Class Attendance Policy

All students are expected to attend class regularly.

No student may continue to live in the residence halls, participate in co-curricular activities and/or receive financial aid who does not do so. Failure to attend class does not constitute official withdrawal from a course.

Regular class attendance is imperative for success. Each professor has their own attendance policy. It is important to clearly understand each professor’s attendance requirements and how that attendance policy affects the grade for the course.

There are certain rare cases in which an emergency absence is unavoidable (illness requiring hospitalization or death in the immediate family).

Students with questions about the procedure for their emergency absence should contact the Office of the Registrar. Upon returning to class, the student should be prepared to present documentation if required by the professor in order to permit make-up work.

Occasionally, University-sponsored field trips or athletic, music, or drama events may necessitate absence from class. Absences of this kind will be considered excused if the student abides by the following procedure: contact each professor whose class will be missed and make arrangements to make up the work or test. This must be done PRIOR to the date(s) of the absence. It is the personal responsibility of each student to follow this procedure; the student should not rely on other members of the group or team to make arrangements on their behalf.