College is a time of transition. When one has IBD or is diagnosed with IBD during college the usual pressures of transitioning to independent living, managing academic schedules, and being in new social circles is exponentially more complicated.
We asked our community for their tips on essentials a college with IBD and/or Ostomy should have in their backpack to get through a day of classes.
Check out our “To Do List” for new college students with IBD:
Check out our “A Final Exams Guide for Girls With Guts” for college students with IBD or ostomy:
Women with IBD or an ostomy are eligible to receive reasonable accommodations. Our community notes that in addition to the supplies listed above that these accommodations are incredibly helpful. Some GWGs say:
On the blog, we break down the history of these accommodations, which include excused absences for medical appointments and access to the bathroom during testing. In addition we also provide a guide to requesting and receiving them. Check out these informative blogs below: