Students Requesting Accommodations

  1. Submit Request for Accommodations:  Student Accommodation Request Generally, until both the request form and documentation are received students will not receive a communication from ODR.

  2. Submit Disability Documentation: Documentation meeting guidelines. Service Animal or physical access requests may contact ODR for a meeting upon completion of the request for accommodations without submitting documentation. For accommodations within University Housing (including service animals or emotional support animals) additional requirements are outlined at Assistance Animals within University Housing.

  3. Eligibility: ODR will email students regarding eligibility and applicable next steps (may include a meeting with ODR).

Timing: Students are encouraged to begin the request process as early as possible as approvals may take more time to navigate depending upon their complexity. Generally,  accommodations are  not retroactive or applied to historical activities/tasks. Once both the request for accommodations and appropriate documentation is received every effort will be made to determine eligibility and provide related accommodations within 15 business days of submission. To ensure accommodations can be utilized within the current semester, students should complete the requesting accommodation process a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the last day of classes.

Additional Information

Additional Accommodation Requests

For individuals already approved for accommodations or need additional accommodations and/or changes

Temporary and Pregnancy Related Conditions

Information on supports for those navigating temporary injuries or pregnancy related conditions.

Sign Language Interpreter or Remote Live Captioning Request

Requests for sign language interpreters or real-time captioning should be made at least two weeks in advance


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