Student Access

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) works in collaboration with the University community to ensure access for all students. Students with disabilities may request accommodations to address barriers they anticipate or are presently experiencing through the DRC. Our business hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-4:30 pm, with drop-in hours each day (see below).

For students who want to get started working with our office:

If you are currently a University of Minnesota student or are taking U of M courses, you can make an initial appointment by calling our front desk at 612-626-1333.  

Click the following links to find information for prospective students or learn more about the process of getting registered and PDF icon what students need to know about working with the DRC.

For students who are already registered with our office:

You have a designated access consult who serves as your primary contact in the DRC.  This is the person whose signature and contact information is at the bottom of your letter.  You can reach out to your access consultant by email or by phone.  If you have questions about who your assigned access consultant is, please call our front desk at 612-626-1333.

For instructors/faculty or staff who have questions:

Contact the access consultant named on the student’s letter or contact drop-in.  More resources can be found on our faculty/instructor page.

Drop-in Hours

Drop-in meetings and phone calls are brief, about 10-15 minutes, and are intended to provide general information, resources, and/or identify next steps to address urgent concerns.  

The DRC has drop-in during the following hours:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 9am-12pm, 1:00-4pm
  • Tuesdays: 11am-12pm, 1:00-4pm  

**Please note: The last morning drop in must check in by 11:30 AM, and last afternoon drop in must check in by 3:30 PM. **

To reach the access consultant on drop-in, come to 180 McNamara Alumni Center, call 612-626-1333, or email drc@umn.edu during our drop-in hours.  If you are coming to our office or calling, please ask to speak to the consultant on drop-in.