Students are expected to attend classes regularly. An instructor may lower a student's grade because of absences from class. In many courses (e.g., seminars, laboratories, studios, physical education), the student's participation in class constitutes a substantial part of the work of the course; in such cases, grades will be adversely affected by excessive absence.
If absences occur, it is the student's responsibility to make up whatever work has been missed. Permission to make up laboratory assignments, studios, quizzes, and periodic tests may be granted at the discretion of the instructor. Authorization to make up a final examination is given only by the Office of Academic Affairs.
It is the responsibility of the instructor to set forth in writing at the beginning of a course any special conditions regarding absences in the course. A student who finds it necessary to be absent from class should inform the instructor in advance of the absence, as a matter of courtesy.
When a student's progress is seriously impeded by excessive absence from class or by other difficulties, the instructor may refer the student to the Office of Learning Services.
During hazardous weather conditions, the College may be closed and classes canceled. Such a cancellation would be announced over the public-address system of the HUB and over radio stations WLEV-FM 100.7, WAEB-FM 104.1, WAEB-AM 790, WCTO-FM 96.1, WRFY-FM 102.5, WBYN-FM 107.5, WODE-AM 99.9, WWYY-FM 107.1, WKFB-FM 107.5, WSBG-FM 93.5, WZZO-FM 95.1, and WFMZ-TV (Channel 69), and posted on the College's website.
Commuting students who are absent or late for class should not be penalized when the U.S. National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, heavy snow warning, or winter storm warning.