Updates

Updates

June 27, 2023:

If you are seeking a housing accommodation, please be sure to register with DS and meet with your Access Coordinator by July 11th. Housing Assignments are announced on 8/5 and the deadline for DS to communicate any access needs is 8/1. Students will need to allot 3 weeks for their documentation to be reviewed by DS and communicated with Residential Life. Any requests received after this deadline will require students to accept their current assignment and participate in the change process that begins after the start of the semester. 

March 29, 2024:

Disability Services recently made to the language of the Disability-Related Absences and Assignment Extensions accommodations.  

These updates are intended to improve students' experience by outlining a baseline of flexibility that instructors should provide at minimum, establishing a floor, and remove the need for students to negotiate access to their approved accommodation with instructors. Disability Services will continue to support students who may require additional leniency beyond these guidelines as needed, on a case-by-case basis.  

Additional questions and concerns regarding the use and implementation of these accommodations are answered in this FAQ document linked here.

February 21, 2024:

Any current student seeking a new request for Spring 2024 housing accommodations should plan to meet with an Access Coordinator prior to March 8. Requests made after March 8th cannot be guaranteed processing in time for the Fall 24 housing selection process. Plan accordingly.

January 19, 2024:

The Final Exam Deadline for Spring 2024 is Monday, April 22, 2024 at 5 p.m. Please plan accordingly.

September 8, 2023: Heat

We are experiencing a heatwave this week into next and most of our residence halls do not have air conditioning. Please consider the following to reduce heat in your residence. Keep doors/windows closed during the day, shut blinds/shades and curtains to reduce sun and heat from the windows, reduce oven and electronic use, utilize reusable ice packs to supplement cooling, stay hydrated and use fans to increase cooling during the night air. Keep in mind the library, campus center and student union are climate controlled and open all day and on the weekend. Summer weather like this does not last long, but please take heed during this period of hot temperatures. 

Students seeking air conditioning as an accommodation for a disability must 1) provide documentation from a licensed medical provider stating your diagnosis and how heat affects your disability, and 2) schedule an appointment with an Access Coordinator to see if this is a reasonable accommodation. If approved, DS will notify Residential Life of this housing accommodation. The approved student can then submit a work order for installation. Installations may take up to 10 days, based on demand. Students are not allowed to install their own units. All AC units installed for students due to an accommodation are free of charge. All AC units are provided by the university, retain the property of the University and must be installed and removed by a Residential Life tradesperson through work order requisition. 

August 25, 2023: Fall Semester has been loaded into Clockwork. 

If you are registered and met with an AC this summer or are a returning student with accommodations in Clockwork, you may now send out your accommodation letters to Faculty.

Next steps: 

If you are eligible for notes you will be to login to Clockwork, select "notes" and click on each class you will need notes in. This alerts our Note Taking staff that you are seeking notes. We will follow up with you to provide a Glean license to assist you with note taking and/or a student volunteer notes, which you can upload from Clockwork, once submitted. 

If you are eligible for exam accommodations, you may now login to Clockwork, select "exams" and begin booking your exams. You may also book finals between now and the finals deadline of 4/22/24. Please plan ahead!