Welcome to Student Disability Services

Student Disability Services (SDS) works in collaboration with University of Chicago faculty and staff to provide resources, support, and accommodations to ensure that all aspects of student life are accessible and inclusive of persons with disabilities.

Student Disability Services is available in person (by appointment only) and virtually to help implement student accommodations during Summer Quarter 2022.

Read the SDS Quarterly Newsletter: Summer Quarter 2022 Newsletter

Important Deadlines for Incoming College Students:

  • The deadline to submit requests for accommodated housing for the 2022-23 academic year is June 21, 2022. For more details visit the Housing Accommodations page.
  • The deadline for registering with SDS in order to be eligible for accommodations for the placement exams is July 10, 2022.

Student Disability Services is responsible for:

  • Establish and disseminate criteria for the use of disability services.
  • Meet with students to discuss access needs.
  • Receive, review and store confidential disability documentation to support a student’s eligibility for disability services and accommodations.
  • Determine whether or not a student is a qualified individual with a disability under the ADAA 2008, and to determine whether or what accommodations are reasonable.
  • Provide written notification of the accommodation determination.
  • Safe guard and maintain confidentiality of the student’s disclosed disability unless given written consent from the student.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff regarding essential course and/or program requirements and appropriate reasonable accommodations.
  • Promote 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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