Hamilton College supports students seeking assistance with animal housing accommodations. The Accessibility Resources Office, which is located in the Elihu Root House, strives to ensure that qualified students with disabilities are accommodated in a manner that supports therapeutic treatment. Students are required to meet with the Assistant Dean for Accessibility Resources before bringing an emotional support animal to campus.

Application Process

Deadlines: July 1st for Fall Semester and December 1st for Spring Semester

A pre-application meeting includes consultation with the Assistant Dean for Accessibility Resources. The meeting consists of a review of the application process. An appointment can be made by calling the office at 315-859-4021.

Applicants should complete, sign and submit the Emotional Support Animal Agreement.

Applicants should submit a completed Student Health Verification Form which provides a required mental health assessment from their clinician.

For dogs and cats, applicants must submit a completed Veterinary Health Form along with current and appropriate records (evidence) of their animal’s immunizations and vaccinations. Also, shot records must be updated as necessary and when applicable, the animal must wear a rabies vaccination tag. For animals that aren't required to have immunizations or vaccinations, applicants must submit a Veterinary Health Form completed by a licensed veterinarian. The form is required and provides documentation of their animal's “clean bill of health.”

Applicants must submit a recent picture of their animal.


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Caretaker Services


Office / Department Name

Accessibility Resources

Contact Name

Allen Harrison

Assistant Dean for Accessibility Resources

Office Location
Burke Library

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