Disability Services Center

Will you be a new student at USM this fall?

Did you have a 504/IEP in high school or receive accommodations at your last college/university? Do you have a documented disability? Contact our office as soon as possible to request a meeting to determine your accommodations in college. Summer appointments are strongly encouraged. 

How do I set up my accommodations? 

  1. Sign into your MyUSM page to find our internal website for a step-by-step process to request academic, housing & dining, or ESA accommodations. 
  2. Select Requesting Accommodations and submit the appropriate accommodation request form(s).
  3. Initial appointments for new students for academic accommodations are available Monday-Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm. Please plan for the appointment to take 1 hour.  Whenever possible, please send documentation of your disability in advance of your appointment. Please review the documentation guidelines online.
  4. Housing Accommodation Requests submitted by May 7th will receive priority consideration. Requests received after this date will be honored on a space available basis. Requests will be reviewed by the Disability Services Center staff when we have both the student housing accommodation request and documentation in late May and June. New residential students must also complete and submit a housing contract to the Office of Residential life by the priority housing deadline of May 7 for Fall 2022. 

Please call 207-780-4706 or email dsc-usm@maine.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Services provided by the DSC may include (but are not limited to):

  • Accommodated Testing Services (environment and additional testing time)
  • Alternative Format Materials ( i.e. digital texts)
  • Notetaker Services
  • Sign Language Interpreters
  • Housing Accommodations