Provost's Office

Student Absence Policy


Notification to Faculty Regarding Student Absence

The notifying of instructors involving the absence of a student from class is the responsibility of the student.  A student who is absent should notify instructors by phone, email, or in person as soon as possible.

If a student is physically or mentally incapacitated due to an illness or accident, a representative should contact the Provost's Office (phone: 715.425.3700; email: on the student's behalf. The Provost's Office will inform the Dean's office responsible for that student's major.  The respective Dean's Office will notify instructors of the student's absence. 

Student Responsibilities Following an Absence

The student must contact the instructor as soon as he/she is able to do so. The student must also discuss with the instructor any arrangements the instructor might allow for make-up work, make-up exams, or possible assignment adjustments.

Dean's Responsibilities Following Notification of Student Absence

The Dean's office will assist students in looking at options available when a student is facing an extended absence from class or experiencing difficulty with any aspect of his/her campus life. 

Additional Absence Support Information from Care Team & Disability Resource Center:

Disability Resource Center


If a student has a permanent diagnosed condition that impacts their ability to attend class, students can connect with the Disability Resource Center to learn more about accommodations, resources, and supports that may be available to them. Students with a temporary condition, should work directly with their instructors to develop a reasonable plan that allows the student to successfully participate in the course. Temporary accommodations can be granted through the Disability Resource Center if the student’s symptoms are significantly impacting the student’s day-to-day function and the recovery time is longer than 4-6 weeks. Students can start the academic accommodation request process by completing the Disability Resource Center's New Student Application.

Emergency and/or Crisis Situations

If a student has experienced a threatening situation (e.g. being hospitalized for engaging in self-harm, suicidal ideation, or other mental health concerns), the Care Team should be contacted immediately to provide support and assistance at 715-425-0720 or

Care Team

A campus resource designed to assist students in navigating any academic-related issues that included but not limited; general academic advising, tutoring and skill building, communicating with faculty for temporary academic accommodations (i.e. excessive absences, extensions on assignments, etc.), and assisting with the transition process back to campus. Students can contact the Dean of Students at or call (715) 425-0720.


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Provost's Office
116 North Hall