Students are expected to be present at all regularly scheduled class meetings and abide by their faculty member’s attendance policy as stated in their syllabus. The Dean of Students Office serves as a resource to help students notify faculty members of an absence due to extenuating circumstances.
Depending on the nature of the absence, a Dean of Students Office staff member may follow-up with the student to provide support resources. Absence notifications to the appropriate faculty member will include general and discrete language to describe the reason of the absence.
The absence notification does not excuse the student from course material, assignments, or examinations. It is the student’s responsibility to follow-up with the faculty member about absences and opportunities to complete missed work as soon as feasible (e.g. within 3-7 days).