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Response to COVID-19 and Temporary Move to Remote Learning
Penn State Student Disability Resources is in alignment with the University’s concern over the global coronavirus outbreak.  Switching to alternate forms of instruction will require us to ensure academic accommodations are provided within the spirit of federal guidelines, all the while being as flexible and creative as we can in response to this unprecedented circumstance.

As a result, Student Disability Resources will be holding all student appointments via phone beginning March 12, 2020.  Please call 814-863-1807 to schedule an appointment as needed.  Student Disability Resources staff will be unable to meet face-to-face during this time.

Students who received accommodations from Student Disability Resources for the spring 2020 semester should continue to have access to accommodations throughout remote delivery of courses.  The nature of any accommodations that were approved for spring semester 2020 in-residence courses may vary in the online format.  Student Disability Resources will collaborate with faculty on the provision of accommodations specific to the online environment as needed.

If faculty have questions related to accommodations, please contact Student Disability Resources.  The Student Disability Resources Exam Coordinator will be available to answer questions specific to exam accommodations.

Now scheduling intake appointments for Spring 2020

Due to the number of students we serve, please consider scheduling your fall appointment early or meeting with us during the summer.


Monday through Friday from 8:00 am till 5:00 pm


Directions to Student Disability Resources

Non-University Park campuses

Each Penn State campus has a disability services office available to assist you.

The same accommodations are offered at all campuses although their implementation may vary slightly between campuses.

At Penn State, we are committed to providing a welcoming, encouraging, and empowering environment for students with disabilities to ensure equal access, full participation and reasonable accommodations for their academic pursuits.

Student Disability Resources is responsible for coordinating support services, reasonable academic accommodations, and promoting disability awareness in the university community.

The Student Disability Resources team is committed and ready to assist students with disabilities to reach their academic goals.

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