SSD determines eligibility and approves reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities at the University of Texas at Austin. We also engage in outreach across campus in order to make campus a more inclusive, accessible and welcoming environment for people with disabilities.
SSD is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and our office is located on the fourth floor of the Student Services Building. Take some time to browse through our website to find information on how to register with SSD, guidelines for documentation, and information about our accommodations and services . General resources for the UT community may be found on UT’s Disability Resource page.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to making your experience at the university more accessible!
It’s time to nominate faculty and staff for SSD’s End of the Semester Faculty/Staff Appreciation Awards!
Every semester SSD asks students to nominate faculty or staff at UT who have gone above and beyond to make sure students with disabilities have access to, and are included in, all aspects of campus life. This is an excellent opportunity to show your appreciation to faculty or staff who have positively impacted your semester.
Your anonymous nominations will result in SSD generating letters of thanks along with a desk clock that says, “In Appreciation Services for Students with Disabilities”. Excerpts from nominations may also be shared on social media and the SSD website. Feel free to nominate faculty and/or staff who you feel deserve this gift of appreciation.
Nomination should include the individual’s full name, department and a few sentences explaining how he/she has positively impacted your semester at the University of Texas at Austin. Nominations should be sent to email@example.com by 5 p.m. on Friday May 13th.
We know this is a busy time but appreciate your efforts in making these nominations. For more information about clock awards and to see a list of past recipients visit our website at http://ddce.utexas.edu/disability/clock-awards/
Speedway Project Updates
The Speedway Mall project will continue work on 21st Street between the McCombs School of Business (CBA) and the Perry-Castaneda Library (PCL) through the Spring 2016 semester.
Closures will affect access to PCL and SZB. For more detailed information and timely updates please visit http://sites.utexas.edu/speedway/?page_id=75.
For other construction updates please visit the Campus Construction Advisory website: http://campusplanning.utexas.edu/construction/
The priority registration slot to register for Summer and Fall 2016 classes will be on Monday, April 18th from 2 pm to midnight. Beginning Wednesday, April 6, students will be able to view their registration bars and access times, and other information on their Registration Information Sheet (RIS).
Please make sure to clear all advising and other bars prior to April 18th. If these bars are not cleared, you will not be able to register for classes. In the past, there have been instances in which students registered with SSD have not had advising bars, even if required by their major. This was in error. If your major requires advising, you must meet with an advisor within your department to have your advising bar cleared prior to registering for classes. If you are not sure if this applies to you, please contact your college.
In addition, if students have not updated their Emergency Contact information with the University they may be barred from registering. This will be designated as a “Dean of Students (D) Type E” bar and can be resolved by going to UT Direct at <https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/student/emergency_contact/> and entering the necessary information.
Graduate and Law students typically register earlier in the day on the 18th (from 8-10 am). If you are not sure of your registration time and/or are in a professional school, please check online or ask your department/school.
If you are approved for Priority Registration as an accommodation, have no bars and you do not see the Priority Registration time slot on your Registration Information Sheet (RIS) you MUST email your Disabilities Coordinator before Wednesday, April 13th at 12:00 pm. Upon receiving your email, they will take the necessary steps to fix this problem with the Registrar.
Registration Information Sheet: http://registrar.utexas.edu/students/registration/before/ris
Be sure to select the semester for which you are registering (Summer 2016 or Fall 2016). Do not select the current semester (Spring 2016) as registration for this semester has already taken place.