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Summer Transition Program

Students conversingStudent Accessibility Services invites incoming students with documented disabilities to attend the Summer Transition Program, which will take place Tuesday, August 22 to Thursday, August 24, 2017. Students who have previously attended these workshops feel better prepared and are more successful in those first few months of university.

In addition to providing an opportunity to meet other new students, this workshop will help you: 

  • Understand the real differences between high school or college and university.
  • Learn about self-advocacy and how to use your strengths.
  • Get your campus ID and computer.
  • Learn to use software you will use every day.
  • Learn tried-and-true strategies to make the most of your university experience.
  • Meet key staff who will provide academic and learning support.
  • Become familiar with the campus. 
  • Make new friends and have lots of fun.


  • Date: Tuesday, August 21 to Thursday, August 23, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. start each day. Tuesday and Wednesday academic and social programs end by 8 p.m., and Thursday ends by 4 p.m. 
  • Cost: Free to all students who are registered with Student Accessibility Services.
  • Lodging: Out-of-Durham participants are invited to stay in residence. You can begin your stay on Monday, August 20.

Transition evening for parents

This is an opportunity to meet fellow parents of students with disabilities, learn about the mandate of Student Accessibility Services and how we will support your student, and hear some success stories.


Monday, August 20


  • 5:30 to 6 p.m. - light supper for students and parents
  • 6 to 7:00 p.m. - parents-only information session
  • 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. - question-and-answer session

Registration for both programs will open in May, 2018. 

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