Accommodation Information

A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to the tasks, environment, or the way things are usually done that enable individuals with disabilities to have an equal opportunity to participate in an academic program. Each student’s accommodation is considered individually, utilizing recommendations in their documentation. Retroactive accommodations are not made, so we encourage students to contact the Accessible Education Services (AES) office as early in the semester as possible.

A reasonable accommodation does not:

  • impose an undue hardship on the operation of the program,
  • fundamentally alter the nature of the academic standards
  • pose a threat to personal or public safety
  • take place of classroom attendance and participation

Accommodations at Willamette University fall into either academic accommodations, residential accommodations, or temporary medical accommodations.

Academic Accommodations

Academic Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Alternate Formats
  • Alternative Testing
  • Assistive Technology
  • Environmental Adjustments
  • Flex Attendance
  • Foreign Language Requirement Substitution

Residential Accommodations

Residential-related Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Housing Accommodations
  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
  • Dietary Accommodations

Temporary Medical Accommodations

Temporary medical accommodations are short-term accommodations for issues requiring a readjustment as treatment or hospitalization occur. Some examples of medical needs that may need a short-term accommodation are:

  • Concussions
  • Broken arm/leg
  • Hospitalization due to surgery or illness

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