WPI recognizes that, similar to individuals with permanent disabilities, individuals with temporary injuries, surgery or short-term medical conditions may need accommodations to access classrooms, classroom information, and/or campus facilities. Examples of temporary disabilities may include, but are not limited to: broken limbs, hand injuries, concussions or short term impairments following surgery or medical treatments.
Depending on the nature of a temporary disability and supporting documentation, most common accommodations for which students may be approved include, but are not limited to:
- Access to utilize the Exam Proctoring Center to facilitate missed or accommodated exams.
- Note-based accommodations.
- Transportation to campus for classes from off-campus housing.
- Appropriate Housing-based accommodations.
To access temporary accommodations:
- Contact the Office of Disability Services to schedule an appointment with the Director at 508-831-4908 or email DisabilityServices@wpi.edu.
- Submit a Temporary Accommodation Request Form.
- Provide documentation from the doctor/hospital stipulating expected recovery time and recommended accommodations. Please see our medical documentation guidelines for more detail.
What else should I consider?
Check in directly with your professors to assess what material and assignments you have missed and what flexibility they are able to afford you with deadline changes and make-up work.
If you have missed a substantial amount of class time and will not be able to successfully complete the term, please contact Student Health Services at 508-831-5520 to schedule an appointment with the Director, Regina Roberto. She can explain and guide you through the medical withdrawal and re-entry process.
If you need official verification of absence from class due to illness or hospitalization sent to your professors, contact the Office of Academic Advising at 508-831-5381 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.