Emotional Support Animals Information
1200 E California Blvd
Mail Code 160-86
Pasadena, California 91125
Students, postdocs and staff with documented disabilities may bring emotional support animals (ESAs) into campus housing. The Housing Office works closely with Caltech Accessibility Services for Students (CASS) and the Office of Residential Experience (ORE) to ensure compliance with federal and state laws to help create a harmonious living experience for all residents.
Caltech Housing and the ORE will not collect any medical information from students or staff members.
Once the resident has signed the ESA Agreement, the Housing Office will contact the resident to collect relevant information about the animal. Residents may use this Form to submit the required information. Documentation that will need to be collected includes:
Residents may not maintain any pets. Pets are strictly prohibited. If Resident is found with a pet or pets, Resident will be assessed a fine of $350.00. Resident will be given fourteen (14) calendar days from the date that notice of violation of the Pets section of their License Contract or Lease is violated to remove the pet(s) from the Premises. If Resident fails to remove the pet(s) within the fourteen (14) day period, their License Contract or Lease will be subject to revocation or termination and Resident and pet(s) will be removed from the Premises within five (5) calendar days of notice of failure to remove pet(s).
Please be aware that the Caltech Housing Pet Policy does not include emotional support animals or service animals. These animals go through a different approval process through our Caltech Accessibility Services for Students.