This information was in an email sent to you on May 18th.
Welcome to Mount Holyoke College! AccessAbility Services is the office at Mount Holyoke College that provides accommodations to students with documented disabilities in the areas of academics, campus jobs, dining, housing, and transportation. Ideally, students with disabilities who would like to request accommodation(s) at Mount Holyoke should complete the application process prior to arriving on campus.
Our application process has three steps.
1) Fill Out The Application Form
Please complete the AccessAbility Services application form on MyMountHolyoke, the internal website for students and the College community.
2) Provide Documentation
In order to provide you with accommodations, we need appropriate documentation of your disability from a licensed provider. This documentation may be faxed, emailed or mailed to the address below. For more information, please see the Documentation Standards section of our website or contact us for more information.
3) Schedule An Intake Appointment
Once the application and supporting documentation has been received, our office will contact you via your MHC email to schedule an intake appointment. Appointments are currently available by phone or by video conference and last approximately an hour.
Any student who is seeking Housing Accommodations for the 2020-2021 Academic Year should complete the AccessAbility Services application process by June 15, 2020. While students may request housing accommodations at any time, any incoming student who is approved for housing accommodations after June 15 will be housed with the rest of the incoming students and Residential Life will look at adjusting their placement after the first-year class has been housed. After June 15, housing accommodations will be subject to availability.
AccessAbility Services Orientation Events
All students are welcome to participate in AccessAbility Services’ Orientation events.
Here are descriptions of some of our standard orientation events to give you an idea of what to expect for new students!
Review Accommodation Letters, learn the differences between accommodations in high school and college, specific accommodations and services available at Mount Holyoke, and policies and procedures students must follow in order to receive disability supports.
Self- Advocacy 101
This event is specifically for incoming students who have completed the AccessAbility Services application process and are approved for academic accommodations. AccessAbility Services Fellows will talk through and then role play having a conversation with professors and instructors faculty about their approved accommodations. New students will have the opportunity to practice having these conversations with the guidance and feedback of the Fellows.
Dinner with AccessAbility Fellows
Casual dinner with the Fellows post Self-Advocacy 101. Please feel free to join the Fellows for dinner even if you are unable to attend Self-Advocacy 101.