OARS Registration Form

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Welcome to OARS!

Before you begin, please read this:

We at the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS) are so glad you are here. Please fill out this form to begin the process of requesting accommodations. 

Important Information:

1. Please note that this form cannot be saved as a draft. If you need more time to review your answers, we recommend that you draft your answers in a separate document.

2. This form is for enrolled Hampshire College students who have never registered with OARS before. This form can only be used once.

3. If you already have current or past accommodations requests on file with our office, you will instead use the Additional Accommodation Request Form by logging into the OARS Portal with your Hampshire login and password. If you see an error when submitting the form on this page, you need to use the OARS Portal instead.

4. Please note: all cases are carefully reviewed by OARS staff in alignment with federal and state laws. Your request and any supporting documentation you choose to submit will receive initial review within ten (10) business days, with occasional extended processing time during the busiest times of year. Please plan to submit your accommodation request in advance whenever possible. The OARS office may follow up with a request for an intake meeting.

4. Please be sure to check your Hampshire College email for updates and requests for additional information or meetings necessary to participate in the interactive process for accommodations.

Interactive Process

1. The process of requesting accommodations is interactive and specific to your access needs and requests.

2. Our most valued source of information is the student's own description of their accessibility needs and how an accommodations request relates to these needs. You may also choose to upload additional supporting documentation from a care provider or previous educational record.

2. Please consult our Forms Library for helpful forms, and review our Documentation Guidelines for more information if submitting documentation from a care provider.

3. Please carefully check your Hampshire College email for information on next steps to continue the interactive process of registering for accommodations, including an intake meeting or request to upload additional documentation. After submitting this form, you can access your account on the OARS Portal .

4. You are welcome to submit a request even without supporting documentation, and please plan to participate in a follow-up intake meeting with OARS staff. We are eager to work with any student who would like more information about available supports and resources.

If you have any questions about the form or the accommodations process, please contact oars@hampshire.edu or call 413-559-6277

To update your preferred name in Hampshire's central directory, go to https://directory.hampshire.edu.

Please use your Hampshire issued email
Privacy of Records Required

Do you grant the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services permission to discuss your needs and requests with your parent or guardian?

Would you like to request housing accommodations? Required
Would you like to request dining accommodations?Required
Would you like to request academic accommodations?Required
Would you like to request transportation accommodations? Required
Would you like to request campus access accommodations?Required

(e.g. Mailroom, Parking, Buildings)

Would you like to request an Emotional Support Animal or register a Service Animal?Required
Supporting Documentation

Please upload your supporting medical documentation related to your accommodations request. Guidelines for accepted documentation and helpful forms can be found in the [OARS Forms Library]

I understand the following: Required

I may submit this form without full documentation to begin the request process, and I will need to submit documentation to complete my accommodations review.