Providing Aids and Services


We recognize and value diversity in our campus community and are committed to providing equal access and opportunities to qualified students with various disabilities.

We provide comprehensive services in a manner that promotes respect and self-advocacy. In addition, we comply with university policy, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 with its amendments of 2008.

If you are a student needing to request accommodations, please register with us. We can discuss your disability-related requests for aids and services.

Important Announcements

DSS is available for virtual or in-person appointments.  Please let us know if you would like a virtual appointment via phone or an online platform like Zoom.  We are typically not available for same day appointments. 

We adhere to the University’s current policies, as well as the local and state regulations, regarding face masks.  Due to the disability related needs of the students we serve, we are requesting that anyone who visits our office please wear a face mask. Any DSS student taking exams through our office, are required to wear a face mask as it is considered a learning space; face masks need to be worn properly with the mask fully covering both the nose and the mouth. This is the current University policy for this semester in compliance with University's strategies and may extend past this period. Visit The Know page for University updates.


Office Closures

The DSS Office will be closed or have adjusted hours on the following dates:

Friday, July 4, 2023 for Independence Day                                                                                                                                                  *No exam proctoring.

Friday, July 14, 2023 for Professional Development (tentative)                                                                                                           *No exam proctoring.

Friday, July 28, 2023 for Professional Development (tentative)                                                                                                         *No exam proctoring.


Priority Registration

Monday, April 24, 2023 at 8:00am. 

***Priority Registration is typically first thing in the morning, on the first day of general advanced registration.*** 

*Please note, you must have activated and been approved for this accommodation in Spring Semester 2023 to receive priority registration.

Important Deadlines

Requests and approval for housing accommodations are asked to adhere to the below submission dates in order to assure availability. However, if the request and approval for accommodation is made after the below dates, California Lutheran University cannot guarantee that it will be able to meet the individual’s accommodation needs during the first semester or term of occupancy.

Finals Week Testing Request Deadline

Friday, November 17, 2023 by 4:00pm. 

*DSS will provide further information as the date approaches.


DSS Housing Accommodations Deadlines

Deadline for new incoming Cal Lutheran students:
Spring 2023 Semester: June 1, 2023

Deadline for returning Cal Lutheran students:
Spring 2023 Semester: February 28, 2023

Meal Plan deadline for all residential students:
The second Friday of the traditional undergraduate semester in which the change is needed.


Contact DSS for details on how to request housing accommodations.

Phone: 805-493-3464

Where do I begin?

You will need to register with our office before you can receive any accommodations.

Register with Us

I'm registered, now what?

Once you've registered, you'll need to activate your services and accommodations..

Activate Services

Important Forms

Information and Instructions on the Books in Alternative Format Request form and other important forms are available here.

DSS Forms