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Medical Excuse Note Policy

Please print “Statement of Absence from Class” form

The revised policy presented below is congruent with policies of those campuses nationwide that recognize the adult relationship between college students and their instructors. Attendance/ participation policies related to specific courses should be outlined in class syllabi and communicated to students by their instructors. Illness is only one of the many reasons that may lead to a student not attending a scheduled class. Ultimately, attending class is the responsibility of a student.

Students sometimes have illnesses, psychological conditions, or physical injuries that cause them to miss class. Health Center providers do not provide excuse notes.

In the event that a note is required by the professor, it is suggested that a Statement of Absence from Class form be completed by the student and given to his/her professors. Falsifying absence from class is a violation of the Moravian University Academic Honesty Policy, which states in part that “students may not offer a falsified excuse for an absence from an examination, test, quiz, or other course requirement, directly or through another source.”

If a student seeks evaluation with by Health Center provider and misses a scheduled class, the student should notify their instructor of their absence by email and include the Health Center email A member of the Health Center team will respond to confirm the student visited the Health Center.