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 Dates

Office Closure

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

Monday, February 17, 2020: CLOSED

*No exams or appointments occurring on this date.


Monday, February 24, 2020: Adjusted hours-8:00am-2:30pm

*All exams must be completed by 2:00pm.


Friday, February 28, 2020:Adjusted hours-8:00am-2:00pm

*All exams must be completed by 1:30pm.


Priority Registration

Priority Registration for Fall 2020 occurring on: Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00am

*Please note, you must have activated and been approved for Spring Semester 2020 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 Deadline

For final exams occurring during May 11-15, 2020, Testing Requests are due by Wednesday, April 29 by 4:00pm. Submit through Accommodate


DSS Housing Accommodations Deadlines

Deadline for new incoming Cal Lutheran students:

Fall 2020 Semester: June 1, 2020

Deadline for returning Cal Lutheran students:

Fall 2020 Semester: February 26, 2020

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

The Books in Alternative Format Request form and other important forms are available online.

DSS Forms