Establish an Accommodation Plan

If you are a UMKC student with a documented need for accomodations, the office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) can help.

As a new or currently enrolled student at UMKC, you may establish an accommodation plan with us. There are four steps to this process.

  1. Review the guidelines for documenting your accessibility needs.
  2. Go to RooAccess online application. Log in using your UMKC username (SSO) and password.
  3. Complete the application, include your student ID number, and then click the submit application button. Afterwards, you will be asked to upload your documentation, and then click submit.
  4. We will contact you within 3 business days to set up an accommodation planning meeting.

Housing Accommodations

If you are seeking housing accommodations because of an accessibility need, please complete the following.

  1. You should request housing accommodations soon after submitting your housing contract.
  2. Review the guidelines for documenting your accessibility need
  3. Log in to the Housing Accommodation Application using your UMKC username (SSO) and password.
  4. Complete the application and upload and submit your documentation.
  5. You will be contacted within 3 business days to set up a meeting to finalize the process.

Emotional Support Animals in Campus Housing

If you are seeking to keep an emotional support animal in campus housing, you must complete the following steps in addition to the housing accommodation steps mentioned above.

  1. Review the Emotional Support Animal in Residential Life Policy (PDF).
  2. Go to RooAccess online application. Log in using your UMKC username (SSO) and password. 
  3. Upload the completed Emotional Support Animal Application and medical documentation. The documentation must come from a qualified evaluator who has observed you with the emotional support animal.

If you have a trained service animal please refer to the UMKC Service Animal and Pet Policy.

Dietary Accommodations

If you are seeking dietary accommodations, please establish an accommodation plan. In most cases, we can accommodate your accessibility-related dietary needs. It is exceedingly rare for us to excuse a student from participation in the UMKC Meal Plan due to an accessibility need.

For more information visit the UMKC Dining Services Dietitian.

Testing Accommodations

If testing accommodations are part of your accommodation plan, there are several steps to take. 

  1. Use RooAccess to send out your faculty notification letters.
  2. Contact your faculty and ask how they would like to arrange exam accommodations.
  3. If the faculty wants you to take your exams at the Student Accessibility Services office, you will need to make a request for each exam.

We encourage you to submit your exam requests as soon as the semester starts, using the dates provided in your course syllabus. This includes final exams. SAS requires 10 business days to schedule an exam or quiz. Due to limited capacity, final exams require 21 days advance notice. 

Testing Accommodation Policy (PDF)