Get Connected With Our Office
Interested in meeting with us to talk about educational barriers and reasonable accommodations? It’s easy! Just follow these steps below:
1. Submit the Request for Accommodations Form
- Complete the Request for Accommodations Form online and provide any available documentation of a physical or mental health concern that creates a barrier to access.
- IMPORTANT: Our first priority is meeting with you, not reviewing the documentation. Please note that you should not delay meeting with us out of concern for not having the right documentation. Each specialist will discuss specific third party documentation needs during the Welcome Meeting and steps you can take after the meeting.
2. Schedule a Welcome Meeting
You can email us, call, or visit our office at 258 Kirby Student Center to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available in-person, by Zoom and by phone and last approximately 45 – 60 minutes.
3. Explore Options
During the Welcome Meeting, a Disability Specialist will chat with you about the barriers you are experiencing, reasonable accommodations to address the barriers and your next steps. Our goal is to keep the meeting relaxed and comfortable.
4. Request Accommodations
At the beginning of every semester, all students connected with our office need to select which of their approved accommodations they will use. This can be done within the DR Student Portal. Following the student’s request for accommodations, Accommodation Letters will be sent via email to professors.
- Note: Professors will only be notified of the accommodations requested for that particular course.
5. Questions or Concerns at Any Point in the Semester
Access needs might shift over time; you may need to add or change accommodations. The Disability Specialist you met with initially would be happy to answer any follow-up questions.
- Email or call your initial DR contact.
- Don’t remember who you met with? Login in to your Student Portal to get your Disability Specialist's contact information.
- Concerns about accommodations not being implemented or other issues; check out our Grievances process.
Common Accommodations Available
Listed below are the most commonly requested accommodations.
Specific barriers to academic inclusion are discussed with students,
and other accommodations may be provided on a case-by-case basis.
- Exam/quiz accommodations
- Reading accommodations
- Note Taking accommodations
- Classroom accommodations
- Accessible Technology
- Housing & Dining Accommodations
All campuses of the University of Minnesota system have staff responsible for facilitating access to learning, working and participating in campus life. For more information contact:
- Crookston Disability Services, 218-281-8587
- Morris Disability Services, 320-589-6178
- Rochester Disability Services, 507-258-8023
- Twin Cities Disability Resource Center, 612-626-1333