Absences & Faculty Notifications

Faculty Notification Request

The Dean of Students Office does not excuse student absences from class. However, our office can verify absences and will notify faculty in cases where a student is hospitalized or experiences a death in the immediate family (grandparent, parent or sibling). Notices about ill students will be distributed by the Student Health Services if it determines a notification is warranted (513-529-3000).

If your absence meets the criteria for an official notification, please fill out the Faculty Notification Request Form to request that our office verifies your absence. Please note that you will still need to work directly with your faculty regarding your absence and any missed work.

Faculty Notification Request Form

Student Illness and Personal Emergencies

The Dean of Students Office recognizes that students will occasionally face personal crises or illness that may result in class absences. Our office does not attempt to verify the details and generally does not send out faculty notifications in these situations. Instead, we encourage students to work directly with their instructors, as we trust the expert judgment of Miami faculty to make any warranted exceptions.