Emergency Absences

SUNY Cortland does not have a campus-wide class attendance policy. It is the obligation of the instructor to outline course success expectations that can include attendance guidelines and absence limits.

Students are responsible for notifying their instructors of class absences. Unfortunately, however, there are occasions when a student must leave campus or not return from home for a period of time because of a family or personal emergency. In those cases, the associate dean of the student's academic major must be notified either directly, through the student's residence hall director, or through the Student Affairs Office 607-753-4721.

It is still advisable for the student to contact his/her instructors at the first appropriate opportunity because of the course work that will be missed. Further questions should be directed to the student's associate dean.

School of Arts and Sciences
Vincent DeTuri, Associate Dean
Michele Lella, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean

School of Education
Ronnie Casella, Associate Dean
Julie Barden, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean

School of Professional Studies
Eileen Gravani, Associate Dean
Christine Bartoszek, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean