DSR Orientation

Meeting with a DSR Program Advisor

DSR Orientation

When you are ready to request accommodations while at GVSU, the first step is registering with DSR at the following link DSR Registration. You may submit and upload documentation as you are completing your online DSR registration, or you may choose to email it to us. Once our office receives your application, we will contact you to schedule your first appointment. During this appointment, you will participate in an interactive discussion and review of your documentation of a disability with a DSR advisor.

This meeting may take up to an hour; however, we invite you to have a list of questions ready to be answered in preparation for the appointment. You must have documentation that supports your request for accommodations. However, if you do not have it during the appointment, that is fine. The discussion can occur, and we will give you time to gather the information needed. A DSR advisor can direct you to the forms on our website that you may conveniently utilize for clarification and documentation for a disability.

The appointment covers the policies and procedures that the DSR office adheres to and the requests being made for accommodations. We also send you the documents we use in our office, i.e., testing information, recording agreements instructions for utilizing adaptive technology.

If you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment in-person, virtually, or by phone, please call the DSR office at (616) 331-2490 or email us at dsrgvsu@gvsu.edu.

Our office will be available for appointments throughout the summer, including drop-ins. DSR will be attending the morning Orientation Resource Fair in the Henry Hall Atrium from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. to answer general questions.

One-on-one consultation hours on orientation days will be in the Henry Hall computer lab, room 113 (first room on your right) from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and in the Blue Connection building, room 215 ( 2nd floor) until 5:00 p.m. Our expert DSR advisors will work with you to ensure you are ready to begin your academic journey as a Laker. 

A picture of the Blue Connection front entrance.

Support Throughout the Academic Year

  • Now that your accommodations are in place, your DSR advisor is still here to help you, answer questions and guide you toward success.
  • Weekly, bi-weekly or monthly appointments are available to check in with us. 
  • DSR can help you learning skills, organization or time management skills.
  • DSR can help you with career exploration and career readiness.
  • If you need assistance with assistive technology, there is an assistive technology coordinator on staff that you work with you.

Requesting DSR Accommodations

Requesting DSR Accommodations Video

Meeting with the DSR Advisor

Meeting with the DSR Advisor



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