Coronavirus Information

As we all navigate the ever-evolving guidance on how to best reduce the spread of COVID-19, we want to reach out to each of you to let you know that the SDC is continuing to operate and is providing services to students. As of March 19, 2020, we are functioning remotely and all SDC staff are telecommuting. We are offering phone and Zoom appointments and you can still submit disability documentation via email at sdc@ucdavis.edu or by fax at 530-752-0161. Unfortunately, we cannot accept documentation delivered in person or by US mail at this time.

We understand that this is an uncertain time and encourage you to reach out to us for support. Please feel free to  contact your Specialist or the front desk at sdc@ucdavis.edu with any questions or concerns you may have. You may also reach us by phone at (530) 752-3184 Monday – Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. Please leave a voice mail message at this number and we will return your call as soon as possible. 

On March 26th the Student Disability Center (SDC) hosted a faculty forum where we shared general information, answered questions, and connected you with SDC resources ready to assist you in remote learning environments.  Click this link for the video.

The campus directives about remote learning raises some questions. Student Affairs has created and will be updating a page with frequently asked questions for students.

Emergency Procedures

Group of First Responders

Emergency Evacuation Procedures

The University of California, Davis has a comprehensive system for emergency planning. Under this system, each Department has an emergency plan, including a building evacuation plan, and a safety coordinator charged with implementing that plan.

During classes, students with disabilities can usually rely on their professors and peers to notify them of or assist them with an emergency evacuation. If you will be spending time alone in a particular building on a regular basis, you should contact the safety coordinator responsible for that area to discuss your needs.

As part of their training, the safety coordinators are given guidelines on how to assist individuals with disabilities during an evacuation. In some circumstances, it will not be safe for the safety coordinator or others to evacuate an individual with a disability. In those circumstances, the coordinators will notify emergency personnel of the individual's location and need for assistance.       

Campus Emergency Phones

There are emergency phones and call boxes placed throughout campus, usually on poles with blue lights on the top. For all of those phones, the emergency response system is activated simply by lifting the receiver. Emergency personnel will be sent to the phone's location immediately, even if the person activating the phone does not speak.

Elevator Emergency Systems

Each elevator on campus has an alarm system. Some have only an alarm button, with no two-way communication. If that alarm is activated, the emergency response system will send emergency personnel to the elevator. Some elevators have telephones or speakers. In those elevators, the emergency response system is alerted when the receiver is lifted or the speaker button is pushed. As with the campus emergency phones, emergency personnel will be sent even if the person activating the system does not speak.