Identifying Your Needs
Please begin the interactive process by completing the Special Needs Identification Form
. Please send completed forms to:
Lynn Waldman, Director of Academic Support and Disability Services
101A Lathrop Hall, Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
Please keep in mind that policies and practices may be quite different from what you experienced in high school or another institution you attended previously. We welcome your questions pertaining to what constitutes appropriate documentation, possible accommodations and services, confidentiality, or any other matters of interest or concern.
Housing and Dining Needs
For information, along with a form for requesting special accommodations for housing or dining, please view the special accommodations
Seeking help early and learning to communicate with faculty and advisers about your needs are essential to your success and satisfaction with your college experience. Expect to meet with your professors at the beginning of each semester to discuss accommodations you may need in your courses. On a case-by-case basis, we provide services in support of academic work such as assistance with note takers and assistive technology.
If you have received a recommendation for an assistance animal (therapy or emotional support animal) from a healthcare or mental health professional and are considering making a request to have an animal on campus as a residential accommodation, please contact Lynn Waldman to learn about the review/approval process.