Leave of Absence

Leave of Absence Support Group

The Dean of Students Office offers an orientation session for students returning from a leave of absence every Spring and Fall. This is a great opportunity to meet others with similar concerns and get grounded right at the start of the semester.  This orientation session addresses the following issues: how did you use your leave constructively, how to explain to friends why you were away, forming a social network, making the best use of your time academically, using resources, preparing for challenges, etc.  Students who successfully returned from leave in the past will share their experiences as well.  They have become a strong support group for each other and are excited to welcome newcomers.

Students who choose to participate may have left the university voluntarily, involuntarily; for medical, mental health, academic, family or any other reason.

Optional follow-up support sessions will be held every Wednesday at 4:30 pm in Willard Straight Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room.