DS PORTAL: ONLINE SYSTEM for Students, Faculty, and Volunteer Note Takers  

Fall 2020: FOR STUDENTS & FACULTY

To promote social distancing, appointments with counselors continue to be virtual, by phone and email. To schedule, call 704-687-0040 or email disability@uncc.edu. Students may also contact their DS counselor directly. We look forward to connecting with you!

From November 30 to December 23:

  • The Test Center is CLOSED and all tests and exams will be administered Online by faculty.
    • Students who have extended time on tests will need extended time for Online tests. 
    • Information on how to extend test time in Canvas is included on our DS COVID-19 page.
  • Disability Services will provide services remotely, and the physical office will be closed.
  • If an in-person meeting is needed (to return loaned equipment, for training, etc.), contact the office to schedule an appointment.

For more information about DS operational changes due to COVID-19, our mask policy, or providing online accommodations, visit our DS COVID-19 page.

Welcome

The Office of Disability Services is the campus office designated to determine reasonable accommodations for UNC Charlotte students with disabilities. 

Our Mission

The Office of Disability Services works to ensure that students with disabilities have access to education and campus life at UNC Charlotte. Through collaboration with the institution’s diverse community, Disability Services facilitates accommodations, discourse, and engagement to promote a universally accessible learning environment for all.

Important Dates

  • Sept 6: New Student Convocation
  • Sept 7: First Day of Fall and Fall First-Half Semester Classes
  • Sept 14: Last day to add/drop a course with no grade
  • Oct 1: First day of in-person instruction
  • Nov 3: Last day to withdraw from course(s); grade subject to Withdrawal Policy
  • Nov 26-27: Thanksgiving Break; University Closed
  • Dec 8: Deadline Extended --
    • Last Day for a Registration or Check-In appointment with Disability Services for Fall 2020
  • Dec 15: Last Day of Classes
  • Dec 16: Reading Day
  • Dec 17-19 and Dec 21-23: Final Exams

Requesting Accommodations

UNC Charlotte students who need accommodations first need to submit appropriate documentation of their disability to our office for review. The list below will help guide you:

  1. Most students need their treating health care provider to complete the Disability Documentation Form.
  2. Students with learning disabilities should submit the most recent full-scale psycho-educational evaluation supporting their diagnosis.
  3. Students requesting housing accommodations need their treating health care provider to complete both the Disability Documentation Form and the Housing and Meal Plan Addendum.

To learn more, visit our How to Register for Services or our Documentation pages.

Access for Visitors and Students at Public Campus Events

Students or visitors to campus who need accommodations for a public campus event should contact Disability Services at 704-687-0040 or disability@uncc.edu. For more information, visit UNC Charlotte's Accessibility website.