Canceling Class or Office Hours

If you need to cancel a class or office hours for illness or other personal emergency, please send an email to Faculty Services. If you are able to communicate to students, please notify them of the cancellation.  Faculty should give students as much advance notice as possible, taking into account that student commuters’ travel may be affected by last-minute cancellations.  If you are unable to communicate with students, please let faculty services know and they will notify students.  The faculty services office will also post a class (or office hour) cancellation sign on your classroom (or office) door, in the event that students did not read their email messages.

Marissa Mattes  will send an email to faculty mid-way through the semester to see if you plan to hold an extra class or makeup class during finals week.

If your illness is prolonged and requires cancellation of more than one class, or if you need special accommodation, please contact Mary Witty. Gallatin may be able to help (by finding a substitute teacher, by reimbursing transportation costs, etc.) during your illness and recovery.

Weather or Other Emergencies

In the event of weather or other emergency that could affect NYU classes, scheduled events or meetings, information about closings and changes to University operations are posted at NYU’s Info Alert page and appear as a banner at NYU’s website. NYU will also send messages via text, email or voice message in case of an emergency.

If an instructor must cancel class due to disrupted transportation or hazardous travel conditions, the instructor should give students as much advance notice as possible (preferably not less than three hours), taking into account that student commuters’ travel may also be affected.

Faculty should also provide options for student commuters who are unable to attend class: this may include reasonable accommodations for missed work and (where possible) exams, as well as lecture notes or videos posted on NYU classes.

It is also expected that students should provide instructors with advance notice if they need to miss class due to disrupted transportation or hazardous travel conditions.  Student should submit, without significant delay, assignments that were to be handed in during the class session.