Many students experience illness or injury that requires them to miss class. In some cases, these students will be able to manage their symptoms without seeking medical attention. When possible, we encourage students to stay home and avoid the risk of spreading any infectious illness particularly during influenza season.
As it is not an efficient use of staff time to be writing notes for faculty explaining the students’ decision to treat their illness or injury without seeking medical care, it is Student Health Service policy that, in general, we will not provide excuses for those absences from class.
Students who do seek care at Student Health Service and are requesting a note excusing them from class may be provided with a note at the discretion of the treating clinician.