Students who register at Wilfrid Laurier University are subject to, and must become familiar with, the university's rules, regulations and policies and the university will assume that the student has done so.
The requirements in this calendar are official rules, regulations and policies of the university. Further rules applicable to students may be found in the sections entitled Student Code of Conduct and Discipline and the University Policies website.
The university will not be liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that the cancelling of programs or courses might cause.
- Mandatory Registration
- Class and Laboratory Attendance
- Medical Excuse Slips
- Policy on Submission of Late Assignments
All individuals participating in university courses must be officially registered in that course in the Student Management System. Students who are not registered but participating in courses are deemed to be in violation of university policy and may be asked to cease participation.
Any student who, in the opinion of instructors, is absent too frequently from lectures or laboratory periods will be reported to the dean of the faculty. On the recommendation of the department concerned, such a student after due warning by the dean shall be debarred from taking the final examination in that course.
There are occasions when students fall ill and are unable to attend classes, write scheduled tests or meet the deadlines for mid-term assignments. Faculty members may offer, at their discretion and without proof of a medical excuse slip, alternate arrangements so that students are able to satisfy the requirements of a course. In the event that a faculty member requests a medical excuse slip, students must comply with one of the following:
- A student must be examined by a member of the WLU Health Services staff at the time of the illness; the decision to issue a medical excuse slip and the dates for which the excuse slip are valid will be made by the examining doctor or nurse.
- A student must be examined by a qualified off-campus physician at the time of the illness; the decision to issue a medical excuse slip and the dates for which the excuse slip are valid will be made by the examining doctor who must be informed of the reason for the request.
Course outlines are required to include a statement specifying any penalties that will be assessed when deadlines for the completion of course components are not met.