Attendance and participation in class is essential for academic engagement and learning, and often there is also an attendance policy outlined on the course syllabus. If you are absent due to an accident, medical, or private matter, you are encouraged to first notify the faculty member or teaching assistant (TA) at the time of the absence or immediately thereafter, as the situation allows.
If you are instructed to provide verification, the Office of the Dean of Students - Student Support offers Absence and Verification Notices based on documentation. Documentation is maintained privately on file within the office record keeping system and the details are not disclosed in the Absence and Verification Notice.
For additional information about the Office of the Dean of Students - Student Support or to request assistance to meet with a staff member to discuss extenuating circumstances, see studentsupport.rutgers.edu