1. What if I had to miss class for more than a day due to severe illness, family emergency, crisis situation or some other unforeseen situation?
You can call the Office of Student Affairs to notify us of the situation and request that we notify your faculty. When you return to campus or get well, you are responsible for negotiating missed class, assignments, and exams with each faculty member. The staff will work with you to problem solve and look at options for continuing all classes, dropping, withdrawing, etc. depending on the individual situation and details related to your potential for future success. Emergency and hardship situations tend to be very complex, but the key is to communicate with the faculty and Office of Student Affairs to work through the details.
2. I am injured, who do I go to for assistance?
Robin Hart Ruthenbeck, the Assistant Dean of Students, can work with you to determine accommodations or assistance you may need during your recovery and to communicate with your faculty.
3. I am concerned about a friend, who do I talk to?
There are many resources on campus that can offer assistance, depending on the nature of your concern. You can begin by looking at Who to Call on the Office of Student Affairs website or a member of the office to talk with you about your concern. If your friend lives on campus you could also speak with the Residence Hall Director of that particular building for assistance. Members of the Laurie Hamre Center for Health and Wellness are also available as a resource.
4. I’m not sure if Mac is right for me and am considering transferring, who can help me decide?
It is not uncommon for students to question if they chose the right college for them, particularly if you are having academic or social difficulties. Members of the Office of Student Affairs are available to talk with you about these kinds of concerns and can refer you, if needed, to the appropriate resource. Talking with a counselor at the Health and Wellness Center may also be helpful.
If you do decide to apply to transfer you will need to set up a meeting with a member of the Office of Student Affairs to discuss the process and complete any paperwork.
5. I’m thinking about taking a Leave of Absence, what do I do?
The place to begin is to talk with someone in the Office of Student Affairs about what you are thinking and they can assist you in navigating the process.
6. There are some college policies and processes I don’t understand, who can help?
There are a number of resources that can help you understand college processes. Two online resources that all provide all college requirements, policies and expectations are the College Catalog and the Student Handbook. You can meet with the Office of Student Affairs staff to ask questions concerning information in either of these resources. You may also talk with your Residence Hall Director for residence hall related matters or your faculty advisor or the Director of Academic Programs for academic related questions.