In cases of a significant medical issue or personal emergency beyond the student’s control, upon request the Dean of Students Office will notify the student’s instructors of the reason for the absence in order to obtain release time for the student. The Dean of Students Office will require substantiation / documentation of the circumstances. Release time for athletic competitions, course or department related activities or the debate team must be coordinated through the coach, faculty member or the Director of Debate. These or other circumstances are not under the rubric of Dean’s Excuses.
To obtain a Dean’s Excuse for a medical issue, please see the Health Center staff who will contact the Dean of Students Office to substantiate the issue. For personal emergencies, please see a member of the Dean of Students Office.