Other Services & Accommodations
Descriptions & Process
Priority Registration: Priority registration allows students to register for their classes early in the registration period. Priority registration is granted to students with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. All priority registration requests must be reviewed and approved by SDS. This accommodation may be considered for one or more of the following reasons:
- Use of Interpreters and/or Transcribers
- Need for alternative formats of materials (i.e. large print, electronic or Braille)
- Need to ensure appropriate physical access
- Need to adjust class schedule due to medical issues
Process: Students wishing to request priority registration must contact SDS well in advance of the course registration period during each semester.
Housing & Dining Accommodations: Students with disabilities who would like to receive housing accommodations should contact the Office of Student Disability Services to make a formal request for a housing accommodation, and should submit the required disability documentation to SDS if they have not done so already. For more information about House Accommodations Requests or Residence Life, please follow the link provided.
ARAMARK dining services has opened a “worry free zone” to address the needs of students with food allergies. In order to ensure that students with food allergies are able to participate in the residential dining program, we are committed to providing foods that are safe to eat on a daily basis. Students are encouraged to register with the Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) and to meet with the food service director in order to preplan for desired meals and/or to be directed to areas in which specific (“safe”) foods are located.
Course Substitutions (Foreign Language and Math): Some students may be eligible for a course substitution. This is not automatic because a student is registered with SDS or because they had this accommodation in high school.
Moving class to an accessible location and/or providing adjustable height table: Students who need to ensure that their class is located in an accessible building and/or who may need an adjustable-height table should make sure to register early and confirm with SDS any of their accessibility needs. SDS works with the registrar and the individual departments to ensure classroom access. Therefore, it is critical that SDS be notified in a timely manner.
Emotional Support Animals: For more information about Emotional Support Animals, please follow the link provided.