Hampshire College recognizes that, similar to individuals with permanent disabilities, individuals with temporary injuries, recovering from surgery, or with short-term medical conditions may need accommodations to access classrooms, course resources, and/or campus facilities. Temporary disabilities may include, but are not limited to; broken limbs, hand injuries, concussion, or short-term impairment while recovering from surgery or medical treatments.
Missing a few classes or deadlines because of acute illness, such as the flu, does not require formal accommodation and you should be able to work directly with your professors to get back on track. We are, however, always here to consult or support you in your medical and/or academic recovery.
Depending of the nature of the temporary disability and supporting documentation, the most common accommodations for which students may be approved include:
Check in directly with your professors to assess what material and assignments you have missed and what flexibility they are able to afford you regarding deadline changes and make-up work.
If you have missed a substantial amount of class time in a given semester and will not be able to successfully complete the term or if you need to take a medical leave for the following semester, please view details about medical leave in the handbook and be in touch with health and counseling services.