Assigned classrooms may be relocated by City College, if necessary, for students who are qualified individuals with mobility or health-related disabilities. The location of a class may be moved to provide access if barriers prevent students with such disabilities from attending class in the assigned classroom.
- Classes will NOT be relocated if moving the class to an alternate location would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of the academic program, or an undue financial and administrative burden for the College; or
- If an alternate section or sections of the class in question are also offered at accessible locations; or
- If the College can provide special equipment and/or furniture to alleviate any need for relocation of the classroom.
If you are a qualified individual with a mobility or health-related disability, who encounters a barrier to access in your classroom, you should notify the instructor of the class, or a counselor at the Disabled Students Program and Services (DSPS), at (415) 452-5481 or the Dean of the Center you are attending.
A completed Class Relocation form must be submitted to DSPS or the Dean of the Center the student is attending, if other than the Ocean Campus.
All requests to relocate a class must be made in writing. Class Relocation forms are available from the Center Deans, DSPS or Online: Use the form at the top of this page. Before submitting your request, please read the following.
Class relocation requests will impact the faculty and the other students who register for the class in question. Thus, students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to consider their disability access needs before scheduling their classes.
All students may check the On-line Class Schedule at /Schedule to review information regarding the access features, and/or usability of City College classrooms. Clicking on the footnote or room number of the classroom will link you to the accessibility information. If you need assistance with this feature, contact DSPS at (415) 452-5481 to obtain this information.
City College encourages all students with disabilities to check the locations of all alternate sections of the courses desired to see which classroom best meets your accessibility needs before you finalize your schedule. You may contact DSPS at (415) 452-5481 at any time if you have any questions or concerns about the accessibility of a particular classroom.
It is the student’s responsibility to attend the first class. Any student unable to attend the first class must notify the instructor. Students who do not contact the instructor may be dropped from class. If you find you have any difficulty accessing your classroom, you may make a request that the class be relocated.
Please note: Students cannot request specific classrooms.
DSPS Students with disabilities who register with the DSPS are eligible to receive priority registration. Priority registration permits DSPS students to register for classes during the two days BEFORE the general student body. Students are strongly encouraged to use priority registration procedures to arrange a schedule of classes that meets their disability needs and avoids barriers to access.
If you are a student with a disability, and you have not already done so, please:
Register with Disabled Student Programs and Services in the Rosenberg Library, Room 323 - (415) 452-5481, or John Adams Center DSPS at (415) 561-1001, meet with a DSPS Counselor, and provide medical documentation of a disability.
The DSPS, instructor or Center Dean may assist by:
- Facilitating a transfer into a different section
- Removing barriers to access
- Moving the class to a classroom that is accessible to you
When DSPS receives a Classroom Relocation Request, DSPS will contact the student to discuss their disability access needs. The student may have to provide medical verification of disability. The DSPS Accommodations Specialist and/or DSPS Counselor will then evaluate classroom accessibility and work with the student in finding a solution to the reported access barrier.
If it is determined that classroom relocation is necessary, the DSPS Accommodations Specialist or DSPS Counselor will collaborate with the Office of Instruction to relocate the class. Only the Office of Instruction has the authority to relocate a class.
If the class is relocated, the student will be notified of the new location. If relocating the class is not possible because it will result in a fundamental alteration of the academic program or an undue financial or administrative burden for the College, the DSPS Accommodations Specialist, DSPS Counselor or Center Dean will discuss alternative solutions with the student.
All relocation requests are handled on a case-by-case basis, but the College will make every effort to consider and respond to all such requests within 10 Instructional days, or within the first 5 scheduled classes, whichever is sooner.