IMPORTANT: All planned leave requests should be submitted a minimum of 2 weeks in advance. If submitted with less than 2 weeks notice, your request may not be processed. Students are expected to attend class during school hours (7:25 am – 4:55 pm). Attendance is mandatory for all basic science and preclinical simulation laboratory sessions, all intramural and extramural rotations, special education events, testing sessions, and lectures/seminars where the course director mandates attendance. Course directors can require attendance in their classes on all days officially scheduled on the annual academic calendar. If in doubt, attendance is required. Any deviation from this policy, the procedures described in the student handbook must be followed. Please review the handbook as necessary (available on the College of Dentistry website). Any student not following this policy will be considered having an unexcused absence. Students with an unexcused absence for didactic and/or laboratory classes will be subject to grade penalties imposed by the course director or in accordance with policy stated in the course syllabus. Leave can only be requested after schedules have been released for the term. Each course director for mandated attendance classes, labs and clinics scheduled during a planned absence need to sign the permission for the student to miss their activity and willingness to provide appropriate make-up session(s) as deemed necessary. Course directors are not obligated to sign and/or remediate students requesting this leave. Students who have an unexcused absence for clinical rotations or mandated special education events will be subject to the Policy Regarding Unexcused Absence from Clinical Rotations or from Required Attendance Educational Events. Students who develop a reoccurring history of unexcused absences will be referred to SPEC.