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

Temporary accommodations may be extended to students with acute, debilitating conditions via the procedures indicated above. If you are experiencing an ongoing and/or serious medical or mental health issue that may require you to be off campus for an extended 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 connect you with appropriate campus resources, assist you with developing a plan for your return, or advise you about the withdrawal process. 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.

Short-term Illnesses

Students with transitory and minor illnesses such as seasonal allergies, common viral infections, or the flu are not eligible for temporary accommodations. Students are expected to communicate directly with their instructors in the event they need to miss class or need extensions on assignments. While the Office of Academic Services & Advising (OAS&A) in Duffy 104 does not provide absence notes to faculty, they can assist in notifying instructors of an absence when it extends to three or more consecutive days in cases of critical and emergency situations, such as hospitalization, serious illness (e.g., flu, mono) or death of an immediate family member. Before OAS&A will notify instructors of an absence, they require 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 reason for the absence. For more information, contact OAS&A at 508-565-1306 or academicservices@stonehill.edu

Parking

Students with temporary mobility impairments who are unable to effectively navigate the Stonehill campus may be eligible for a temporary, 30-day medical parking pass. Please note that this is a non-renewable pass. In order to be eligible for medical parking beyond 30 days, students will need to apply for a temporary disabled parking placard through the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles or through their home state’s Division of Motor Vehicles.