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Attendant Care

Attendant Care Guidelines and Processes

If you have disability-related needs that require personal assistance, we encourage you to meet with the OLR, prior to enrolling at UD, to discuss the attendant-care process. OLR may provide some suggestions on resources for prospective attendants, but you are responsible for hiring your own attendant.

The University of Dayton does not provide any aspect of attendant care or service of a personal or medical nature for students, including any aspect of transporting students from one location to another inside or outside the building, feeding or toileting a student, or serving as caregivers or monitors in the absence of professional attendant care.

Requirements for Attendant Care

Prior to Move-in at UD

  • You must have your attendant care arranged prior to moving into University housing. 
  • Advise your attendant care person that their offer of employment is contingent upon completion of a favorable criminal background check as required by the University. Favorable Criminal Background Verification must be received and processed prior to attendant care persons coming on campus. This includes emergency-coverage attendants.
  • Written verification of the status of the criminal background check will be provided to you by University's Office of Human Resources.  If you have questions, contact Office of Human Resources at 937-229-2541. Attendants must click here to initiate their background check.

Approved Attendants on Campus

  • You must work with the University of Dayton Residence Life Office, Office of Learning Resources, and Public Safety regarding attendant access to University property. 
  • Attendants must wear appropriate identification at all times.
  • Depending on the specific attendant care needs, the attendant/agency may be issued a key card and/or room key for direct access or the attendant/agency may need to check in at a pre-designated location at the residence hall to secure a key card/room key (key card and room keys must be returned after each use if securing from the designated location). 
  • Attendant may also be restricted to where they can be when not in the presence of the student for whom they are working (e.g., breaks that occur during overnight access may be restricted to designated areas).
  • Attendants who will be parking on campus for more than two consecutive weeks or more than three times per month must purchase a UD parking permit. You are responsible for addressing parking permit requirements. Contact Parking Services at 937-229-2128 or visit the Parking Services website for more information.

Disability Services

Roesch Library
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1302
Fax: 937.229.3270