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.
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 typically are not available for same-day appointments.
The DSS Office will be closed or have adjusted hours on the following dates:
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023-Monday, Jan. 1, 2024 for Winter Break *No exam proctoring.
Monday, Jan. 15, 2024 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day *No exam proctoring.
Monday, Feb. 19, 2024 for President's Day *No exam proctoring.
Monday, April 1, 2024 at 8 am.
***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 2024 to receive priority registration.
Requests and approval for housing accommodations are asked to adhere to the submission dates below in order to assure availability. However, if the request and approval for accommodation is made after the dates below, 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, April 12, 2024 by 4 pm.
*DSS will provide further information as the date approaches.
DSS Housing Accommodations Deadlines
Deadline for new incoming Cal Lutheran students:
Fall 2024 Semester: June 1, 2024
Deadline for returning Cal Lutheran students:
Fall 2024 Semester: February 28, 2024
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.
Where do I begin?
You will need to register with our office before you can receive any accommodations.
I'm registered, now what?
Once you've registered, you'll need to activate your services and accommodations.
Information and Instructions on the Books in Alternative Format Request form and other important forms are available here.