Regular attendance in all classes is expected of all students. The attendance policy for each course is described in the course syllabus by the professor.
Absence due to Religious Observance
Wentworth Institute of Technology welcomes and values people and their perspectives and respects the interests of all members of our community and acknowledges that absences are necessary due to religious observances.
In accordance with Section IIB of Chapter 151C of the Massachusetts General Laws, “Any student in an educational or vocational training institution, other than a religious or denominational educational or vocational training institution, who is unable, because of his religious beliefs, to attend classes or to participate in any examination, study, or work requirement on a particular day shall be excused from any such examination or study or work requirement, and shall be provided with an opportunity to make up such examination, study, or work requirement which he may have missed because of such absence on any particular day; provided, however, that such makeup examination or work shall not create an unreasonable burden upon such school. No fees of any kind shall be charged by the institution for making available to the said student such opportunity. No adverse or prejudicial effects shall result to any student because of his availing himself of the provisions of this section.”
Wentworth recognizes the breadth of religious observance among students, faculty, and staff and the potential for conflict with scheduled components of the academic experience. Students are expected to review the syllabi and notify faculty as far in advance as possible of observances. In such an event, the instructor will provide reasonable accommodations that do not unduly disadvantage the student.
Students must wait at least twenty minutes from the scheduled beginning class time for the instructor to arrive. After that, unless the instructor has previously notified the class to wait for a longer period, the class may leave.