Disability Resource Center

DePaolo Hall

Welcome to the Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) assists in meeting the educational needs for students with documented disabilities by providing equal access to all programs and services offered by the University.

Announcements & Events

Enroll with the DRC

If you need accommodations and support based on a documented disability, whether temporary or permanent, you are required to enroll with the DRC.  Follow the steps below to complete enrollment.
  1. Student Portal: Log in to the DRC Student Portal using your UNCW email and password.
  2. Pre-Enrollment Registration: Complete the online "Pre-Enrollment Registration" form and upload recent evaluations or documentation.
    • DRC staff will review your submitted information within five business days (not including holidays).
      • Insufficient or incomplete documentation may delay your review.
    • Following the review, you will receive an email either asking you to provide additional information or asking you to continue to Step 3: Schedule an Enrollment Meeting.
  3. Schedule an Enrollment Meeting: Once you receive your email to schedule a meeting, log on to the DRC Student Portal and select "Schedule an Appointment." During this meeting we will discuss your accommodations and other supports available to you at UNCW.
    • Meetings are held on Zoom (link will be sent to your UNCW email address prior to your scheduled appointment) in-person in DePaolo Hall.
    • You are not considered enrolled with the DRC until you complete your enrollment meeting.

Virtual Hours & Walk-Ins

Virtual Hours and Walk-Ins are reserved for questions or concerns that will take 15 minutes or fewer to resolve.  Students, faculty, and staff who are interested in learning more about the DRC are encouraged to visit during these times. Neither virtual hours nor walk-ins are used for completing enrollment with the DRC or revisiting accommodations. 

  • Enrolled students are encouraged to schedule a meeting through the DRC Student Portal.
  • Virtual Hours and Walk-Ins are not available on UNCW recognized holidays and closures.

Virtual Hours: Mondays & Thursdays

Virtual hours are available on a first come, first serve basis. Visitors will be held in a virtual waiting room and will be "let in" in the order they arrived in the waiting room.  Virtual hours are subject to staff availability.

  • Mondays 1:00 - 2:00 PM (last entry is 1:50 PM)
  • Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00 AM (last entry is 10:50 AM)

Zoom Virtual Hour Link

Walk-Ins

  • We are unable to guarantee a staff member will be available for walk-ins.
    • If staff are not available, you should email your question(s) to DRC@uncw.edu
    • DRC staff will respond within 24 business hours.
  • Staff may ask you to wear a mask and social distance while in their personal office spaces.

 

Scheduling an appointment through the DRC Student Portal is encouraged for those students already enrolled with the DRC.
  • We are happy to answer any questions you may have. However, please note we can not guarantee a staff member will be available when you come in.
  • If a DRC staff member is NOT available, you will be able to submit your question(s) via an online form while in the DRC office. A DRC staff member will contact you within 24 business hours.
  • Walk-Ins are not used for completing enrollment with the DRC or to revisit accommodations.
  • Staff may ask you to wear a mask and social distance while in their personal office spaces.

Common Walk-In Requests

Enrolled Students
  • Questions/concerns that will take 15 minutes or fewer to resolve.
  • Questions about your current accommodations.  This is NOT for adding accommodations.  To revisit your accommodations, please schedule a meeting through the DRC Student Portal.
  • Guidance on self-advocacy.
  • For longer meetings, enrolled students are encouraged to schedule an appointment through the DRC Student Portal.
Students Interested in Enrolling with the DRC
  • Information on how to register for services
  • Learn about services offered by the DRC

 


If you experience difficulty accessing any information on the DRC website, please contact the DRC for assistance.
Phone: 910.962.7555
TTY: 800.735.2962
Email: DRC@uncw.edu