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 attend class.
Failure to attend class does not constitute official withdrawal from a course.
Regular class attendance is imperative for success. Each professor has his/her own unique attendance policy. It is important that you clearly understand each individual professor's attendance requirements and how that attendance policy affects your grade for the course.
There are certain rare cases in which attendance is impossible, such as illness requiring hospitalization or death in the family. In such a case, begin by notifying the Registrar's Office, which will, in turn, notify each of your professors of the date(s) and reason for your absence. However, this does not constitute official permission to make up missed work. So, be prepared upon your return to class to present documentation if the professor requires it in order to permit make-up work.
Occasionally, College-sponsored field trips or athletic, music, or drama events may necessitate absence from class. Absences of this kind will be considered excused if you abide by the following procedure: contact each professor whose class you will miss and make arrangements to make up the work or test. This must be done BEFORE the date(s) of the absence. It is your personal responsibility - do not rely on the other members of the team or group to notify your professor to make arrangements for you.