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COVID-19 Related Accommodation Requests

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Notre Dame remains committed to offering an unsurpassed undergraduate education that nurtures the mind, body and spirit.  The University also seeks to advance human understanding through scholarship, research and post-baccalaureate programs that heal, unify and enlighten.

Undergraduate and graduate students, including those in professional schools, with a documented health condition that places them at high risk, according to CDC COVID-19 guidelines, or who have other special circumstances may seek reasonable accommodations or other modifications by engaging with Sara Bea Accessibility Services.
 

All new and renewed requests must be received by November 20th, 2020. Students who apply after the November 20 deadline are not guaranteed a response prior to the start of classes for the spring 2021 semester, and should be prepared to attend spring 2021 classes in-person until their request for accommodation is resolved. See below for more information on these processes. 

 

Renewing Covid-19 Accommodations for Spring 2021

If you received Covid-19 accommodations for the Fall Semester 2020, you will need to reapply for the Spring Semester. While we anticipate extending many of these approved accommodations, please note that your current accommodations were approved only for your fall courses and do not carry over to the spring.  Thus, if you wish to receive accommodations for your spring 2021 courses, you will need to re-apply with Sara Bea Accessibility Services.   

The deadline for re-applying for a COVID-19 related accommodation for the spring 2021 semester is November 20th, 2020Students who apply after the November 20 deadline are not guaranteed a response prior to the start of classes for the spring 2021 semester, and should be prepared to attend spring 2021 classes in-person until their request for accommodation is resolved.   

To submit your request for a COVID-19 related accommodation, please go to AccessND and select a supplemental request. As you complete that form, you will be asked to submit a request for either "Fully Remote" or "hybrid." Fully remote is a request to take all courses online for the spring semester. "Hybrid" is a request to take some courses online and others in-person. This request should be made based on specific factors for individual courses.  As a reminder, under the University’s academic accommodations process, students may not request accommodations directly from their instructors and, instead, must submit their accommodation requests directly to Sara Bea Accessibility Services. 

New to Sara Bea?

If you have never requested an accommodation before and are seeking a Covid-19 related accommodation, please complete the information on our Initial Accommodation Request Form.  A Sara Bea Staff member will the contact you to discuss your request in more detail. An essential requirement for the approval of a request is the provision of medical documentation demonstrating that COVID-19 poises a significant risk to the student's health. The deadline to apply for a COVID-19 related accommodation for the spring 2021 semester is November 20th, 2020Students who apply after the November 20 deadline are not guaranteed a response prior to the start of classes for the spring 2021 semester, and should be prepared to attend spring 2021 classes in-person until their request for accommodation is resolved.

Already registered with Sara Bea?

If you are already registered with Sara Bea Accessibility Services or requested a one-time accommodation such as air-conditioned housing prior to your freshman year, please complete our Supplemental Request Form.  A Sara Bea Staff member will then contact you to discuss your request in more detail. As stated above, the deadline to apply for a COVID-19 related accommodation for the Spring 2021 semester is November 20th, 2020. 
 
Written Instructions for completing the Supplemental Request form can be found at this link: Written Instructions for Supplemental Request.
 
Video Instructions for completing the Supplemental Request form can be found at this link: Video Instructions for Supplemental Request

International Student?

If you are an international student and are not able to travel to campus or cannot take advantage of Notre Dame’s partner programs at universities abroad and if you wish to remain engaged academically with the University for the Spring 2021 semester, please contact Notre Dame International. 

Questions

If you have questions about completing these forms or the University policy please contact Sara Bea Accessibility Services at sarabeacenter@nd.edu or 574-631-7157. Please visit here.nd.edu for information on the University’s actions to protect the health of the community, academic and research continuity, university operations, student life, and more.
 
To view the University's policy regarding student accommodations, please visit Student Accommodations Policy  
 

Staff

Scott Howland 03

  Scott Howland
Assistant Director: Coordinator
of the Accommodations Process
showland@nd.edu

Amy Jobst 01

Amy Jobst
Assistant Director: Testing Center & Student Access
ajobst@nd.edu

 

 

Emily Voorde
Assistant Director: Outreach and Education
evoorde@nd.edu