The Spring 2020 semester is almost over but before you finish classes we have some important reminders and exciting opportunities to share with you!
UT’s First Ever Disability Graduation!
We are so excited to be hosting Disability Graduation for the first time! Disability Graduation will consist of a Virtual Ceremony and social media celebration.
Graduates: if you want to be featured in the graduate slideshow, please complete this form by May 6th (you will need to login with your gmail/utexas account). You will be asked to upload a photo in your graduation regalia, or any other photo you choose, information about your degree and a message or quote
For details on how to participate in Disability Graduate click here.
SSD End of the Year Survey
Each year SSD asks for student feedback on your experience working with our office and receiving accommodations at UT. This year your input is especially important so please complete the survey here. It should take about 10 minutes and your responses will be used to identify areas for improvement in our office and across campus.
SSD Appreciation Awards
It’s time to nominate a faculty or staff member who has had a positive impact on your semester! We will need their name, department and a short description of how they have made a difference for you this semester. Deadline is May 18th.
More information and the nomination form is available here.
May 8th: Last Day of Class
May 29th: Deadline to Q-Drop, Withdraw or cange to Pass/Fail
Q Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines
Students have until Friday, May 29th to Q-drop a course, to withdraw with a W, or to change a course to Pass/Fail. All these actions must be initiated through your college, not through SSD. All Q-drops will be treated as “substantive, non-academic course drops,” which means that they will not count against the maximum of six allowed Qs. Students are required to speak with their academic advisor in their college before taking any action.
disABILITY Advocacy Student Coalition
SSD’s student organization, DASC has created the Virtual DisConnections program. It’s base is a GroupMe and they host a weekly fiction book club, academic book club, game night, and movie night, with all content revolving around disability and inclusion. If you would like to join Virtual DisConnections, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Government Disabilities and Inclusion Agency
The DIA has put together a campaign called AccessibiliUT advocating for changes to make classes more accessible. You can read or sign their petition here
Graduating and wondering… what’s next? Students starting the job search amid Coronavirus may be concerned about a decrease in job opportunities or having to go through a virtual interview process. AbilityLinks is a resource for disability-inclusive employers to post current job openings and opportunities, Check out the SSD Website for additional employment and career resources!