Self-Reporting Absence Login
What to Do If You Will Be Absent from Classes, Labs, or Exams
The University is committed to a culture of academic engagement between students and faculty. Part of this commitment involves taking responsibility for attending your classes, labs, and exams, and informing your instructors when you cannot attend.
Rutgers students are expected to attend all scheduled course meetings. University policy excuses absences due to religious observance or participation in Rutgers-approved activities, and permits students to make up work missed for these circumstances.
If you will be absent from a class, lab, or exam for any reason, please report your absence (by clicking the button below) so we may inform your instructors and advisors.
Please note: it is up to your instructors to determine how to handle your absence from classes, labs, or exams. Reporting your absence does not "excuse" you. It notifies your instructors, a courtesy that provides an opportunity for you to contact your instructor directly about missed work. In addition to reporting your absence here, we encourage you to contact your instructors directly.
Longer periods of absence
If you anticipate missing more than one week of classes for serious illness, confidential, or sensitive personal reasons, you should also consult with a New Brunswick Dean of Students , Newark Dean of Students or Camden Dean of Students who will help to verify your extended absences from classes.
Absences due to illnesses
If your absence is due to illness, visit New Brunswick Health Services , Newark Health Services , Camden Health Services for information about campus health services, including information about: how to make an appointment, self-care advice for colds/flu, mental health and counseling options, and how to access the "After Hours Nurse Line" for medical advice.