Quarterly Newsletter

Spring Quarter 2022 Newsletter

Happy Spring!

Student Disability Services (SDS) staff and services will be available to students throughout Spring Quarter. If you would like to meet with an SDS staff member, please contact the staff person to schedule a Zoom or in-person meeting. SDS staff contact information can be found on the staff webpage.

Events

Director’s Dialogue

Join SDS Director Charnessa Warren at the virtual Director’s Dialogue. This event is an opportunity for you to discuss your questions, concerns, hot topics, and ideas with the Director.

Date: Tuesday, April 5
Time: 12-1pm
Location: virtual
Register for the Director’s Dialogue

Organizational Techniques for Students

Join us to learn strategies and share tips to start the quarter strong! Stan’s Donuts and coffee will be provided. Walk-ins are welcome, or pre-register using the link below for a chance to win UChicago swag!

Date: Wednesday, April 6
Time: 10-11am
Location: Reynolds Club South Lounge (second floor, elevator access available)
Register for Organizational Techniques for Diverse Learners.

SDS 2022-2023 Disability Awareness Campaign and Events – Your Voice Matters!

SDS would like to incorporate your feedback into our upcoming Disability Awareness Campaign and events. Please complete this brief survey to vote for your preferred campaign slogans and events. The top selections for the campaign slogan will be displayed on fliers, swag bags, and other marketing materials, and the top events will be prioritized in the upcoming academic year. We look forward to your feedback!

Take Survey

Disability Justice Announcement

If you missed the recent post on the Undergraduate Student Government Instagram page containing information about courseload accommodations. You can view the post here: Available Academic Accommodations for Disabled College Students

Spotlight: New Mental Health Resource

Eligible UChicago students now have access to TimelyCare, which offers on-demand and scheduled mental health services—all available virtually and at no cost—to enhance students’ access to support. TimelyCare is designed to complement the virtual and in-person services available through UChicago Student Wellness. For more information on eligibility and TimelyCare services, visit the Student Wellness website.

Campus Construction Notice

Construction began on Wednesday, March 9, to make necessary structural improvements to a portion of the entrance ramp leading up to the building entrance at 5733 S. University Ave. There will be a temporary alternate access into 5733 and 5727 S. University Ave., as both buildings will remain open to occupants and visitors during the construction activity.

For updates on this and other ongoing projects, please visit the Facilities Services campus construction webpage.

Convocation 2022

The Office of University Events and Ceremonies arranges access accommodations for convocation. Please review the Convocation Accessibility and Accommodations webpage for more information.

Spring Quarter Dates of Interest

  • World Autism Awareness Day – April 2
  • International Guide Dog Day – April 27
  • Mental Health Awareness Month – May
  • Deaf Awareness Week – May 4-10
  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day – May 19

Requesting Academic Accommodations

Graduate/Professional Students Only

Graduate/Professional students have a different process than College students for requesting accommodations. Accommodation implementation varies by academic division. Please consult with your division’s disability liaison and follow the procedures to make arrangements for accommodations during Spring Quarter.

College Students Only: AIM Portal Procedures

Remember to request accommodation letters for the Spring Quarter. Many accommodations must be scheduled through the online AIM Student Portal.

The procedures for notifying your instructors of your approved accommodations, using exam accommodations, and alternative format conversion requests are all outlined on our website under Using Accommodations. Please review these procedures carefully and contact SDS immediately if you have any questions.

College Students Using Exam Accommodations During Spring Quarter 2022

Students should review their course syllabi for the exam modalities that will be used in the course as well as our website for information on how to use exam accommodations this quarter.

Contacting SDS

SDS staff are available in person and remotely via Zoom or telephone. For questions about accommodations or access matters, email disabilities@uchicago.edu or call 773-702-6000. For more information, visit the SDS Contact webpage.

To set up an appointment with an SDS Director:

We hope you have a great Spring Quarter!
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