There may be times when a student’s health requires a level of care that can only be provided by a hospital. Students are advised to notify their dean when they have been admitted to the hospital.
While a short-term hospitalization will naturally interrupt a student’s academic life temporarily, many students are able to recover, return to campus and finish their semesters successfully, usually with extensions on their academic work that have been carefully planned with their dean and instructors. Others will withdraw from most or all courses and embark upon a leave of absence. The dean and student may discuss options while the student is still in the hospital and will continue to work closely together after the student has been discharged.
When students are discharged from a hospital stay, they might not yet be well enough to care for themselves in the residence hall. In these situations, students usually spend time recovering at home or off-campus with a family member before returning to campus. All students must be evaluated by and receive clearance from the College’s Health Center before returning to classes and/or resuming residence in the dorm.