New to SSWD?
In order to begin the conversation about academic or housing accommodations, Loyola University Chicago students should contact with Services for Students with Disabilities (SSWD) office. Please take a minute to review the SSWD New Student Registration Flow Chart
To request accommodations, students must schedule an appointment with an SSWD staff member. New students should contact SSWD at least four weeks before their first semester or term at Loyola. Returning students should schedule an appointment within the first two weeks of the semester or term.
All requests for accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Students may need to provide documentation of their disability from an appropriate professional.
Once accommodations are approved, SSWD provides the student with a detailed accommodation list and written verification of his/her disability to give to his/her professors. Faculty members who have questions about providing the recommended accommodations should contact SSWD.
For more detailed information about the registration process, please see Policies and Procedures.
To schedule an appointment with SSWD, please contact us.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has created a helpful resource regarding the transition from High School to College, titled "Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities": www.ed.gov/ocr/transition.html