Since March 16, 2020, the Office of Educational Support and Disability Services (ESDS) has been teleworking in adherence with UMB policy. Services will continue to be available to students through ESDS, including but not limited to: access to academic accommodations, initial meetings, consultations, and academic coaching services. The Testing Center, located on the lower level of the SMC, will be available from Monday through Friday 8am to 6:30pm during Fall 2021.

Beginning August 1, 2021, at least two staff members will be available on campus each weekday.

The ESDS office is now located in the SMC Campus Center, Suite 304

You may contact ESDS regarding any questions or concerns by contacting the office by phone (410-706-5889) or email at Please check for updates from the University. We will update you on changes to ESDS operations after receiving additional guidance from the University.

The Office of Educational Support and Disability Services (ESDS) coordinates services to assist students with disabilities in obtaining reasonable accommodations through an interactive process involving the student and the school.


Students Requesting Spring 2022 Academic Accommodations: Submit Request

Student Note Takers:  Submit your Spring 2022 Schedule

ESDS office will be closed on the following day(s):

Friday, December 24th, 2021

Monday, December 27th, 2021

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

Thursday, December 30th, 2021

Friday, December 31st, 2021


What is Coaching?

Coaching assists individuals in their personal and professional growth through the development of realistic and relevant goals.  

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Upcoming Events

We have many events over the course of the academic year to assist with time management and disability awareness.



Police/Emergency Communication For Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students

Police emergency center - TTD/TTY number is 410-706-3416.

Deaf Addiction Services at Maryland Department of Psychiatry, Public Safety offers the deaf community a tool to contact the police using their face-2-face app on their phone (apps such as P3 Mobile, ntouch, Convo) to contact an Interpreter to then contact 410-706-3333 which is UP Public Safety emergency line. 

An email address is to communicate to the police dispatchers.