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Housing and Specific Needs Referrals

The Caltech Housing Office affirms and celebrates the identity of all individuals and recognizes that the university community is comprised of students, faculty, and staff who represent diversity on many levels regarding beliefs, race, social economic status, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, culture, sexual orientation, or as differently abled. Caltech Housing is dedicated to supporting all students and any specific needs they may have regarding their housing experience, while providing residential environments that honor human diversity and students as individuals.

Caltech Housing works collaboratively with the Dean of Students Office and the Graduate Studies Office to comprehensively support students' needs in their residential experience. If you have questions or concerns regarding any specific need you may have as a student living in residence pertaining to your individual identity, please contact the Associate Dean listed below:

Lesley Nye

Associate Dean of Students


Kristin Weyman

Associate Dean of Students


Kate McAnulty

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies


Caltech Housing also works with the Caltech Accessibility Services for Students Office for students with special needs regarding various disabilities.

*Please note that the deadline for new/updated documentation for residential accommodations for the 2020-2021 housing lottery for both undergraduate and graduate students is March 9th, 2020.

If you are a returning student registered with CASS, and wish to renew a housing accommodation for the upcoming year, please contact us with your request by then.

If you are not registered, but wish to request a new housing accommodation, please complete the registration form and submit all relevant medical documentation by March 9, 2020 for full consideration. 

For more general information about Housing at Caltech, please email or call (626) 395-6176.

The Caltech Housing Office works with the Caltech community and other student affairs support services, and invites you to contact the following departments regarding your student experience outside of your housing needs:

Caltech Center for Diversity (CCD)

The Caltech Center for Diversity (CCD) supports activities that enhance the inclusion of underrepresented, underserved and minorities (URM), women and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) students in all aspects of campus life. Additionally, the CCD promotes and provides access to admission information and campus resources collaboratively with other student affairs support services (on and off campus).

ISP supports international students by providing accurate and timely immigration advice and advocacy to enable them to achieve their academic and professional goals. ISP supports international education and the exchange of ideas through educational, social, and cultural programs. 

Caltech Counseling Center

The Caltech Counseling Center promotes the health of Caltech students in order to improve the quality of their lives and aid them in achieving academic success. Please visit the Caltech Counseling website detailing services offered by the Caltech Counseling Center as well as resources and information about a variety of topics related to psychological health. 

Title IX Compliance

Caltech is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a disabled veteran, or other eligible veteran, for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability, or any condition protected by the state and federal law. It is the policy of Caltech to provide a work and academic environment free of discrimination as required by federal and state law, including Title IX which prohibits discrimination based on sex in Caltech's educational programs and activities. Caltech will take all reasonable steps to eliminate discrimination, harassment and sexual violence in its work and academic environment. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to Caltech's Title IX Coordinator who can be reached at