Department Resources for Administering Exams with Accommodations

The Testing Center encourages instructors to provide accommodations within the department as often as possible.

Reserving a Testing Place:

The Office of Classroom Management is an excellent resource for finding open space. You can search by Classroom or Department room.

Please consider a student’s accommodation, private or semi-private space.

To provide a guide for semi-private seating, our smallest semi-private space is 5 seats our largest semi-private space is 25 seats.

Late withdraw from classes

The Student Conflict Resolution Center (SCRC) would like to remind students that per the Grading and Transcripts policy, the last day to use a one-time only late withdraw is Friday, May 4th, 2018 (last day of instruction).  If you are having problems completing a class or the se

For Law Students

DRC Registration for Law School Students

  1. Call 612-626-1333 or email to schedule an initial appointment for a free, confidential discussion. Please indicate you are Law School student.

What is a Disability?

Current and prospective University of Minnesota students with disability or health conditions may be eligible for accommodations and services. A disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (including, but not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, working, and operation of a major bodily function).  ADA 1990; ADAAA 2008

Submit to Access U

Access U, the news site of the U's community journalism class, is looking for submissions for our website from people in the disability community, whether they be songs, poems, essays, visual art, videos, or other forms of expression about their experiences. In order to be more inclusive, we don't have to use your name with your submission although we will need a way to verify your story. We hope you contribute; we really want to hear from you!

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day 2017

Go U

Join us for an energetic and inspiring day as we explore what it means to GO and how we can identify and overcome the barriers that can get in our way as we GO toward our future!

D/HH Day 2016

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day 2016:  Finding Your Force

Access Achievement Awards, 2015

The recipients of the Access Achievement Awards for 2015 were nominated by University of Minnesota students and Disability Resource Center staff. Here is what we had to say about the nominees:

Joseph Dahip, Campus Operations, Fleet Services/Paratransit

Access Achievement Awards, 2014

The recipients of the Access Achievement Awards for 2014 were nominated by University of Minnesota students and Disability Resource Center staff. Here is what we had to say about the nominees:

Natan Paradise, Academic Adviser, College of Liberal Arts

Transition from High School to College

As you transition to college you will notice two key differences in the process of determining reasonable accommodations.  First, you, the student, play an active role in the process.  Second, accommodations provide access to educational environments and processes; success is the responsibility of each student.  Other key points are listed in the table below (* identifies tasks to complete with the Disability Resource Center):


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