Absence From Class

This page was last updated on June 3rd, 2019 and is subject to change.

Class attendance is critical to getting the most from your education.

The University recognizes, however, that there are circumstance that may prevent a student from attending class. Section 3.1 of the Undergraduate Academic Code outlines the University's class attendance and conduct policy.

Your first-year advisor does not grant excuses for absence from class. Although we cannot provide an official University excuse, if you expect to miss or have missed several classes for a good reason, you should notify your first-year advisor. Your advisor can help you contact the right people and offices to obtain approval for an excused absence.

The penalty for excessive unexcused absences is determined by the professor of the course, will be announced by the professor at the beginning of the semester, and is included in your course syllabus.