Absence for College-sponsored Events
Students may be excused from class, not from class work, in order to participate in college-sponsored events. Students are required to contact faculty before the absence to determine the class assignments. Notification requirements are the responsibility of both the coordinating faculty/staff and the student and should be received at least one week in advance of the event. Written notification shall include date, time, names of students involved and function to be attended. Faculty should indicate knowledge of the event by a signature. Note that students are not automatically excused from classes for practices and rehearsals, but only for events, games, dress rehearsals, and performances.
College-sponsored events are defined as those fitting into one of the following categories:
- Class related (e.g., field trip)
- Professional preparation (e.g., conference)
- Official representation of the College (e.g., Chorale, Madrigals, athletic competition)