Students are expected to attend every session of their Core classes. In the event that a student must miss a class due to religious observance, illness, or family emergency, instructors may strongly encourage (though not require) that students complete additional assignments to make up for missed class participation. Unless the emergency or illness does not permit them to do so, students are required to provide advance notice of absence and to get instructor permission. Instructors may require a doctor's note in case of illness. Students who miss class without instructor permission should expect to have their grade lowered.

Core instructors have discretion as to the specifics of their individual attendance requirements within these general parameters. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with their specific instructor's expectations and requirements (all Core instructors outline attendance and grading policies on their class syllabus).

Please see the University Policy on Religious Holidays for further details.