The Dr. Bob Smith Health Center does not provide medical and/or mental health excuses. This is a policy made in conjunction with the Provost’s Office. The decision to excuse an absence is strictly the role of the faculty member. Students are encouraged to talk with their professors, who each have their own attendance policies. Students may choose to fill out this Absence from Class Form.
In the event of serious illness requiring an extended absence, students should contact the Office of the Dean of Student Life in addition to their professors. The Office of the Dean of Student Life will help students decide how best to deal with the interruption in their studies.