Temporary Medical Conditions
Georgetown University recognizes that individuals with temporary medical conditions that do not qualify for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 504 may nevertheless benefit from access to services, resources, and course or co-curricular modifications. Examples of such temporary conditions may include, but are not limited to, broken limbs, hand injuries, concussions, or a virus such as mononucleosis. Although post-secondary institutions are not required by law to accommodate students with these types of temporary conditions, it is Georgetown University’s general practice to facilitate reasonable modifications on a short-term basis.
Students who need assistance for a temporary medical condition (i.e. of less than one semester) should complete the Registration Form. The student might be asked to submit documentation from a treating clinician that includes a short explanation of the diagnosis, resulting physical or cognitive limitations, prognosis for recovery and estimated duration of the illness or injury. Students whose illnesses or injuries are expected to last longer than one semester should register with Accessibility Services for disability accommodations.
Students navigating temporary medical conditions that impact their ability to access the buildings in which they live or work and who cannot access another form of transportation may submit documentation from a provider that supports a request for access to parking by indicating:
- a description of the functional limitations as they relate to the major life activity that is impacted by the student’s disability or disabilities, and
- a direct link between the functional limitations associated with the student’s disability and the request for access to parking.
A student with a state-issued disability permit must visit the Parking & Transportation Office in McDonough Suite 154 to register their car and retrieve a hangtag. The Law Center does not provide transportation for students to get to class once they are on campus. Students with mobility impairments may consider purchasing or renting a personal mobility device to help them navigate campus.
Georgetown University does not provide personalized transportation service to students who have sustained leg injuries or are immobile. Georgetown University Transportation Shuttles (GUTS) are ADA accessible and equipped with wheelchair lifts. Please contact the Office of Transportation Management to ensure accessibility requirements are met for contracted buses. Students may contact the Department of Public Safety (visit the security desk on the second floor of McDonough or call 202.662.9325) to request a wheelchair accessible shopping shuttle.