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Absence Notification

Absence notifications requiring a doctor’s note submitted to the Dean of Students Office are not necessary in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information refer to the Spring 2021 Student Guide.

When a student must miss class for a medical, mental health or personal reason, the Dean of Students Office can notify faculty. Students must submit an absence notification form along with proper documentation for the absence. 

Absences cannot exceed five days per incident, and documentation must be submitted within two weeks of the absence.

Absence notification requests can be submitted for the following reasons:

  • Medical issues
  • Mental health issues
  • Personal crises
  • Military Orders 
Absence notification requests should NOT be submitted for the following reasons:

  • Travel issues
  • Weather-related delays
  • Jobs/internships
  • Court appearances
  • Pet related issues
In these cases, students should speak directly with their faculty.

Download the absence notification form.

he absence notification does not mean the student is excused from course material, assignments or exams. It is ultimately up to each professor to decide what, if any, accommodation can be provided in light of this absence. It is the student's responsibility to follow up with the faculty member to inquire about such accommodations.