Class absences

 Instructors and departments are responsible for establishing attendance policies for classes and examinations. These policies must accommodate student participation in University-sanctioned extracurricular/co-curricular activities. There is no "excused absence" for illness, injury, or other personal circumstances. In the event of extenuating circumstances, with verifiable documentation, the student can request notification be sent to their faculty. Instructor notification does not excuse an absence from class.

Verifiable documentation may include:

  • Doctor's note on letterhead stating the day(s), duration and specific reason for an absence.
  • Online obituary stating the day and time of service and we must be able to verify the relationship to the deceased.
  • Jury Duty summons
  • Official Police Reports
  • Court summons





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