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    Panel Discussion: The UNH Experience for Students with Disabilities -- Wed. March 1. 5-6pm, MUB Theater II. Join us for a lively discussion as students with visible and hidden disabilities share their stories. Learn ways to promote inclusion in our UNH community. We welcome your question.
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    Snow Routes: See our full Priority Snow Removal Map. Please contact Facilities Control Center at 603-862-1437 to report any snow route accessibility problems or concerns.
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    Welcome to UNH DSS, Wildcats! For more information about the DSS office and how to request accommodations, make sure to check out the 'DSS Procedures --Overview' found below on our homepage!
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    Choosing the right Assistive Technology to meet the educational needs of each student can be challenging. Learn more about the AT resources available here at UNH.
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    UNH faculty employ multiple teaching methods both in and out of the classroom. Information about classroom accommodations and creating accessible instructional materials can be found on our Faculty pages.

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 disability.office@unh.edu; 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

Panel Discussion:  The UNH Experience for Students with Disabilities

Wednesday, March 1st 
5 - 6 pm

MUB Theater II

Join us for a lively discussion as students with visible and hidden disabilities share their stories. Bring your questions!
Learn ways to promote inclusion in our UNH community.  

Also featuring the presentation of the annual award from the UNH President’s Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities.  More Info.  

Paid Summer Internship

Peter A. Schey, the President of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law is funding a disabled student to work full-time for a non-profit of their choice in the summer of 2017.   

It is for disabled high school, college, university and law school students, families, groups, advisers, etc. who may be interested in funding to work for 10 weeks this summer with a non-profit group of their choice anywhere in the country.

This is an annual summer internship funded in memory of his daughter, Alexis Schey.  He looks forward to funding a dynamic and creative disabled person this summer in a project that will be meaningful to the student and hopefully help others challenged with disabilities.  Past students have worked on awesome projects that impacted people's lives during and long after the summer internship.  Please contact Peter for more details at:  pschey@centerforhumanrights.org

Living Well Support Group

The Living Well support group is for students with chronic illness and/or chronic conditions.  This is a free weekly support group which meets on Wednesdays from 4:10-5:30 in the Health Services. It is a great way for students to connect to others and learn resources and coping mechanisms.  Most importantly, students learn they are not alone!

Please register by following the link:  Living Well

Important Dates for Spring Semester 2017

  • February 20, 2017:  Last day for undergraduates to file Intent-to-Graduate for May 2017 without $25 late fee
  • February 24, 2017:  Last day to completely withdraw from the University by 4:30 PM and receive 50% tuition refund.  Last day to carry excess credits without surcharge.  Last day to drop to part-time by 4:30 PM and receive 50% tuition refund

  • March 13-17, 2017:  Spring Break

Inclement Weather/Curtailed Operations: 

If you are taking a class that meets on-campus, check the UNH Storm Information Line (603) 862-0000 for information on curtailed operations during inclement weather. If you are taking a class on-line, curtailed operations does not apply and your course activities will continue as scheduled.  To sign up for automatic campus alerts go to Campus Alerts Registraion.  Facilities has a good resource with Additional Information and Frequently Asked Questions.  

Reminders

Accommodation Letters:  DSS would like to remind students to send 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). You can send letters anytime. There is no deadline.

Technology Tips and Resources

"Back to School" technology planning? Check out our Educational Apps for Students page and explore the  Free and Low-Cost iOS and Android Apps and resources available to assist students with Reading, Writing, Note-Taking, Study-Skills/Organization and Brainstorming activities.
 

RWG Mac logo  FREE!  Read&Write academic and literacy support software available on all computers in the Student Computing Clusters and available for free download to any UNH student, faculty or staff.  More information is available on our Read&Write  page.

Opportunities

Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities and Disabled Veterans
If you are a person with a disability or a disabled veteran, please visit our site. There is a great chance that you can find the job you have been looking for. Come and see jobs from AT&T, Bank of America, UPS, Kaiser, Compucom, USAA, Honeywell and hundreds of other employers. These companies are looking to hire people with disabilities and disabled veterans.
People with Disabilities can get more information at https://www.disabledperson.com/  
Disabled Veterans can get more information at https://www.jofdav.com/ 

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 2016-2017 Study Abroad Programs
Students can find more information, including application materials, information sessions, and upcoming events, at cola.unh.edu/study-abroad.                                                                  

 

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Campus Partners

Our Campus Partners have so much to offer!

Advising & Career Center (UNH)
Internships, job search strategies, career exploration, resources and more!
Campus Recreation 
Providing educational experiences through recreation opportunities that enhance healthy lifestyles!
Career Services (Paul College) 
Provides a comprehensive career-planning program to Paul College students!
Center for Academic Resources (CFAR) 
Educational counselors and peer mentors can help you reach your academic goals! 
Discovery Program
Your core curriculum destination!
Housing & Residential Life
Offering a variety of options for a full-featured, convenient and safe home!
Northeast Passage
Barrier-free recreation & health programs for individuals with disabilities!
Study Abroad
More than 500 study abroad & exchange programs!
Transportation
Explore all things UNH transit and parking!