Temporary Accommodations

The Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) recognizes that individuals with temporarily disabling conditions that are a result of injuries, surgery, or short-term medical conditions may need access to services and resources similar to individuals with permanent disabilities. Examples of temporary disabilities may include, but are not limited to, broken limbs, concussions, or short-term impairments following surgery or medical treatments.

Procedures for Requesting Temporary Accommodation

  1. Submit the Temporary Accommodation Request Form
  2. Submit disability documentation. Provide documentation from a treating medical professional stipulating expected temporary limitations, anticipated recovery time, and recommended accommodations.
    1. Fax documentation to 508-565-1492
    2. Email documentation to accessibility-resources@stonehill.edu
    3. Mail documentation to: 
      Office of Accessibility Resources, Stonehill College, 320 Washington Street Easton, MA 02357
    4. In person, by appointment.
  3. Schedule an intake interview. Schedule a meeting with the Director of Accessibility Resources via the online scheduling system. When booking, allow for a 30-minute appointment. Please note: Appointments cannot be made via email.

Serious Medical Issues

If you are experiencing an on-going and/or serious medical or mental health issue that may require you to be off campus for a period of time (e.g., hospitalization, long-term illness, extended inpatient/outpatient program), please contact the Dean of Students Office at 508-565-1363. The Dean of Students Office will help to connect you with appropriate campus resources and assist you with developing a plan for managing the impact of your condition on campus life. Please be aware of your responsibility to contact your faculty if you have missed or expect to miss any classes. Your professors are in the best position to discuss how absences from class will affect your class performance.

While the Office of Academic Services & Advising (508-565-1306) does not provide absence notes to faculty, they can assist in notifying them of an absence of three or more consecutive days in cases of critical and emergency situations, such as hospitalization, serious illness/injury, or death of an immediate family member. Before OAS&A will provide notify instructors of an absence, they will need supporting documentation.   Please note that the class absence notifications from OAS&A are strictly informational and advisory, and are not intended to verify or provide proof of the legitimacy of the absence.