Students with Temporary Ilness or Injuries
This page contains information for students who are experiencing a temporary illness or injury.
If you have a temporary illness or injury and need support services from DAS, please contact us to make an appointment as soon as possible. All students with a temporary illness or injury are required to have appropriate documentation of the injury or illness on file in the DAS office.
Questions or requests for information should be addressed to DAS by phone at (541) 737-4098 or e-mail Disability.Services@oregonstate.edu
I need assistance with:
- Academic Accommodations
- Adaptive Fitness and Rehabilitation
- Campus Accessibility Information
- Student Health Center
- Transportation and Parking
- University Housing and Dining
DAS encourages students experiencing a temporary illness or injury to meet with their course instructors as soon as possible to discuss the need for academic accommodations. Although temporary conditions are rarely considered disabilities, please be aware that DAS still requires advance notice to coordinate accommodations, for information about advance notice please see our service request timeline.
Students whose injuries impact their ability to take notes should contact DAS to determine if there is already a DAS notetaker assigned to the course. If so, DAS may be able to provide course notes to you. If no notetaker is available in the course then students with temporary illness or injury will need to locate their own notetakers. Copies of notes from a classmate can be made free of charge at the DAS office during business hours.
Students whose injuries impact their ability to complete exams in the designated time period can request assistance from DAS. DAS will determine if additional time, a writer, a reader, a test proctor, or adaptive technology, can be provided depending on the type of injury and the amount of time between the request and the test date. Instructor approval is required.
Students whose injuries impact their ability to type or complete computer assignments in a timely manner should meet with DAS staff to identify possible accommodations.
There are a few classrooms at OSU that do not have elevator access, if your injury impacts your ability to navigate stairs or access your classroom DAS may be able to assist with moving your class to a more accessible location. Please be aware that DAS works with the Registrar's Office to accommodate classroom relocation requests, but may not be able to accommodate requests made less than 6 weeks notice before the start of the term.
Adaptive Fitness and Rehabilitation
Dixon Recreation Center
Dixon Recreation and Stevens Natatorium are fully accessible to anyone with limited mobility. An upper body ergometer provides a cardio workout and the weight room has an equalizer multi-station unit that is wheelchair accessible.
Both of the pool areas and the hot tub have a lift available to provide access. The Health and Fitness Connection (inside Dixon) also provides athletic training, massage therapy and fitness services to assist with rehabilitation and individualized programs. For more information, contact Dixon Recreation Center at 541-737-2202.
Adapted Physical Activity
The PAC 100 class provides individualized attention to students who want to maintain or improve physical fitness. Instructors work with students to identify fitness goals and then develop fitness programs to meet student goals.
Student Health Services
Students have access to care by medical providers including physicians and nurse practitioners. Services such as x-ray, physical therapy, massage therapy, orthopedic consultations and acupuncture are available, and fees for these services will be billed to the students account. Student Health Services has accessible doors at the NW entrance.
Wheelchair and Crutch Accessibility
Students may check out wheelchairs from DAS for a maximum of 2 weeks. Please call the DAS office at (541) 737-4098 for more information.
Crutches are available for rent at an affordable rate from Student Health Services. Please call the Student Health Services at (541) 737-9355 for more information.
Transportation and Parking
OSU has a free Campus Shuttle system that serves the community. The Campus Shuttle runs from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, conveniently serving both the outer edges and the heart of campus. For more information, please contact Parking Services at (541) 737-2583, or email TransitandParkingServices@oregonstate.edu.
Students may contact Dial-A-Bus for transportation to and from the OSU campus. The Dial-a-Bus Office is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For additional information on fares and availability, please contact Dial-A-Bus (541) 752-2615 for additional information on fares and availability.
Temporary Parking Permits
Students with disabilities that limit mobility should consult Student Health Services or call (541) 737-WELL. If you qualify for a temporary parking permit, a medical provider can sign the permit required by the State of Oregon Motor Vehicle Department (ODMV).
Students with both an OSU and ODMV permit can park in student lots, designated accessible parking spaces, and for free in hour and over metered parking spaces.
Oregon DMV Disabled Person Parking Permit
For information on how to obtain an Oregon Disabled Person's Parking Permit, see the Oregon DMV's website.
University Housing and Dining Services
Students who reside in the residence halls and have temporary disabilities may need additional assistance. Getting to the dining centers for meals can often be a challenge and hall staff is available to assist if a student is on crutches. The hall staff can also coordinate delivery of meals to an injured or ill person in the residence halls. Some injuries require frequent use of ice during rehabilitation, and dining centers can assist with this. Some injuries may require a new or temporary room assignment, as well. These efforts can be coordinated through DAS and the Residential Life Program.