Excused Absences (for all off-campus activities)
Most music students will from time to time be excused from classes for performances or field experience off campus. Officially sanctioned tours and field trips are to be considered part of regular requirements of the ensemble or course; except that students shall have the right to be excused from appearances in religious institutions or other locations where their personal beliefs may be violated, and student participation during University recesses shall be voluntary. (Any request for an excused absence must be submitted well in advance.) Although you may be excused from class attendance on a given day, you are not excused from making up any work missed. It is your responsibility to:
- know and meet all course requirements, including tests, assignments and class participation, as indicated by the course instructor;
- notify instructors in advance, preferably at least one week, of your impending absence;
- inquire about work that will be missed and the procedure for satisfactory make-up.
As much as possible, resolve conflicts early, particularly those with performing ensembles. Remember that the responsibility for making up work missed during absence is yours!
Prior to participating in off-campus academic activities such as performances and field trips, students must sign a liability waiver form. It is strongly recommended that all music majors sign this form at the time of entry into the University. Any student who has not signed the form should do so in the College Office. The form, which is kept on file, remains in effect throughout the period of the student’s enrollment.