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Student Absence

If you need to miss a class or a day of classes due to illness, athletic competition, personal issue, or other appropriate reason, it is extremely important that you contact your instructor as soon as possible. The Office of Academic Support Services suggests that you contact your instructor by email before you miss the class. A Report of Student Absence form is available online at the following link: www.lehigh.edu/go/absenceform. Once you receive confirmation back for the absence it is the STUDENTS responsibility to provide the absence note to your instructors.


**Please note that the Health Center does not issue medical excuses.


Students missing three or more days of classes need to submit the online form as soon as possible. Good communication is key. Please keep your instructor and the Dean of Students office informed of any extenuating circumstances. For the complete Attendance and Make-up Exam policy and additional academic policies and standards, please refer to the "Rules and Procedures".