There may be instances when you must miss class due to a commitment to officially represent the University (e.g. performing arts, scientific or artistic endeavors, or intercollegiate athletics). Absence from classes while representing the University does not relieve you from responsibility for any part of the course missed during the period of absence.
Within reason, an instructor should provide appropriate arrangements to you for missed work, providing such accommodations does not place unreasonable burden on the instructor or fundamentally alter the integrity of the course. When the absence coincides with an exam or other assignment due date, the options to make up missed work may be limited and will be determined by the instructor within the boundaries of the course.
The Office of the Provost's letter to the University community helps clarify the expectations for both students and faculty in meeting the demands of academic life and extracurricular activities in which many students participate.