General Information

Name and Address Changes

It is the student’s responsibility to keep appropriate offices advised of changes. Campus (local) or permanent (legal) home addresses may be changed on the Web via the TALON system ( Official name changes may be done in the Records and Registration Office, 117 Graff Main Hall with proper identification.

Class Attendance

Students are responsible to their respective instructors for all absences. If you are absent an extended period of time (over one week), due to illness, family emergency, etc., contact the Student Life Office, 147 Graff Main Hall. That office will inform the instructors involved of the absence. This serves as notification only, not necessarily a formal excuse. It is your responsibility to contact each instructor for makeup work, etc. There is no "cut" system. University regulations prohibit excusing students and the dismissal of classes immediately preceding or immediately following scheduled vacation or recess periods except in cases of commonly recognized and extreme emergencies.

Cross-Listed Course

A course offered by more than one department that has the same course description, credits and title but different prefixes (e.g., ENG 340/EDM 340; MTH 461/PHY 461) is a cross-listed course. Students may only earn credit once for taking a cross-listed course.

Accommodation of Religious Beliefs

It is the policy of the Board of Regents that students’ sincerely held religious beliefs shall be reasonably accommodated with respect to all examinations and other academic requirements. The university guidelines state that the claim of a religious conflict should be accepted at face value, and any student with a conflict between an academic requirement and any religious observance must be given an alternative means of meeting the academic requirement. The student must notify the instructor within the first two weeks of class of the specific days/dates for which the student will request relief. It is understood that instructors may set reasonable limits on the total number of days claimed by any one student. Instructors are not obliged to schedule makeup exams before the regularly scheduled requirements. Complaints may be filed with the Office of Affirmative Action and Diversity, 235 Graff Main Hall.

Final Examinations

A final examination will be given in each course within a special examination period except for one-credit courses, which will have exams scheduled at the last regular meeting of the class. The examination periods, dates, and times are included in each semester’s Timetable. The relative importance assigned to the final examination is determined by the instructor in charge of each course.

Study Day: no final examination shall be given to any student on Study Day. Study Day is a day to prepare for the final examination period. No student activities of any sort with the exception of optional review sessions for final examinations, shall be scheduled on Study Day. This includes makeup classes or tests, committee meetings involving students and athletic practices or events.

Committee on Academic Policies and Standards (CAPS)

CAPS is the faculty committee for formulating and reviewing local policies and standards for admissions and academic activity; ensuring equitable application of the standards by the colleges and schools; and developing procedures for hearing student appeals and petitions on academic matters. Membership of the committee consists of nine faculty and three students. The director of admissions and the registrar serve as administrative consultants. The chancellor selects an additional administrative consultant.