Accommodations

The scope of accommodations provided by PLNU is based on official medical documentation and availability of campus resources. In general, an accommodation is a change in the academic/non-academic environment to provide equal opportunity for accessibility. The nature of the accommodation is considered on an individual basis and recommendations from the submitted documentation are taken into consideration.  Accommodations are to be reasonable, not impose an undue hardship on the operation of the program, and not fundamentally alter the academic and technical programming standards. Accommodations, such as peer note-takers, are not in lieu of classroom attendance and participation. In compliance with university policy, students with disabilities may be eligible for one or more of the following:

Academic accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Electronic Textbooks
  • Exams: Alternative Environment
  • Exams: Time Extensions
  • Note-taking Services
  • Reader Services
  • Recording Lectures
  • Language Course Substitutions
  • Assistive Technology
  • Scribe
  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Braille

Dietary Accommodations

Our campus dining facilities are equipped and dedicated to providing safe, healthy, and delicious options for students who have food sensitivities/intolerances/allergies, Celiac disease, and other dietary needs. Dining managers and chefs are certified through the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness Great Kitchens© program to accommodate a gluten-free diet.

To get started:

  1. Submit current medical documentation (Provider Form) related to your dietary needs.
  2. Schedule an appointment with the Registered Dietitian by emailing  the EAC  at EAC@pointloma.edu.
  3. You are encouraged to learn more about managing your food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances by visiting the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) website.

Housing Accommodations

  1. All housing accommodations requests, whether current students or incoming, are considered on a case-by- case basis and are rank ordered based on student medical needs and  availability, Housing on campus is limited and we cannot, unfortunately, accommodate preferences. Rather, rooms are assigned based on medically-documented need for students with housing accommodations.
  2. For continuing student requests for disability-related housing, accommodations must be medically documented (Provider Form) and submitted to the EAC for review by February 15th for Fall semester placement and by October 23rd for Spring semester.
  3. Newly admitted students must make housing accommodation requests in writing  prior to May 15th.
  4. Service or Emotional Support Animals

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