What is an Emergency Absence Notification?
An Emergency Absence Notification is an email sent as a courtesy by the Office of the Dean of Students to a student’s instructors when a student is unable to communicate their own absence due to extenuating circumstances, such as:
- an acute medical or mental health emergency (excluding COVID-19).
- the loss of an immediate family member.
- being impacted by fire, flood, or other disaster.
An Emergency Absence Notification does not excuse a student from completing class work. It simply alerts instructors of a student’s absence due to a serious disruption/circumstance and establishes an entry point from which a student can begin communicating with instructors regarding arrangements for making up coursework.