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  • Temporary disabilities/injuries

    Individuals with impairments expected to last less than three months can be considered to have a temporary disability. We encourage students to contact our office and meet with a DRS advisor so we  can assist with information regarding academic needs and physical access. Temporary disabilities can include but are not limited to concussions, broken limbs, or post-surgical procedures. All temporary disabilities are handled on a case-by-case basis so accommodations may not always be available. 


    Equipment Rental

    DRS has a wheelchair and a knee scooter available for short term rental use.  If you are interested, please call the DRS office at 608-785-6900 for more information.  This is only available for UWL students with a temporary disability.  There is no charge for the rental.


    Contact your course instructor so he/she is aware of the temporary disability. He/she can provide you with accommodations upon their approval.


     For a temporary medical condition, a handicapped parking sticker can be obtained through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation located at 9477 HWY 16 East in Onalaska. For more information please call the local DMV at 608-264-7447. The hours of operation are:


    • Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: Closed

    Residence Life

     If residence hall accessibility is needed, contact the Office of Residence Life in Eagle Hall at 608.785.8075. 

    Student Life

     If an extended absence notification (more than one week) or withdrawal from the university, including medical withdrawal, is needed, contact the Student Life Office located in 149 Main Hall at 608.785.8062.