Sick Notes

Student Health and Counseling Services, along with other UCs and many college health centers nation-wide, does not routinely provide verification of illness forms to students requesting a medical excuse for classes or activities.  

When SHCS previously provided these notes, students would come to SHCS for an appointment just to provide documentation, reducing the number of available appointment times for those students who had immediate healthcare needs.  In addition, common medical reasons for missing classes, exams or work (such as colds, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, dizziness, etc.) do not lend themselves to retrospective objective confirmation.

We encourage students to familiarize themselves with class attendance policies and to notify their faculty if they are unable to attend, preferably before class or the missed assignment.