Disability Resources for Current Students

For students already registered with the Accessibility and Disability Services office, please understand your responsibilities:

  1. Request accommodations every semester.

    Since you take different classes every semester, each semester may require a different set of accommodations. You will be emailed a link to request accommodations approximately two weeks before the beginning of every semester. Please email us if you do not receive the email. 

    Once you submit your request, a link to make an appointment to pick up your accommodation letters will appear on the screen. Please make sure not to exit the page after you hit the “submit” button or else you will miss the step to make an appointment.

    It is your responsibility to make sure you have made an appointment to pick up your accommodation letters. If you have technical difficulties with this process, please email ADS immediately at accessibility@dominican.edu.

    If your new accommodation requests do not correspond with your eligibility, you will be asked to bring updated documentation that reflects your new needs.
  2. Sit down with each of your professors to go over all of your accommodations.

    It is very important that you and your professors discuss each accommodation and how they apply to their classes. This is critical because not all accommodations apply to all courses, and not all accommodations will be implemented in the same way by all professors.

    It is also important to determine what to do for any "what if" situations (e.g. "What if my recording device fails?").

    Please use this Faculty Receipt Form if you would like to officially file your agreements with your professors.  Once this form is complete, please scan and email to the ADS Director.  An electronic copy of the form will be emailed to all of the professors who have signed this form.  The original form will remain with you.
  3. If your eligibility is provisional or short term, please send ADS updated documents before you complete your next accommodation request.

    Short term accommodations refers to any temporary condition that will not be long term, such as pregnancy, broken leg, etc.


If you feel like you need special accommodations for tutoring sessions, please email us at accessibility@dominican.edu with a list of accommodations you are requesting for tutoring. We'll check your file to make sure that your requests match your eligibility.

Approved housing accommodations are valid for one school year. You must renew/apply for your housing accommodations, and submit new documentation no later than July 1 by submitting the Request for Reasonable Housing Accommodations form.

The committee will review your new application and documentation, and will get back to you within two weeks with a decision. Please email accessibility@dominican.edu if you do not receive a confirmation within 48 hours after you have submitted the request.

You may be eligible to get accommodations in the dining hall for any medical or religious reasons, such as:

  • Request the dining hall to prepare special foods for you
  • Request that you be able to eat your food in your dorm room

Please complete the Meal Exemption Request Form and email it to accessibility@dominican.edu. If you do not receive confirmation within 48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) that we have received your request, please email us or call us at (415) 257-1388 to follow up.

For students in the Nursing and OT programs, requests for special accommodations for your clinical and fieldwork rotations are possible. However, this must be requested in a timely manner, so you can give your accommodation letters to your supervisors before they begin scheduling students at their sites for the following semester.

Anything can happen in life that changes our needs. Therefore, if your needs have changed at any time during the semester, please email us as soon as possible at accessibility@dominican.edu, and explain your new challenges. Depending on your situation, you may be eligible for different accommodations. Please note that we may require updated documentation in order to grant your new requests, so email us as soon as possible so that we can begin working with you to get you the support that you need.