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 medical or disability need to request an exemption from wearing a face covering on campus, should first contact Health Services at (805) 493-3955 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.

With the continued impact of the pandemic, and the need to start the Spring 2021 semester/term virtually, we want to assure you that approved accommodations for students with disabilities will still be delivered.  There may need to be some modifications to those accommodation to make them appropriate for online study.  Students or faculty with specific questions or concerns should feel free to contact Disability Support Services at dss@callutheran.eduor 805-493-3464.  All efforts will be made to ensure a timely transition for any necessary modifications.  Decisions for modifications will be made on a case-by-case basis.  We appreciate your understanding.

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 Spring 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:

Friday, April 2, 2021: CLOSED for Good Friday
*No exams will be proctored.

Monday, May 31, 2021: CLOSED for Memorial Day
*No exams will be proctored.

Priority Registration

Priority Registration for Fall 2021 is occurring on: Monday, March 15, 2021 at 8:00am.

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

Wednesday, April 14, 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

DSS Zoom Lounge Hang-Out

DSS is hosting live Zoom sessions to stay connected and touch base with our DSS community! We will be offering information and activities on different topics related to Disability Support Services and life as a student at CLU such as Zoom fatigue, questions regarding DSS and accommodations, advice on how to communicate effectively in the virtual setting and more! 

We would love to have you join us! DSS will email our interested and current students about upcoming Zoom sessions each week. If interested, email us at

DSS Zoom Lounge Poster

Zoom Lounge Hang-Out Flyer


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