Wrapping Up Spring 2018
We’ve reached the last week of class for the spring 2018! We know it’s a busy time of year but take a few minutes to read below for some important information you don’t want to miss!
Friday May 4th: Medical Withdrawal and One Time Exception (OTE) Deadline
Last day to submit a completed medical withdrawal application to SSD or use your OTE through your college.
SSD End of the Year Survey
At the end of each year SSD asks for your feedback to help us improve the way we work with students. Please let us know how we can better support you as a student with a disability at UT! SSD End of the Year Survey
Students who complete the ten minute survey have the option of entering in a drawing to win a UT baseball hat or a BeVocal t-shirt!
The survey will remain open until Friday May 31st. Your feedback is important to us!
If you will be graduating in May, congratulations!! We hope you are proud of your accomplishment of earning your degree from UT! **If you will be participating in any graduation ceremonies make sure you request any accommodations you will need to participate in your commencement ceremony: Disability Services for Graduates.**
SSD will be inactivating your file after you graduate and your file will be kept according to our record retention policy. You can find more information online at SSD’s Reactivation and Maintenance of Records .
SSD Staff Changes
Jean Johnson, one of SSD’s Administrative Associates who worked at the front desk, has retired from SSD. If you would like to send her well wishes or express your appreciation for her work with SSD you may send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org .
SSD has been approved for new staff positions and will be hiring over the summer! Stay tuned for updates about how the SSD staff is growing!
SSD Appreciation Awards
Have you had a great experience with a faculty or staff member this semester? Want to thank them for making positive difference in your semester? A great way to do that is by submitting a nomination for an SSD Appreciation Award!
Nominations must be submitted online by May 16th. You will need to include the individual’s full name, department and a few sentences explaining how he/she has positively impacted your semester at the University of Texas at Austin.
For more information about the appreciation awards and to see a list of past recipients visit our website .
Lois Ford LaBauve Scholarship
SSD awards this scholarship for students with a disability that pertains to vision or reading ability. More information and application here: SSD Scholarships
Take Care of Yourself and Finish Strong!
Research shows that self-care helps to keep you healthy, helps you recharge and improves your overall well-being. As you head into finals, check out these easy ideas from CMHC and find a few to try for yourself!