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.

Students with a documented disability that is directly impacted by COVID challenges, which would prevent in person attendance in the Fall, should contact Disability Support Services (DSS) to register for services and request an official accommodation. We recommend you ask to schedule a meeting with us as soon as you are able to reach out to us.

Students with a medical or disability need to request an exemption from wearing a face covering on campus, should first contact Health Services at (805) 493-3225 to discuss their needs.  Health Services will determine if there is need for the exemption.  Students with the exemption from Health Services will be directed to contact Disability Support Services to discuss potential, individualized accommodations.

For up-to-date information about Cal Lutheran's plans for Summer and Fall 2021 regarding COVID-19, courses, residential housing, student programming, and campus services, please regularly visit the KNOW web page. 

Important Announcements

DSS is still available for appointments, and these will generally be held via phone or an online platform like Zoom. Most requests for meetings moving forward will be held over the phone or an online platform. This will be the plan through the end of Summer 2021 semester in compliance with University's strategies and may extend past this period.  

Office Closures

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

Monday, September 6, 2021: CLOSED for Labor Day
*No exams will be proctored.

Friday, October 8, 2021: No proctored exams for Fall Holiday
*No exams will be proctored.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021: No proctored exams for Travel Day
*No exams will be proctored

Thursday, November 25, 2021- Friday, November 26, 2021: CLOSED for Thanksgiving
*No exams will be proctored.

Priority Registration

Priority Registration for Spring 2022 will be around: Friday, November 5, 2021. DSS will provide further information as the date approaches.

*Please note, you must have activated and been approved for Fall Semester 2021 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 19, 2021 by 4:00pm. 

*DSS will provide further information as the date approaches.

DSS Housing Accommodations Deadlines

Deadline for new incoming Cal Lutheran students:
Fall 2021 Semester: June 1, 2021

Deadline for returning Cal Lutheran students:
Fall 2021 Semester: February 26, 2021

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