As stated in the undergraduate catalog, students are expected to punctually attend all lecture, laboratory sessions and field experiences in courses for which they are registered. Attendance requirements for each class are at the faculty member’s discretion, and absences are generally counted from the first class meeting. Absences because of late registration will not be automatically excused. OARS does not have the authority to excuse students from attending class, nor does the OARS issue official written excuses for absences. OARS can only provide written verification of a disability based on appropriate documentation. This verification may address the legitimacy of, but not necessarily excuse an absence.
Should issues regarding class attendance arise, make an appointment with OARS as quickly as possible.