Short-Term Emergency Notification

A student who experiences an illness, medical emergency, death in the family, or family emergency that causes absence from classes for a short period of time (e.g., several days and up to a week) should contact the Office of Student Affairs, which may issue an Emergency Notification to the student’s instructors. This notice does not excuse students from classwork; it only makes the student’s instructors aware of the situation. The student is expected to make arrangements for missed assignments directly with the instructor and follow the course attendance policy.

If a student’s condition is serious enough to prevent completion of the semester, the student should follow the process for requesting a medical leave. The Office of Student Affairs and the student’s associate dean are available for consult with students as they weigh their options.