Welcome to Disability Services for Students!
The University of New Hampshire and Disability Services for Students (DSS) take great pride in promoting the development of students and the personal independence necessary to succeed academically and beyond. We seek to create a welcoming, universally accessible environment where all students are able to participate in the myriad aspects of the UNH experience.
Students have the right (and responsibility) to self-disclose and make use of the services available. To begin this process, students are encouraged to contact DSS to discuss what services, resources, and accommodations exist. The choice – to use or not – is yours. Make an informed choice.
We invite you to connect with us to learn about the options available. If at any time you cannot access forms or pages on this site, and need to request an accessible format, please email firstname.lastname@example.org; we will provide you with the accessible format. Click on the icons below to get started!
DSS Student Handbook DSS Procedures -- Overview Online Intake/ Registration Form
DSS News and Updates
New Student Orientation
|First Year June Orientation
New Student Orientation dates are right around the corner:
June 6-7, June 9-10, June 13-14, June 16, June 20-21, June 23, June 29
If you have not already signed up for Orientation, you can do so with the Office of First Year Programs. At Orientation, students will be able to meet with academic advisors, register for fall classes, receive their fall course schedule, get their ID photo taken, learn about university resources and services, and meet other new students! Check out our Course Selection tips as you consider your courses for the fall. Please come visit us at DSS (201 Smith Hall) while you're here for Orientation - we would love to meet you, answer any questions you might have, and give you a tour of our space!
NEW!!! The 2016 NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship
In 2016 the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship will offer eight (8) scholarships to 2nd year associate students; undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors; and graduate students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing a career in the communications, media, or entertainment industry. Each recipient will receive $5,625 to help cover the cost of education at their current college or university. The scholarship will be available for the 2016 fall semester. The 2016 application is due July 1, 2016 by 5pm ET.
The 2016 Cooper Open Scholarship for Students with Mitochondrial Disease
The Cooper Open will be presenting a scholarship this year to a student with Mitochondrial Disease that is attending higher education. Young adult Mitochondrial patients have unique medical needs, which can make attending college in a “typical” fashion difficult. Application Deadline is July 31st!! Download the application here.
Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)
The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.
List of Scholarship Opportunities for Students!
A comprehensive list of (mostly) disability-related financial opportunities and scholarships. Updated regularly!
COLA 2016 Study Abroad Programs
Students can find more information including application materials and upcoming events can be found here.
Technology Tips and Resources
FREE! Read&Write software has been updated! UNH has recently updated the campus-wide Read&Write academic and literacy support software available on all Campus Cluster computers and available for download to any UNH student, faculty or staff. More information is available on our Read&Write page.
Accommodation Letters: DSS would like to remind students that you must request your accommodation letter(s) at the start of each semester via ClockWork. You no longer need to make an appointment with the office to access your letters! Simply login to ClockWork to request your letter(s).