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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 Monday-Thursday from 8am - 5pm and Fridays 8am - 12pm. 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


  • Fall 2020 Accommodations Deadline for students: June 8, 2020
    • We will still process applications after June 8, 2020. Please keep in mind that application and documentation review can take up to 15 business days after paperwork is submitted.
    • Visit our Getting Started page for information about how to apply.
  • Housing Accommodation Request Deadline for incoming students: June 19, 2020

Resources for Online Classes

Exam/Quiz Accommodation Guide

Notetaking Accommodation Guide

Learning Strategies for Online Courses

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