Attendance & Participation

Participation in lectures, discussions, exams, and other activities is an essential part of the instructional process.

Students are expected to attend class regularly. Those who are compelled to miss class meetings should inform their instructors of the reasons for absences.

Faculty Expectations

Faculty often include classroom participation and attendance in student grading and evaluation. In such cases, the instructor will clearly communicate attendance and participation expectations and how this is weighted in terms of grading in the course syllabus. Students who expect to miss several class sessions for personal, professional, religious, or other reasons should meet with their faculty adviser to consider alternative courses prior to registration.


A student who must miss an examination should notify their instructor. If the absence is justifiable, the instructor may permit a deferred examination.