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In response to the COVID-19 virus, the university has deployed multiple forms of virus-prevention protocols, and we are practicing social distancing and limited public interactions. Our staff are operating remotely and our hours are now Monday-Friday from 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 4 pm. While our office is closed for face-to-face interactions, we are available to answer your questions via email and phone.

The best way to contact us is by emailing We are monitoring this email account regularly, and will respond as quickly as possible. We will also be checking messages left via voicemail at 540-568-6705 as we are able.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we nagivate this new environment together.

- ODS Staff

Resources for Online Classes

Exam/Quiz Accommodation Guide

Notetaking Accommodation Guide

Learning Strategies for Online Courses



  • Spring 2020 Accommodations Deadline for current students: April 10, 2020
    • Visit our Getting Started page for information about how to apply.
    • Applications and documentation will still be received after April 10, 2020, but accommodations will begin during the Summer 2020 semester or Fall 2020 semester.
  • Housing Accommodation Request Deadline for incoming students: June 19, 2020

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