The DRC provided a variety of accommodations and advocacy for students throughout the pandemic. As we welcome students back to our traditional in-person campus instruction and activities, the DRC remains available to assist students eligible for COVID-19 related accommodations.
Please visit the University’s COVID-19 Information page to remain up-to-date with the most recent information, statistics, and policies. Be sure to complete Hawk Check if you test positive, become symptomatic, or are exposed (prolonged, direct contact within 6 ft) to COVID-19.
As the pandemic may have caused a variety of emotional, medical, financial, and other personal stressors and reactions, we encourage anyone experiencing difficulties to contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) or your off-campus mental health provider for further assistance.
The DRC will assist in coordinating reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students with a medical condition that places the student at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 as determined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
To register for accommodations due to an ‘at risk’ medical condition, please complete an Application and upload supporting documentation using the DRC’s online system called AIM. The DRC will contact the student via email to schedule an appointment and discuss the request further. While awaiting an appointment with the DRC, the student should also contact his/her Advisor to discuss additional course options that may include: fully remote course/sections, course substitutions, or course deferments.
The application and documentation required to request ‘at risk’ accommodations must be completed in AIM no less than 7 days/one week prior to the start of the semester. Please see Documentation Guidelines to determine documentation requirements.
Montclair State University is committed to the safety of our campus community amidst the current pandemic. In accordance with recommendations and mandates from the World Health Organization, State of New Jersey, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the University’s COVID-19 policies and protocols contain various safeguards to reduce the rate of transmission of COVID-19. One component of these plans is the University’s Policy on Face Masks and Face Coverings, which requires anyone who enters a University facility to wear a multi-layer face covering over the nose and mouth. This face covering must be worn in all interior spaces (unless the wearer is alone in a single/private room), and in crowded outdoor spaces when maintaining 6 feet of distance between other people is not possible.
Students who are unable to wear a face covering due to a disability should complete an Application and upload supporting documentation regarding their chronic medical or mental health condition to the DRC using an online platform called AIM. The DRC will review requests and contact students within 2 business days (Monday-Friday). Please note that due to the highly contagious nature of COVID-19, reasonable accommodations may include remote participation in instruction and activities, or permitting frequent breaks to remove the face covering outside when social distancing can be maintained.
Please Note: Requests for remote instruction must be made no less than 7 days/one week prior to the start of the semester and are subject to the appropriateness of the objective and design of the course or activity. Not wearing the type of face covering required by the University’s Policy on Face Masks and Face Coverings during in-person instruction or University activities would not be permitted as a reasonable accommodation.
The DRC also encourages students to contact their Advisor and view the schedule of classes to discuss course options created for remote participation to address their concerns, whenever possible.
We understand online instruction may cause concern. The DRC encourages students who receive accommodations in online courses to communicate with their instructors as soon as possible to understand how the change in instructional delivery may impact their accommodations. The DRC will provide faculty with tools to assist in the creation of accessible content and instruction; however, if you experience any challenges or limitations of access, please notify the DRC immediately.
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