life with the most current and specific information that establishes the presence of a disability.  This information should be provided prior to the student’s arrival on campus. To be consistent, Providence College has the following mandatory forms that all students applying for special housing, parking accommodations, and or meal plan adjustments (dietary allergies) must fill out.

Download:  FormPhyAccom.doc

Upon receiving this information, the coordinator for students with physical disabilities can begin to determine the appropriate assistance and accommodations.

For more information about services for students with disabilities please contact:

Tiffany Gaffney, Dean of Residence Life


Steven Sears, Dean of Students
Student Affairs

Students seeking academic accommodations due to a learning or physical disability should contact:

Jennifer Rivera, Academic Assistant Director of Disability Support Services

More information can also be found here.​

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