Student support

We are here to help. You are welcome to contact an Advisor at any time if you have questions.

Returning students

If you are a returning student who has previously affiliated with the Disability Resource Centre, log in to the student portal to send your accommodation letter to your professors at the beginning of each semester. This will then give you access to book your accommodated exams.

Student login

If you require some support or would like to make changes to your accommodations, contact your Accessibility Advisor.

Getting started

If you have not previously accessed services with the Disability Resource Centre, please follow the following steps:

Step one: Complete a DRC Intake Package DRC Intake Package (PDF)

The information package will give your Accessibility Advisor some background information that will help them prepare for your first meeting:

  • The first part of the package gives you the opportunity to tell us more about the challenges you experience related to your studies.
  • The second part of the package can be completed by a qualified assessor to give us more information about barriers related to your condition.

If you require some assistance in completing the information package or you have questions about this process, contact an advisor.

Step two: Meet with an Accessibility Advisor

Once you have submitted your information package, you will be contacted to set up your first meeting with an Accessibility Advisor. This initial meeting for first-time registrants typically takes about an hour.

Depending on the time of year, this process can take two to four weeks. Your advisor will work with you throughout your studies at UBC Okanagan.

Initial meeting with an Accessibility Advisor

Your first meeting with your Advisor will take about an hour. The purpose of the first meeting is for you and your advisor to get to know each other and to develop a plan to assist you in your studies. Together you will review the information package you submitted and discuss the barriers you experience related to your studies and/or your full inclusion in campus activities. Your advisor will also provide you with information about support services that are available on campus, specialized services that may be appropriate to assist you, and funding options.

Housing consideration

To request housing or specific room assignment for medical or disability-related reasons, you must apply through UBC Housing and complete a DRC Intake Package (PDF).

Timelines

Some accommodations can take several weeks to set up. We recommend that students submit their information packages by July 1 for the start of the September program year.

We accept information packages at any time; however, we may not be able to meet with students during the same semester if their information package is submitted within three weeks of the final exam period.

Student Handbook

Review the Student Handbook for more information about affiliating with the Disability Resource Centre.

Student handbook (PDF)