The University of Massachusetts Amherst

How to Verify Student Absence from Class for Health Reasons

For students treated by medical providers, instructors may require written verification, within the limits of the health care provider’s policy, from the health provider. Where possible, students should notify faculty in advance if they will miss a class because of illness, injury or medical treatment.

Students should be made aware that they can leave a message at a department office or on an instructor’s voice mail to explain an absence the day it occurs, if possible.

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