Absence from any theater class is problematic. In the event that an absence is unavoidable,
the student must advise the faculty member in advance of the absence. In
addition, it is the student's responsibility to discuss the absence with the
instructor to determine whether the absence is excused.
In some cases, the
department may require documentation before excusing an absence. Absences due
to illness or family emergency are generally excused.
Students are responsible for making up any missed work and being
properly prepared for the next class.
In the Department of Theater Arts, unexcused absences are not permitted
in any class. One unexcused absence will
result in a drop of grade for the final grade. Three late arrivals are equal to
one unexcused absence.
absences, even if excused, may result in the student being withdrawn from
may use the University Absence Reporting Website:
will generate an email to the instructor informing him or her of the absence. It
is the student's responsibility to discuss absences with the instructor before