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 around finals week for the following semester. Please email us if you do not receive the link. 

    Once you submit your request, please click on the link to make an appointment to come pick them up.

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

    If your new 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!

    You can determine what to do for any "what if" situations (e.g. "What if my recording device fails?"). Please use this form if you would like to officially file your agreements with your professors:
  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 your housing accommodations by July 1st with new documentation. The committee will review your new application and documents, and will get back to you within 2 weeks with a decision. Please email accessibility@dominican.edu with your specific request to live on campus, and we will direct you where to begin the process.

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 below 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 site/field 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.