Office of Accessibility Resources and Services
The Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS) strives to support students with disabilities holistically through relationship building, coaching, appropriate accommodations, and intentional referrals.
Register with OARS / Request Accommodations
This is a three step process that is further explained on our Prospective Students page
- Submit a self-report
- Submit supporting documentation
- Speak with an OARS staff member
Any current or prospective Hampshire student, faculty, or staff member can meet with OARS staff to learn more about our supports and services.
These meetings are typically an hour and can be useful for (but not limited to) any of the following reasons:
- For prospective and incoming students to learn about the transition to Hampshire as a new student.
- Learn about requesting accommodations.
- Request additional accommodations based on a new or previously disclosed disability.
- Understand ways to support specific students/peers who seem to be struggling and/or get them connected with OARS.
- How to seek a formal diagnosis if not yet diagnosed.
- Options available for support without a formal diagnosis.
- Interest in collaborating to enhance accessibility at Hampshire or throughout the Connecticut River Valley.
Through our Holistic Learning Program, we create programming, resources, and work one on one with students with and without accommodations on everything from time management to mental and physical health. Our goal is to empower students if they are working through experiences of hardship, and to help them develop the skills they need to set goals and work towards a positive future. Schedule a consultation or come to drop-ins to learn more about coaching.
MEET WITH OARS
Meeting with OARS staff may be scheduled via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by coming in person to the Lemelson Building.
The physical Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS) in the Lemelson Building.
HOURS OF OPERATION
9 a.m.- 4 p.m.