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Office for Students with Disabilities

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UC San Diego welcomes students with disabilities and dependents who have disabilities (families, children, partners, signiificant others) in our programs, classrooms, activities, campus living and physical environments.

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) is a department within Academic Affairs and is a resource for the entire campus community.

OSD works closely with all students, including those with temporary and permanent conditions. Its responsibilities include:

Determining eligibilty

OSD determines eligibility for modifications, academic adjustments, and other accommodations due to disabilities. Accommodation types can be addressed by 1 of 4 categories:

  • Classroom
  • Exam
  • Program modification
  • Campus living

Storing student medical documentation

OSD collects and and houses medical documentation, including psycho-educational evaluations for campus decision-making related to the non-treatment of medical/ mental health conditions.

Campus services

  • ADA Transport offers free year-round campus transportation via cart for students, staff, or faculty with disabilities.
  • UCSD libraries are committed to providing access to library materials, programs, and services for all users.

Referring students to resources on campus (and beyond)

OSD provides information about disability-related resources available to students, including:

  • Scholarships
  • Internships
  • Community-based funding
  • State agency support
  • Courtesy referrals for assessment and evaluations for learning disabilities, ADD/ ADHD, and psychological and speech/ language pathologists

Advising faculty and staff

OSD serves as a resource for faculty and staff who have questions about how the accommodation process unfolds and comes together at UC San Diego.

Visit OSD

Office for Students with Disabilities (map)
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0019
La Jolla, CA 92093-0019

Phone: (858) 534-4382
Fax: (858) 534-4650