1. Regular class attendance is the student's obligation, and the student is responsible for all the work of all class meetings. A student who is absent from more than one-fourth of the course meetings scheduled by the instructor shall be assigned a grade of F, unless the instructor specifies a different policy at the beginning of the course. Students should note that each professor has the discretion to establish the attendance policy in each class.
2. Because class attendance holds high importance, College policies require that schedules for athletic and other college-sponsored extracurricular activities may not require any student to miss more than three MWF or two TTh classes or laboratories. In addition, students may not be required to miss two consecutive regular class meetings in any course. In the case of conflicts, class attendance shall always take precedence over other college-sponsored activities. It is the responsibility of coaches or other responsible sponsors of activities to notify students, no later than the first week of classes, of days during the semester when students will be required to miss a class and to remind students that, in case of conflict, classes have priority over nonacademic events. Further details regarding the obligations of responsible sponsors apply; see Appendix B.