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. ODS does not have the authority to excuse students from attending class, nor does the ODS issue official written excuses for absences. ODS 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 ODS as quickly as possible.