Access Solutions

Providing access solutions across the university community
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Equal access is individualized. 

Students will meet with a Disability Services staff member to have a conversation about the barriers experienced in the learning and/or living environments. To determine access solutions, additional information about essential standards for courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities may be requested. 


Access and Accommodations

Disability Services offers a variety of services and meets collaboratively with students to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations. These may include accommodations related to: 

  • Testing  

  • Classroom Environment

  • Course Materials

  • Interpreting 

  • Notetaking 

  • Events on campus 

  • University Housing 

This is not an exhaustive list as appropriate accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis. If you have questions about accommodations, please inquire with our office.  

Housing Accommodations

All housing accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case and space available basis, according to documented need and prevailing standards for reasonable accommodations. There is a separate and comprehensive process in place for all housing-related requests.  

There are additional components to a Housing Request that include documentation addressing the need for accommodation. When reviewing our Documentation Guidelines, please review the specific section that details what is needed for a housing request. Documentation is one component of a request, and a medical condition in itself does not necessarily qualify an individual for accommodations.   

Please review the deadlines listed below to plan appropriately for making a housing request. It is essential to contact Disability Services as soon as you believe you will need a housing accommodation.


We request that students seeking to make a housing request submit all required components by the following dates:  

  • June 1 for the Fall Semester 
  • October 1 for the Spring Semester 

Students who miss the above deadlines will have their requests reviewed by Disability Services on a rolling basis. Students who miss the above deadlines may have their request reviewed for the following semester (i.e. a request made in December for the upcoming spring semester may instead be considered for the next fall semester). Students should be aware that housing requests may take up to four (4) weeks to be reviewed by Disability Services after all required components have been submitted.