Class Attendance

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor expects regular and punctual attendance in class. Punctuality is deemed to be as important as attendance, because tardiness is disruptive and distracting to both faculty and fellow students and is undesirable for personal and professional activities. Students coming to class late are responsible for checking with the instructor to make sure they were not marked absent. Because attendance is expected, students are responsible for all course work and assignments.

An absence due to participation in certain activities may be designated as a University Excused Absence. If an absence is designated as a University Excused Absence, then faculty will provide reasonable opportunity for students to make up work that is missed. If it is not feasible for the student to make up work, some allowance may be made in order that the student not be overly penalized. The student must inform the instructor of University Excused Absences in advance of that absence. This will allow a reasonable opportunity for the student to make up work missed. Depending on the policy of the individual instructor, University Excused Absences may count toward the total number of absences allowed in a course.

All absences are counted from the first class session of the term. It is the student’s responsibility to approach the instructor regarding making up the work for any missed classes. Individual colleges and individual faculty may have more specific attendance requirements cited in their syllabi. Students are expected to be aware of and abide by the attendance policy that pertains to each class.