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Taking Time Off

Sometimes life happens and you need to take a break from school. We understand. Here’s how to do it right.

  1. Contact your advisor and let them know you need to take time off.
  2. Make arrangements to take care of any outstanding bills.
  3. When you’re ready to start classes again, submit the Undergraduate Reactivation Form
  4. Once you're reactivated, your access to SPIRE and your email will be restored and your academic advisor will be in touch.