Each professor will determine a class attendance policy for each course. The professor must notify students of the class attendance policy at the start of the semester and may do so by posting attendance requirements on the course syllabus. A copy of the policy must be kept on file in the department office. Students are required to actively participate in their courses and professors are asked to confirm a student’s class participation/attendance through the Course Roster Verification process. Class attendance may impact a student’s course grade per the stated attendance policy.

Excused absences, including absences for participation in approved university events, will not result in a penalty, provided that the student makes up missed work as required by the professor.

Student Procedure for Extended Absence Notification - (Effective March 2, 2020)

The Dean of Students provides assistance and support for students who miss a minimum of three class days due to illness, personal or family emergencies. A note will be circulated to professors advising of the absence. Students are still required to contact professors for guidance related to any missed work during the absence.

To utilize this service, the student or family member completes the Request Instructor Notification for Extended Absences Form” including supporting documentation related to the absence. In some cases, if a student is unable to return to one or more of their classes, the Dean of Students can discuss enrollment options. Students or family members should contact the office at 570-422-3461 to discuss options.