Peer Advisor Drop-in Sessions are designed for students who are registered with or thinking about registering with Accessibility Services to chat with their peers and learn more about using accommodations.
Discussion topics may include:
- how to register with Accessibility Services
- how to fill out the Intake Form
- downloading your Letter of Accommodation
- speaking to professors
- registering for Accommodated Testing Services
- planning your semester
- setting goals
Join us whether you have a brief question or several questions. Drop in when you can and stay for as long as you’d like during the session.
These sessions are available to all students, at any level, who are registered with Accessibility Services. They are also available to students who are thinking about registering with Accessibility Services.
How The Program Works
These are group sessions facilitated by peer advisors. Peer advisors can’t advise you on your specific accommodations or inform you of possible outcomes of your requests. For these inquiries, please connect with your accessibility advisor.
Peer Advisor Drop-in Sessions are available from September 20, 2021 – April 15, 2022 for fall/winter at the following times:
Mondays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Monday’s drop-in sessions are dedicated to registering with Accessibility Services. Here are some examples of questions you can ask:
- How do I register with Accessibility Services?
- What if I don’t have/am still waiting for documentation?
- Can you walk me through filling out the intake form?
- What happens at the intake appointment?
Tuesdays 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuesday’s drop-in sessions are dedicated to peer note-taking services and accessing resources on campus. Here are some examples of questions you can ask:
- How do I request a note taker for my class(es)?
- What happens if the notes are inconsistent in quality and/or quantity?
- What happens if there are no note takers for my class?
- How do I connect with students with similar lived experiences?
- Who can I talk to if I feel like I’m behind in school work?
- How can I stay on top of deadlines?
- Where can I go for academic support?
- What is a learning a strategist, what do they do and how can I connect with one?
- Who can I talk to if I need financial help?
Wednesdays 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday’s drop-in sessions are dedicated to your Letter of Accommodations (LOA). Here are some examples of questions you can ask:
- How do I download my LOA?
- What is outlined in my LOA? Who has access to this information?
- What do I put in the email when sending the LOA to my professor?
- Should I send my LOA to my TA?
- What are the next steps after sending my LOA?
Thursdays 1 – 4 p.m.
Thursday’s drop-in sessions are dedicated to preparing for tests and exams. Here are some examples of questions you can ask regarding test and exam accommodations:
- How do I register for quiz, term test or final exam accommodations?
- What happens if I miss the 14-day deadline?
- What happens if I haven’t heard back from my professor about test or exam details?
- What do I do if I know I will need to miss a test, quiz or lab?
Fridays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Friday’s drop-in sessions are dedicated to asking for an extension. Here are some examples of questions you can ask regarding asking for an extension:
- How do I request an extension for an assignment?
- Can I get an extension on group work?
- What happens if I need an extension beyond 7 days?
- What should I put in the email when communicating with professors when requesting an extension?
- What happens if my extension is denied?
These are themed drop-in sessions, but you are welcome to ask any question related to Accessibility Services.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions about downloading your letter of accommodation, registering for tests or talking about your academic goals. Questions will be answered in a first come, first served format. Drop in when you can and stay for as long as you like – you don’t need to stay for the full session. Each time slot is led by peer advisors from Accessibility Services.
Being on camera, using your mic, or participating in the chat are all optional. We welcome you to participate in a way that works for you. You are welcome to ask your own questions or simply observe these sessions to learn from ongoing discussions.
You are not required to bring any materials to these sessions, but we encourage you to come prepared with questions. Recordings of these sessions will not be provided to encourage the participation of all student attendees.
Platform access information
This session will be delivered using MS Teams. Information on how to access live captions, and all other accessibility information for MS Teams, can be found on this MS Teams accessibility page.
If you have other questions about the group drop-in format, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.