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Students who are experiencing injury, hospitalization or extraordinary circumstances resulting in an extended absence lasting two or more days from class may contact the Dean of Students office and a notification will be sent to their professors on their behalf. If a student is experiencing a self-limited illness, defined as an illness needing to “run its course” such as flu, strep, mononucleosis, etc., the student is advised to complete the University Health Center’s Self-Care Note.  The completed note can be sent directly to professors by the student.  The University Health Center has additional resources that can be found here.  Notifications sent by the Dean of Students and the University Health Center’s Self-Care Notes do not excuse a student's absence. It is the responsibility of the student to contact each professor upon their return regarding the professor's policy for missed classes, assignments, etc.  Our experience is that professors are willing to work with students. 

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