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Student Disability Services

The University of San Francisco is committed to the full participation of all students. Student Disability Services (SDS) recognizes disability as a valued aspect of diversity and works to facilitate equal access and an inclusive environment for students with disabilities.

Our Accommodations

The university offers many services to its students with disabilities. Student Disability Services (SDS) arranges these accommodations on an individual basis for each eligible student during the intake/eligibility process.

Admissions and Registration

Pre-admission counseling, new student orientation, and priority registration and scheduling.


Academic guidance, alternative testing, auxiliary aides and services, alternative formats for printed material, and assistive technology.

Campus Life

Residential accommodations, transportation and parking services, referral and liaison services and outside agencies, and information and referral source to all various university and community programs and services.

Transition Smoothly from
High School to College

You need a college that fits your needs. Student Disability Services (SDS) will work with you to create a fully integrated university experience that ensures equal access to all areas of academic and student life.

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Darwin Velasquez '17

Darwin Velasquez '17

International Studies, BA

A Supportive Community

I was born blind and have limited eyesight. USF has a supportive community to help students with disabilities thrive academically. My professors went above and beyond to make class materials easily accessible.”

Darwin Velasquez '17

International Studies, BA

Meet Haben Girma

Disability rights activist Haben Girma visited USF to chat about disability justice, universal access, and intersectionality.

Haben Girma at USF

Have Crutches, Will Travel

Antonia DeMichiel MA ’20 takes Jesuit values wherever she goes.

Antonia DeMichiel on the jobsite in Senegal

Already Enrolled?

Find more information about Student Disability Services available for current students, faculty, and staff on myUSF.

Student Disability Services

2130 Fulton St.
Gleeson LL 20
San Francisco, CA 94118

Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.