Class excuses from Health Services:
Each faculty member will determine and communicate to students his/her policy regarding class attendance.
- If a student is unable to attend class for one day or two consecutive days (thus generally missing each class once) due to illness, the student is responsible for directly contacting the faculty member to indicate illness and receive information about follow up regarding missed class work. It will be up to the faculty member as to whether the student will be excused or not for that day (or two days).
- If a student is ill and needs to miss more than two consecutive days of classes or an exam, the student must go in person to Health Services to be seen by the nurse and/or doctor on duty. Health Services staff can then contact faculty, staff, coaches or campus employers to notify of the illness.
- If a student is hospitalized or needs to go home due to illness, the student (or a family member) is responsible for contacting either the Dean of Students Office or Center for Academic Success so that appropriate campus personnel can be made aware of a longer absence and/or can develop an action plan based on the student’s circumstances.
- Students with chronic illnesses that may cause periodic absences should discuss the situation with the nurse and she will work with the student regarding the best way to handle class excuses.
If you have any questions about a particular faculty member’s policy about absence due to illness, you should discuss that with the faculty member so that you are clear about what is expected of you.