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.

Students

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New and Prospective Students

Welcome!  We’re glad you’re here - use this page to get started. New and prospective students commonly wonder …

  • When I should contact SDC to discuss my disability and set up accommodations?
    • It’s important to initiate the interactive process with the SDC soon after you make a commitment to attend UCD to discuss your accommodation requests and available services.
  • Will I have the same accommodations I had in High School or other College/University?
    • Accommodation and services are determined on a case-by-case basis and dependent on a student’s current functional limitations and the fundamental elements of each course. Often, students are approved for the same, or similar, services at each school they attend. Occasionally, an accommodation that was appropriate in another setting represents a fundamental alteration of a course or program at UC Davis and cannot be authorized.  
  • What type of documentation do I need to register for services with the SDC?
Before you go...
We also have detailed information for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Personal Assistants as well as some general Student Q&A.
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Returning Students

Welcome Back!  We’re here to help you get up to speed. 
Everything you need to know …

  • How do I re-establish eligibility so that I can receive accommodations again?
    • If you have you have not attended UC Davis for a quarter or more, you will need to make an appointment with your SDC Specialist to review your accommodations and make adjustments if necessary. 
  • How can I make an appointment with my Specialist so I can get a current Letter of Accommodation?
    • To schedule a meeting to review your accommodations with your specialist call (530) 752-3184 Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 12:00 Noon or between 1:00pm and 4:00pm, come by the Student Disability Drop-in Center, or email us at sdc@ucdavis.edu.
  • How do update my documentation so that my record is current with SDC?
    • It is recommended that you scheduled an appointment with your SDC Specialist upon your return to campus. At that time we will review documentation for currency and discuss any changes you may have had in your absence. Updated documentation of your functional limitations may be required.

Tips & Tricks

  • Academic accommodations should be formally authorized through the Student Disability Center
  • Send Letter(s) of Accommodation to your instructors within the first two weeks of each quarter
  • Contact your SDC Specialist for assistance if you or your instructor have questions about your accommodations
  • Check-in with your instructor(s) to confirm the logistics of accommodated exam one week in advance of test dates
  • Connect with DRAC – Associated Students Disability Rights Advisory Committee
  • If you are receive extended time on exams, make every effort to schedule no more than 2 classes back-to-back to allow for the extra time you will need when scheduling your tests

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