Student Exit and Absence Policies
Class Attendance Policy
Springfield College students are expected to attend all class sessions for which they are registered; they are also responsible for the material covered in each class session and completion of assigned work by the announced due dates. Instructors are responsible to clearly communicate to the students via the syllabus their policies regarding class attendance and make-up work.
Certain situations are recognized as College-excused absences from class, including:
• Participation in an athletic activity approved by the athletic director and on file in the dean of students' office
• Participation in a scheduled curricular or cocurricular activity approved by the appropriate dean or vice president and on file in the dean of students' office
• Observation of religious holidays
Instructors should excuse absences of the above nature if the student follows the guidelines listed below. If possible, the instructor should allow the student to make up the class work or complete an alternative assignment. A student who anticipates absences of this nature must comply with the below policies.
• A student must provide his or her instructors with a list of dates of expected absences by the end of the first week of class and discuss with each instructor the impact of such absences. If the instructor deems that the absences will interfere with the student's ability to successfully complete the objectives of the course, the student must seek to reduce the absences or withdraw from the course.
• A student should arrange in advance of the absence for make-up of any work that will be missed.
• A student should notify the instructor as soon as possible in the event of a sudden change of schedule (for example, participation in a game rescheduled due to rain or joining a team mid-season) and provide documentation if requested. Again, impact of the absence(s) must be discussed with the instructor.
Absences due to illness or emergency
• In the event of a missed class, a student must notify professors as soon as possible and discuss their options for obtaining missed material. A student should follow the contact instructions on their class syllabus.
In the event of an absence due to illness or emergency extending longer than two days, students are required to contact the Office of Student affairs so they can notify professions and residence life staff if necessary. Students can reach the office at (413) 748-3100.
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Student Life Directory
Student support is founded upon programs and facilities that promote a rewarding campus life experience and make the College a great place in which to live, work, study, learn, and play.
David G. Braverman, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students