Attendance Policy

Saint Anselm College


Attendance in lecture and laboratory is mandatory. I will take attendance often in lecture. Consult the Student Handbook for College policy on attendance. Students are permitted unexcused absences equal to the number of meetings a class is held in one week. For example, if a class meets 3 times per week, the limit is 3 unexcused absences permitted for the semester. If a lab meets once a week, then one unexcused absence is permitted for the semester. Students must have a note from the Assistant Dean's office if they have missed an assignment (quiz or exam or lecture) due to illness! Health Services is not responsible for issuing paperwork on student absences. Refer to the Dean's policy here clarification. If there is a death in the family I must have a copy of the obituary or a note from the Assistant Dean's office (Dr. D. Bruce) to confirm the event. Failure to obtain a College approved excuse for missing an exam will result in a grade of zero for the missed exam grade. Contact me at as soon as you know there is a potential problem with attendance (

 A student that is absent for an exam must have an excuse approved by the Dean of the College. Please see the Dean's office and seek their approval. Health Services does not contact the individual professors and they must contact the Dean's office if the absence is due to a medical condition. All makeup exams will be either arranged with the instructor or administered on the Reading Day at the end of the semester - see syllabus for date and time.

Athletics and Attendance

Student athletes will occasionally encounter conflicts between games and their labs and lectures in this course. It is your responsibility to see Dr. Pitocchelli before the scheduling conflict between your game and lab or lecture and make the appropriate arrangements. Make sure that you check the possible labs you can make up so that you can attend your event. Every athlete must show this web page to their coaches so they are aware of this policy as well as the student. Remember that academic obligations always take precedence over athletics at Saint Anselm College.

I want student-athletes to attend all of their practices and all of their games in addition to all of their classes and labs. In order to achieve this student-athletes must do two things. 1) Student-athletes must notify me as early as possible, in person, of any conflicts they will have with labs, lecture times, practices and games. We can arrange permanent changes in their lab or lecture schedule with the registrar's office. We offer early morning labs on Tuesdays and Thursdays and an evening lab on Monday nights which should work around most practice conflicts. 2) Student-athletes must notify me as early as possible, in person, of any labs they will miss because they have a game that day or must travel to a game on the next day. Each student must make up the lab the week it is given or they will penalized. This rarely occurs but I want everyone to be aware of this.