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A student may apply to the Office of Student Life for a medical leave of absence from the University for one full semester. Applications are due no later than December 1 for the fall semester and May 1 for the spring semester. The request must be supported by documentation from a physician or psychologist.


The physician or psychologist responsible for treatment must provide a recommendation supporting readmission of the student. Generally, a student is limited to one medical leave of absence during matriculation at the University.

Financial Implications

Students are encouraged to contact Allison Chase Padula in advance regarding the financial implications of the medical leave policy and to gain approval.

Allison Chase Padula
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
(401) 254-3042
Center for Student Development, suite 100