It is the policy of SUNY College of Optometry that faculty, staff or students may be excused from classes and University Eye Center (UEC) clinics for the observance of religious holidays if advance notice is given.
Excused absences for religious observances require advance notice to the appropriate UEC service chief at the beginning of the term for coverage and rescheduling. For academic courses, faculty must notify their department chair; students must notify the course instructor of record at the beginning of the term or as soon as the syllabus is available. Students are responsible for any missed material, requirements, labs, clinics, examinations or assessments. Faculty must use vacation leave for missed days.
Severe Weather Emergencies
When severe weather occurs, the President may decide to close the College or cancel classes and/or clinics. Closure or cancellation notices will be made through the following outlets: