The Student Health Office adheres to the recommendations set forth by the American College Health Association concerning medical excuses for missed classes and examinations. Excuses are given to students only when they have been seen and treated in the Student Health Office and have been advised by the medical staff not to attend classes. Students who are ill or injured and have not been advised to remain home or in the residence halls will not be given medical excuses. Their absence is at their own discretion and should be discussed with their professors in light of any specific attendance policies noted in the course syllabus.
Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with and make appropriate use of the University’s policies regarding Short Term Leave (1-10 school days) and Medical Leave of Absence (typically one to two semesters in duration) as detailed on pages 107 and 109 in the Student Handbook. Students should request leave of absence through their Academic Dean and the Dean of Students.
For additional questions, you may call the Student Health Office at 215.596.8980. You may also speak to Student Health and Counseling staff in person at Whitecar Hall, Suite 1200.
(as stated on page 24 of the USciences Student Handbook, 2011-2012 Edition)