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 in a limited capacity beginning summer 2021. 

Beginning June 1, 2021, one staff member will be available on campus each weekday.

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

The ESDS office will now be located in the SMC Campus Center, Suite 302

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.

Due to working remotely, we currently do not have access to fax or mail. Please submit documentation through our online form or email to

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 Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 Academic Accommodations: Submit Request

Student Note Takers:  Submit your Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 Schedule

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

Monday, May 31st, 2021

Friday, June 18th, 2021

Monday, July 5th, 2021


*The in-person office is curently closed. Please contact to visit us virtually or over the phone.*

ESDS will begin our phased return per the Return to Campus Plan on June 1st, 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.