Welcome to Student Disability Services

Student Disability Services (SDS) works to provide resources, support, and accommodations for all students with disabilities and works to remove physical and mitigate attitudinal barriers, which may prevent their full participation in the life of the university. SDS seeks to ensure that disability is included as a valued part of the institution’s diversity and that accessibility is priority.

Read the SDS Quarterly Newsletter: Spring Quarter 2024 Newsletter

Important Deadlines for Incoming College Students:

  • The deadline to submit requests for accommodated housing for the 2024-25 academic year is June 17, 2024.  For more details visit the Housing Accommodations page.
  • If you have been approved for testing accommodations and will be taking a foreign language placement test, please communicate which language you will be taking the placement test in to disabilities@uchicago.edu ASAP. SDS will need to communicate your selection to the College.

Student Disability Services is responsible for:

  • Establishing and disseminating criteria for the use of disability services.
  • Meeting with students to discuss access needs.
  • Receiving, reviewing, and storing confidential disability documentation to support a student’s eligibility for disability services and accommodations.
  • Determining whether a student is a qualified individual with a disability under the ADAA 2008 and determining whether or what accommodations are reasonable.
  • Providing written notification of the accommodation determination.
  • Safeguarding and maintaining confidentiality of the student’s disclosed disability unless given written consent from the student.
  • Collaborating with faculty and staff regarding essential course and/or program requirements and appropriate reasonable accommodations.
  • Promoting disability equity and inclusion on campus.


For general questions about accommodations for University classes, programs or activities, please contact us at: 773-702-6000 or disabilities@uchicago.edu.

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