DS PORTAL: ONLINE SYSTEM for Students, Faculty, and Volunteer Note Takers  

FALL 2021: FOR STUDENTS & FACULTY

To promote social distancing, appointments with counselors continue to be offered virtually, by phone, email and Google Meet. To schedule, call 704-687-0040 or email disability@uncc.edu. Students may also contact their DS counselor directly. We look forward to connecting with you!

DS Test Center

  • Only tests that are administered in person on campus may be taken in the DS Test Center.
  • All Online tests and exams will be administered Online by Faculty.

DS Mask Policy

Disability Services follows the face covering protocols outlined by the University for indoor spaces.  Face coverings are required in all parts of Disability Services, the DS Test Center, and any satellite locations of the DS Test Center. All students, faculty/staff, visitors and test-takers are required to wear face coverings/masks regardless of vaccination status. Individuals who do not adhere to this policy will be asked to leave DS. If a student or employee refuses to leave after being dismissed, they will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct or Human Resources, as appropriate. 

For more information about DS operational changes due to COVID-19 and providing extended time in Canvas, visit our DS COVID-19 page.

Welcome

The Office of Disability Services is the University office designated to determine reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. 

Our Mission

The Office of Disability Services works to ensure that students with disabilities have access to education and campus life at the University. Through collaboration with the institution’s diverse community, Disability Services facilitates accommodations, discourse, and engagement to promote a universally accessible learning environment for all.

Important Dates

  • Aug 23: First Day of Classes
  • Aug 30: Last day to add/drop a course with no grade
  • Sept 6: Labor Day - No Classes and University Closed
  • Sept 23: Founder's Day - No Classes
  • Oct 11-12: Fall Break - No Classes
  • Oct 22: Last day to withdraw from a course; grade subject to withdrawal policy
  • Nov 16: Last Day to Register with DS to secure accommodations for Fall Semester 2021
  • Nov 18: Last Day to Schedule to to your Final Exam in the DS Test Center
    • Only tests administered on campus in person may be scheduled in the DS Test Center

Requesting Accommodations

Students who need accommodations first need to submit appropriate documentation of their disability to our office for review. Documentation forms and information on how to register for services can be found on our website. The list below will help guide you:

  1. Most students need their treating health care provider to complete the Disability Documentation Form.
  2. Students with learning disabilities should submit the most recent full-scale psycho-educational evaluation supporting their diagnosis.
  3. Students requesting housing accommodations need their treating health care provider to complete both the Disability Documentation Form and the Housing and Meal Plan Addendum.

Access for Visitors and Students at Public Campus Events

Students or visitors to campus who need accommodations for a public campus event should contact Disability Services at 704-687-0040 or disability@uncc.edu. For more information, visit the University's Accessibility website.