At Ball State University, student attendance at class meetings is expected. Faculty shall establish attendance policies for their courses. Such attendance policies must be communicated to students by faculty through course syllabi or outlines.
Absence caused by field trips or activities in which the student is representing Ball State at state, regional, or national events shall be announced in advance to instructors of the other course(s) in which the student is enrolled. A notice will originate in the office of the department chairperson and be brought to the instructor(s) by the student at least three (3) days before the field trip.
All trips should be scheduled after the first week or before the last two weeks of a semester (last two weeks—including the examination period). Exceptions to these periods will be granted only after consultation with and approval by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Marketing, Communication and Enrollment Management.
Faculty are expected to allow students to make up all missed course activities during their absence including, but not limited to, class activities, assignments, examinations, and final examinations. Students should not be penalized for their absence while representing the University.
When possible, students are expected to complete these activities before their absences.
Detailed information regarding requirements for Veterans' attendance may be obtained from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. This information is kept current by directives received from the Administrator of the Veterans Administration, VACO, Washington, D.C.