Lunar New Year counts as ‘excused absence’

On Friday, January 31, many students take the day off to celebrate Lunar New Year with their families.

If on the following Monday, February 3, students can provide a note from their parent(s) or legal guardian(s), then their absence will be count as ‘excused.’ All assignment deadlines will then be pushed back a day.

However, if a student cannot, then the absence counts as ‘unexcused’ and all assignments due on Friday will be late if turned in the following Monday.

If a note from a religious organization (a temple of church) is provided, then the absence would not be counted at all, according to Registrar Rebecca Gazaway because it is regarded as a religious day.

For more information, see Gazaway in the front office.