Absence Notification Request

Student absences are excused at the discretion of the course instructor and the policies outlined in their class syllabus. This Absence Notification Request does not serve as an excusal or verification of absence. Absence notifications are not provided for short-term absences (1-2 days). Students are encouraged to directly communicate with their instructors regarding any missed classes and work.

Please note that Optum Health Services should not be utilized to obtain a doctor’s note for short-term absences.


Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:15am – 4:45pm. Any absence notification requests received outside of this timeframe will not be reviewed by a staff member. 

If this is a medical or mental health emergency, please contact our Public Safety office at 617-989-4444 or call 911.


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