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Disability Services

We promote inclusion, access and diversity for students of all abilities within our campus community.

Please use the three buttons below to apply and access your accommodations.

As part of the Wellness Center, the Disability Services staff promote diversity and inclusion at UMass Lowell by partnering with the campus community. We create equal access by removing barriers, promoting diversity, employing universal design and striving for inclusion.

Transition Seminar

Attention incoming Freshman and Transfer students of Fall 2019: Disability Services will be holding their annual Transition Seminar on August 28-29, 2019. The seminar is a free two-day workshop that allows students to move-in early, meet key staff, meet fellow students, access peer mentors, learn how to navigate important resources on campus, and review their class schedule with advising professionals. This program is available to students who have already registered with our office and have completed an Intake meeting. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please contact the Office of Disability Services as soon as possible, space is limited and students will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Parent Informational Sessions

Parent Informational Sessions for Students registering with Student Disability Services will be held on the following summer dates:

  • Friday June 14 – following Family Orientation from 3:30 - 5 p.m. in University Crossing (UCC) 260
  • Monday July 22 - following Family Orientation from 3:30 - 5 p.m. in UCC 260
  • Wednesday August 28 - 10-11:30 a.m. in UCC 158
    • For the two sessions that fall at the end of Parent Orientation (June and July dates) you are encouraged, but not required to attend the Parent Orientation that day that begins at 8:30 a.m.
    • The August date aligns with the move-in day for students participating in the Transition Seminar

Parent Informational sessions will assist parents in understanding:

  1. The differences in laws and responsibilities that guide student accommodation plans in higher education.
  2. The interactive process that Students/Disability Service staff engage in to determine a student’s individual needs in.
  3. What resources, including technology that are available to students to support their academic success.
  4. The process that students are going to use to access accommodations, testing center, and other essential elements of being registered with Disability Services.
  5. How you can best support your student in engaging with our office, communicating with faculty and accessing all of the wonderful support offered on our campus.

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