Student Access

The Disability Resource Center facilitates access and accommodations for students who experience barriers in University environments. Barriers can include those related to mental health, chronic health, medical conditions and a variety of other disabilities.  Our business hours are Monday-Friday, from 8:00 am-4:30 pm, with drop-in hours each day.

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: you must be checked in by 11:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. to be seen before the end of drop-in hours**

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.