Request a Medical Leave

Once the semester begins, an enrolled student interested in a medical leave must complete their request by the last day of classes that semester. A student may also take a medical leave prior to the beginning of the next semester even if they have enrolled in courses but are unable to start classes.

Steps for taking a Medical Leave

  1. Talk with Student Affairs and, if warranted, your Advising Dean or faculty advisor: All students requesting to take a Medical Leave of Absence need to have a conversation with the appropriate Dean of Student Affairs resource. We also strongly encourage students to have conversations with their undergraduate Advising Dean or graduate faculty advisor and/or academic department if they are considering taking courses elsewhere while on leave or would like to discuss other academic considerations before taking a leave. 
  2. If you are an International student, talk with the International Center.
  3. Complete the Request a Medical Leave Form after you have met with your Student Affairs resource and once you have determined that a Medical Leave is the best course of action.
  4. Prepare to leave campus: If the student resides on campus housing, they are required to move out within five business days of completion of the "Application to Request a Medical Leave" form. If the student lives on campus, they should contact Mail Services to let them know how to handle their mail.

*Once the "Application to Request a Medical Leave" form is processed, the appropriate departments (i.e. Dining Services, Registrar, Office of Residential Life and Learning) will be notified.  (The notification will not specify the type or reasons for the leave.)