Temporary Medical Conditions

Students are encouraged to contact instructors directly to report an absence resulting from a temporary medical condition. Students in AS&E may request that formal notification of an absence due to a hospitalization or other medical event, such as a concussion, be sent to their instructors by emailing cascas@ur.rochester.edu.

In some circumstances, the Office of Disability Resources may be able to offer services similar to those afforded to students with permanent disability eligibilities. Students and instructors are welcome to contact us if they anticipate needing assistance. Qualifying conditions may include broken limbs, hand injuries, concussion, and short-term limitations following surgery or medical procedures. Note: this assistance does not extend to short-term illnesses such as the flu or allergic rhinitis.

Depending upon the nature and severity and when in the semester an injury occurs, students may need to consider incomplete contracts or medical leave. In these instances, we refer the student to consult with a professional adviser.

Students wishing to pursue Disability Resources’ assistance due to a temporary medical condition should:

  1. Complete our online application 
  2. Request an appointment
  3. Submit doctors’ notes (it is not necessary to wait for a letter from your physician or a discharge summary before contacting us)

An access coordinator will conduct an individualized review of the circumstances and any available medical documentation in order to advise the student, as well as instructors, of services found within the Office of Disability Resources and supports offered in collaboration with partner student service offices.

Pregnancy & Parenting

Students requesting supportive measures for pregnancy or parenting should review the information under "Pregnant and Parenting" on the Title IX Explained webpage, and reach out to Title IX staff at titleix@rochester.edu. Title IX requires a school to provide the same special services to a pregnant student that it provides to students with temporary medical conditions. For more information from the US Department of Education, visit: The Office for Civil Rights: Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students.  

Parking & Transportation

Students requesting parking-related accommodations or transportation around campus should follow the instructions on the Parking website.