Class Attendance

At NDSU class attendance refer to NDSU Policy Manual, Policy 333 for specific student and instructor responsibilities, including absence information. Class attendance policies may not have discriminatory effect (intentional or unintentional) on members of a protected class (see NDSU Policy 100).

NOTE: Missing class due to common illnesses is inevitable at some point.  The past few years have certainly shown the importance of staying home when symptomatic, as to limit exposure to others.  Student Health Service (SHS) routinely receives requests for class absence excuses, which they can provide, however, the illnesses students are typically presenting with are generally best cared for by rest and self-care at home.  Requiring documentation for things such as sore throats, cold symptoms, or mild gastrointestinal illnesses is not only inconvenient for students, but will likely also incur an unnecessary cost.