Class Absences

We know sometimes it may be necessary for a student to be absent from a scheduled course activity for personal reasons beyond their control (e.g., illness, family emergency, bereavement, etc.). Purdue expects each student to be responsible for class-related work missed as a result of an unavoidable absence. This work may be made up at the discretion of the instructor. Students who feel that they have been wrongly denied an excused absence or the opportunity to make up missed work should contact the head of the department offering the course to attempt to resolve the conflict. The absence policy established by the University can be found on the Student Regulations website.

Class Absences: Instructors are expected to establish and clearly communicate in the course syllabus attendance policies relevant to individual courses. Course attendance policies must be consistent with University policy.

Grief Absences: We know that a time of loss is very difficult for a student. You can learn more about the Grief Absence Policy for Students (GAPS) on the Student Regulations website.

Military Absences: Purdue recognizes that those who are actively serving in the reserves or National Guard of the United States are required by their military contract to attend mandatory training with failure to attend punishable under law.

For any questions about absences or to report an absence, please call 765-494-1747.

Drop-in Hours

Schleman Hall, Room 207 

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST


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