Students missing class due to unforeseen circumstances such as hospitalization, illness, bereavement, etc. are encouraged to notify Student Care and Well Being so that we can send instructors a courtesy notification of the student’s circumstances and the anticipated period of time that the student will miss class. This notification is not considered an official excuse for missing class, and students should contact their instructors as soon as possible to inform them of their circumstances and begin discussing plans to make up course assignments and exams. Policies for excused absences and making up missed assignments and exams are determined by each instructor and communicated in the course syllabus.