Division of Student Affairs Emergency Management
Courtesy Services for Temporary Medical Conditions
Courtesy services may be provided to students who need access in the classroom and/or campus environments because of a temporary medical condition, such as a broken arm or leg.
While the Dean of Students Office will attempt to assist students with temporary medical conditions to stay enrolled and succeed at UND, it is the student’s responsibility to follow the guidelines below for accessing courtesy services. The Dean of Students Office cannot guarantee services will be provided in all situations but will make all efforts to assist as possible.
STEPS FOR ARRANGING COURTESY SERVICES
1. The student is expected to make his/her own arrangements whenever possible.
- Examples include having a roommate drive the student to class; or borrowing notes from a classmate.
- Requests for possible temporary housing arrangements for students living in the residence halls, University Place, or University apartments can be made by contacting Cindy Spencer, Director of Residence Life and Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-777-4251.
2. Students are responsible for contacting each of their faculty members regarding their absence from class.
- At the request of a student, the Dean of Students Office will notify faculty regarding a student's absence due to a temporary medical condition or hospitalization. This notification serves as a courtesy notice and not a verification of their absence and will not constitute an excused absence. Students are responsible for contacting each of their instructors to discuss missed classes or assignments and course expectations.
- Students are encouraged to coordinate with their instructors for other arrangements as needed. Other arrangements may include providing someone to transcribe a test, allowing a verbal format or allowing for a test to be delayed. Please note that instructors are not mandated to provide disability accommodations unless the condition is identified as a permanent disability.
- If the student will be absent for a long time, it is important for the student to discuss the situation with his/her instructors to determine the feasibility of remaining in the courses. If it is necessary to withdraw from the University after the last day to drop, the student may contact the Dean of Students Office for information about the Special Circumstance process.
3. If the student is unable to make his/her own arrangements for specific needs, the student may contact the Dean of Students Office for assistance. The student will be asked to provide the following information:
- A supporting statement from the treating professional. This statement must be signed and on letterhead.
- The statement must identify the relevant limitations of the medical conditions such as “cannot walk more than 30 feet” or “cannot write with right hand”.
- The statement must include the approximate length of time the student will be impacted by the medical condition.
4. With appropriate medical documentation, the following services may be available.
- Van Service
Students unable to use the campus shuttle service may be able to use a van service to get to and from classes. Once approved by the Dean of Students Office, the student and Transportation Department will be notified by email that the student is eligible for this service. The student is then responsible for scheduling rides with the Transportation Department (777-4030). Please note this service is available Monday – Friday from 8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. while classes are in session and is contingent upon the availability of the Transportation Department resources.
- Temporary Accessible Parking Permits
Student permit holders may be eligible to obtain a UND accessible permit for two weeks. Once approved by the Dean of Students Office, the student and Parking Services will be notified by email that the student is eligible for this permit. The student is then responsible for arranging for this permit with the Parking Office (777-3551). There is no cost if the student has a permit already.
Students requesting accommodation for a permanent disability are expected to register with Disability Services for Students office. Contact DSS at 777-3425 (Voice/TDD) for more information.