About DSS

Smith Hall at Dusk
Smith Hall at Dusk

Disability Services for Students (DSS) at UNH

The office serves a growing number of students with documented disabilities entering higher education. These students come from Continuing Education, Thompson School, Baccalaureate, Masters and PhD programs. DSS ensures reasonable academic accommodations and works to ensure equal access to all UNH students with a documented disability. 

We invite you to connect with us to learn first-hand about the variety of services available to students with disabilities.


Disability Services for Students (DSS) is committed to assuring that students with disabilities receive equitable, effective and meaningful access to all campus programs, resources and services. DSS is responsible for ensuring academic and housing accommodations. We recognize diversity of abilities as a source of excellence, enrichment and strength for all members of the university community. DSS facilitates and supports student growth and development toward empowerment, self-advocacy and personal responsibility. These skills enable students to make informed decisions towards meeting or exceeding the standards/expectations both at UNH and beyond. Additionally, we are a source of information and referral, a resource and collaborative partner for the campus community, and a point of support and advocacy regarding access issues in general.


Disability Services for Students (DSS) seeks to create a welcoming, inclusive, universally accessible community where everyone is able to participate fully in the myriad aspects of the UNH experience.

DSS Professional Staff 

DSS Staff photo
DSS Staff (from left to right) Elise Britton, Janice Carlson, Maureen Bourbeau, and Michael Shuttic

Director:  Michael Shuttic

Disability Specialist: Janice Carlson

Assistive Technology Specialist: Maureen Bourbeau

Administrative Coordinator: Susan Sager

Administrative Assistant II: Bryan Dwyer

Check out  Meet the DSS Staff to learn more about who we are!

DSS Student Staff

DSS employs students to support academic accommodations provided by the office. 

Hours of Operation 

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm 

Summer Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:30 pm  (June 13th - Aug 12th, 2016)


DSS Reception 
201 Smith Hall (Second Floor)
3 Garrison Avenue
Durham, New Hampshire 03824

Disability Services for Students (DSS) is located in Smith Hall, at the central intersection of the UNH campus - Main Street and Garrison Avenue. The reception area is shared with the Center for Academic Resources Office (CFAR) and is located in Room 201.

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Phone: (603) 862-2607
Fax:  (603) 862-4043
(Relay NH):  7-1-1 or 800-735-2694 
E-mail:  disability.office@unh.edu

The University of New Hampshire is committed to providing appropriate accommodations and services to students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 including changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Contact the Affirmative Action and Equity Office, Section 504/ADA Compliance Officer (V. 603-862-2930 TTY 603-862-1527) with questions about compliance or discrimination, or to file a complaint. 

 ADA Compliance at UNH; Affirmative Actions and Equity office website