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Accommodations

Students who register for and receive accommodations through Disability Resources can receive academic accommodations, housing accommodations and/or dining accommodations.

All students must submit documentation and participate in the interactive process to determine reasonable accommodations. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive; they can only be granted for current and future situations ("forward-looking").

Academic Accommodations

Academic Accommodations can include, but are not limited to, testing accommodations, note-taking assistance, accessible reading materials, classroom modifications, distraction reduced testing, adaptive technology and course substitutions. For more information about receiving and using these accommodations, contact Disability Resources at 215.895.1401 or disability@drexel.edu.

Housing Accommodations

If you will be seeking a housing accommodation based on disability, you must submit a request for accommodation to Disability Resources by May 01. This deadline is two weeks in advance of the deadline for submitting a housing application (May 15). You must submit both a request for accommodation to Disability Resources and a housing application to University Housing. The request for accommodation must be submitted with sufficient time to ensure that reasonable accommodations can be provided before all other housing assignments are made. Late requests for accommodation will be addressed on a space-available basis.

Returning students and graduate students must also submit requests for accommodation to Disability Resources two weeks in advance of the deadline for submitting a housing application for the same reasons as stated above. The housing application deadline for returning students is March 01. Graduate students should refer to the University Housing website for deadlines and other information relevant to graduate students seeking campus housing.

Dining Accommodations

Dining Accommodations are based on the student's disability. Students seeking a dining waiver or a change in their meal plan must submit documentation that supports the request. The documentation must be submitted and reviewed by Disability Resources professional staff within the first two weeks of the term. Student requests submitted after the two-week deadline will not be eligible for a full reimbursement.

Temporary Adjustments

Students who have sustained injuries or who have had or will be undergoing surgeries may be eligible for temporary adjustments that will enable them to continue with their courses while they are recuperating.

If you have sustained an injury or will be undergoing surgery and need temporary adjustments, please log into Clockwork and fill out the online request for accommodations by clicking “Online Intake.” You can upload documentation of the injury or surgery along with your request. Once your request is received, you will be sent an email inviting you to make an appointment with Disability Resources to determine reasonable temporary adjustment(s).

Students who are scheduled for surgery should request temporary adjustments as far in advance of the surgery as possible.

The temporary adjustments a student is to receive will be itemized on a letter issued by Disability Resources and distributed to the entity who will be providing the adjustments. The letter listing the temporary adjustments will effective for one term. However, under some circumstances, students can extend these adjustments.

If you have additional questions regarding temporary adjustments, please contact OED’s Disability Resources team by phone at 215.895.1401 or by email via disability@drexel.edu.