At the beginning of each academic term, students with disabilities are given a Letter of Accommodation that lists the student's academic accommodations as determined by the Office of Disability Services (ODS), but does not reveal any information pertaining to the type of disability for which the accommodations are given.

The Letter is intended to serve as a starting point for discussion and collaboration between the student, the ODS, and yourself. You should discuss the accommodations listed on the Letter with the student to determine the best way to facilitate accommodations in your course given the course structure and schedule while maintaining the academic integrity of the course.

For more explanation on individual accommodations or if you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Disability Services at

What Is the Accommodation Process?

Students should request their Letter of Accommodation during the first week of the term. Professors will receive an email once a student requests their accommodation letter for professors to view. Professors will be asked to acknowledge receipt of the letter through the online system, Clockwork. The Clockwork Faculty Guide (PDF, 1.17MB) offers step-by- step instructions on how to use this online system.

This example Letter of Accommodation (PDF) offers more explanation of each of the letter’s components.