Providing Aids and Services


We recognize and value diversity in our campus community and are committed to providing equal access and opportunities to qualified students with various disabilities.

We provide comprehensive services in a manner that promotes respect and self-advocacy. In addition, we comply with university policy, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 with its amendments of 2008.

If you are a student needing to request accommodations, please register with us. We can discuss your disability-related requests for aids and services.

Important Announcements

DSS is available for virtual or in-person appointments. Please let us know if you would like a virtual appointment via phone or an online platform like Zoom. We typically are not available for same-day appointments. 


Office Closures/Adjusted Hours

The DSS Office will be closed or have adjusted hours on the following dates:

Monday, May 13, 2024- Tuesday, May 14, 2024 for End of Semester Wrap Up                                                                    *No exam proctoring.

Monday, May 27, 2024 for Memorial Day                                                                                                                                         *Office Closed

Thursday, July 4, 2024 for Independence Day                                                                                                                                *Office Closed

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2024-Friday, Aug. 30, 2024 for Start of Semester Prep                                                                    *No exam proctoring


Priority Registration

Monday, April 1, 2024 at 8 am. 

***Priority Registration is typically first thing in the morning, on the first day of general advanced registration.*** 

*Please note, you must have activated and been approved for this accommodation in Spring Semester 2024 to receive priority registration.

Important Deadlines

Requests and approval for housing accommodations are asked to adhere to the submission dates below in order to assure availability. However, if the request and approval for accommodation is made after the dates below, 鶹 cannot guarantee that it will be able to meet the individual’s accommodation needs during the first semester or term of occupancy.

Finals Week Testing Request Deadline

Friday, April 12, 2024 by 4 pm. 

*DSS will provide further information as the date approaches.


DSS Housing Accommodations Deadlines

Deadline for new incoming 鶹 students:
Fall 2024 Semester: June 7, 2024

Deadline for returning 鶹 students:
Fall 2024 Semester: February 28, 2024

Meal Plan deadline for all residential students:
The second Friday of the traditional undergraduate semester in which the change is needed.


Contact DSS for details on how to request housing accommodations.

Phone: 805-493-3464

Where do I begin?

You will need to register with our office before you can receive any accommodations.

Register with Us

I'm registered, now what?

Once you've registered, you'll need to activate your services and accommodations.

Activate Services

Important Forms

Information and Instructions on the Books in Alternative Format Request form and other important forms are available here.

DSS Forms