Student Bereavement

Effective February 22, 2017

Students should be granted up to five (5) weekdays of bereavement leave for the death of an immediate family member. Requests for additional days must be made to the dean of the student’s school or college.

Requests for bereavement leave are handled by the dean or dean’s designee at each school and college. The student must provide appropriate documentation of the death. The dean or the dean’s designee will send a notice of the student’s leave to the student’s instructors. Upon return, the student must contact each faculty member to arrange to make up any missed classwork.

At any point during the student’s original bereavement leave or upon return, the student may decide to request a leave of absence due to the student’s loss. Leaves of absence are granted via the University’s Withdrawal, Leave of Absence, and Reinstatement section of the academic policies, which can be found here.