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Class Absence Due to Illness
UMM has a longstanding policy that
students be excused when they miss class
due to verifiable illness. Verification may be
established in several ways:
• Visit Health Service in person on the day
that illness causes an absence for class.
• Visit another healthcare provider and
bring documentation of that visit to
• In the event that students feel too ill to
come in to Health Service, they may
phone in the day that class is missed and
be seen by Health Service staff within a
day or two - when they feel well enough
to come in to Health Service.
Students are encouraged to contact their
faculty members by phone or email the day
they miss class.
University of Minnesota Policy regarding absences can be viewed at Administrative Policy: Make Up Work for Legitimate Absences.