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Disability Support Services

New DSS Student Orientation Fall 2023

DSS is proud to announce our New DSS Student Orientation for incoming Fall 2023 students on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, 10:00am-12:00pm via Zoom.  This is a great opportunity for new students to meet the DSS faculty and staff on all three campuses, learn about the services offered, and learn how to effectively communicate and manage the accommodations and services at the college level.  This event is intended to supplement the New Student Orientation that is required for all new, degree-seeking students.   Please RSVPnew window for the event to receive a link.  Please RSVPnew window no later than Tuesday, August 22, 2023.
Topics covered will include (but are not limited to):

  • What resources are available to you
  • How to request accommodations
  • How to share your accommodation letter with your professor
  • How to connect with tutoring

For disability related accommodations for New DSS Student Orientation, please contact DSS or 240-567-5058 no later than August 16, 2023.

Partial Elevator Outage - Rockville Campus, Student Services Building, Elevator 2
Elevator 2 is out of service in the Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Student Services Center (SV) at the Rockville campus.  We do not know an estimated time of restoration.  Elevator 1 is still in service.
Map of accessibility routes around the campus center building closure.
Extended Building Closure - Rockville Campus, Campus Center Building
The Campus Center Building at the Rockville Campus will be closed during summer of 2023.  Please see the attached map for access routes around the closure area.  The cafeteria will be closed. WDCE has temporarily relocated to the South Campus Instructional Building (SB).  Rockville students needing textbooks over the summer will need to order online and select to have their materials shipped to them or choose curb-side pickup which will be in parking lot 4.
Extended Sidewalk Closure - Rockville Campus
On Friday, January 27, 2023 work was started on the sidewalk between the Physical Education (PE) and Theater Arts (TA) buildings which caused a complete closure of the sidewalk in that area.  This area is fenced off for safety purposes during the work process, which will be for an extended period of time (several months). More details and a map showing pedestrian access are available herenew window. Please contact the Rockville Facilities Help Desknew window for any questions.

Welcome to the MC Office of Disability Support Services (DSS). Montgomery College is committed to radical inclusion and creating learning environments that are accessible and inclusive for all students, including those with disabilities. Accessibility is not only required by law; it is the right and smart thing to do.

DSS leads the effort to promote full participation and equal access to educational opportunities, programs and campus activities. DSS provides accommodations and support services for students with disabilities and educates the larger College community on disability related issues. When we celebrate and empower diversity at Montgomery College, we recognize and value disability as a distinct aspect of our diverse community.

DSS also ensures that the College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act 2009 as Amended, in a partnership with students, faculty, and staff to identify and remove barriers so MC's campuses, programs and course are accessible and inclusive.

Students self-identify and are encouraged to contact DSS as soon as possible after admission to the College.

Disability Support Services (DSS) works with students with disabilities such as:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Attention-deficit disorder (ADHD/ADD)
  • Mental health disabilities
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Brain injuries
  • Physical/mobility and medical disabilities
  • Vision and hearing impairments
  • Temporary disabilities or concerns

DSS Office Locations and Contacts