Start of Summer Semester Reminders


Welcome to the summer semester. You are receiving this email because you have had contact with the Student Disability Center and have received accommodations or will be meeting with/receiving accommodations from our office.   

Returning Students:  

If you are a returning SDC student taking classes this summer and want to use your accommodations, please remember to submit an Returning SDC Students: Accommodation Letter Request Form. You need to submit this form every semester that you would like to use your accommodations. Once we receive this form an accommodation specialist will send out updated accommodation letters to your instructors.   

We recommend doing this as early as possible because your accommodations will not be put into place until we receive this form. Accommodations are not retroactive.  

If you change your schedule after submitting this form, please contact your accommodation specialist or submit the form again so we can make sure to your letters go to the correct instructors.   

If you would like to adjust your accommodations, please contact your accommodation specialist to discuss this. 

Accommodation Issues: 

Please remember that if you encounter any issues with instructors not providing your accommodations, you should contact the SDC or your Accommodation Specialist as soon as possible. Instructors cannot deny or change your accommodations on their own. There are some instances where accommodations may need to be adjusted due to the fundamental nature of a course. If your accommodatons need to be adjusted for a specific class, that notification will come from the SDC.  

Accessible Text Accommodations:  

For students who are approved for an accessible textbook accommodation, this is a friendly reminder that the earlier we receive your requests for accessible text, the sooner we will be able to provide you with your preferred format. Please submit an Accessible Textbook Request Form to request your accessible textbooks. Please contact the Coordinator of Accessible Text, Madi Steine at, directly if you have any questions. 

Accessible Testing Accommodations: 

For students who receive accessible testing accommodations through the SDC, once you receive your accommodations (and letters) for the semester you will be able to schedule exams through our office. For students in in-person classes, you will come to our main office in TILT 129 to take exams that are scheduled with us. You can schedule an exam by going to our main web page and clicking on Schedule an Exam.  

All exams need to be scheduled at least 7 days prior to the date and time the class is taking it, however, during the summer semester we are more flexible with this deadline. If you are unable to schedule your summer exams please connect in with us to get added to the schedule. You do need to take the exam at the same time and date as the class unless you receive written approval from your instructor allowing you to take the exam at an alternate time that can be forwarded to the Acting Coordinator of Accessible Testing,  Alisha Zmuda at You can also schedule all your exams for the semester as soon as you receive your syllabus. You do not need to wait exactly 7 days prior to the exam to schedule it with our office. If there are any changes made throughout the semester to your exam schedule, and you have already scheduled exams with us, give us a call at 970-491-3574 or email us at to make changes or cancel already scheduled exams.   

If you are in an accelerated summer class and you have exams less than 7-days away, you can contact the SDC Accessible Testing Center directly at 970-491-3574 or email us at to schedule those exams.  

Best of luck with the summer semester. If you experience any barriers, please connect with us! We are here to support you!