Official Policy Language

Attendance policy

Faculty are required to take attendance on the first class meeting following the Add/Swap a Class deadline. Please refer to the academic calendar for the Last Day to Register for Classes:

Students with absences due to legal obligations, religious observances, or participation in Division 1 athletics and other university sanctioned events will be given an opportunity to make up examinations or other graded assignments, if a request is made to the instructor prior to the absence.

Withdrawal deadline

The University deadlines for students to drop a class or to withdraw from a class with a grade of "W" are listed on the Graduate School academic calendar:

Students with special needs

If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact your instructor during the first week of class so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. You will need to provide documentation of your disability to the Office of Disability Services. If you are unsure of what you need to qualify for services, visit the Office of Disability Services' website at or contact their office by phone at (414) 288-1645.

Academic integrity

Students, faculty, and staff at Marquette University recognize the importance of integrity in all aspects of life and work. We commit ourselves to truthfulness, honor, and responsibility by which we earn the respect of others. We support the development of good character in our academic community, and commit to uphold the highest standards of academic integrity as an important aspect of personal integrity. Our commitment obliges us as students, faculty, and staff to conduct ourselves according to the Marquette University Honor Code. We do this in pursuit of Marquette University's mission, which is the search for truth, the discovery and sharing of knowledge, the fostering of personal and professional excellence, the promotion of a life of faith, and the development of leadership expressed in service to others.

Student obligations under the Honor Code:

  1. To fully observe the rules governing exams and assignments regarding resource material, electronic aids, copying, collaborating with others, or engaging in any other behavior that subverts the purpose of the exam or assignment and the directions of the instructor.
  2. To turn in work done specifically for the paper or assignment, and not to borrow work either from other students, or from assignments for other courses, unless approved by the faculty member.
  3. To give full and proper credit to sources and references, and to acknowledge the contributions and ideas of others relevant to academic work.
  4. To report circumstances that may compromise academic honest, such as inattentive proctoring or premature posting of answers.
  5. To complete individual assignments individually, and neither to accept nor give unauthorized help.
  6. To accurately represent their academic achievements, which may include grade point average, degree, honors, etc., in transcripts, in interviews, in professional organizations, on resumes, and in the workplace.
  7. To report any observed breaches of this honor code and academic honesty.

For more information about academic integrity, please visit the Graduate Bulletin at or review the Academic Integrity Tutorial at

Emergency plan

Every Marquette University campus building has emergency shelter and evacuation plans. Please familiarize yourself with the plans of each building in which you take classes or attend meetings. Make sure to note the routes to the lowest level of the buildings for shelter during inclement weather, as well as exits from the building in the event of fire or other emergency.