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Student Handbook

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Student Class Absences 

The Office of Student Life and the Dean of Students oversee and communicate to faculty excused class absence request for students. Excused absence request are ONLY for illness, death in the family, a medical emergency or a family/personal emergency. Documentation, whether it be a doctor’s note, discharge forms from a hospital, a pamphlet, etc., must be submitted to the Dean of Students to be considered as a valid excused absence request.

If a student is ill and cannot go to their own physician, they are encouraged to go to the nurse in the Wellness Center for the documentation. Documentation for absences that are given a month after the absence are NOT accepted.

Once the documentation is received and approved by the Dean of Students, the Office of Student will contact the student’s professors via Rosemont email to inform them that documentation was accepted for particular dates. Documentation cannot be approved without the dates missed.

Student Health Insurance

Except for student athletes, Rosemont College does not require students to have health insurance. The College strongly recommends that all students carry their own health insurance. Rosemont does not offer student health insurance plans, so if you do not have insurance, please go to for student health insurance assistance. If you are not a Pennsylvania resident, please check with your provider prior to coming to campus to make sure your insurance is accepted out of state. You may need to purchase a rider to be covered in Pennsylvania. 

Rosemont College athletes are required to carry their own health insurance. More information for student athletes can be found here. 

Student Handbook/Code of Conduct

Within the Student Handbook you will also find information that discusses policies, procedures, and expectations of you as a student. The Student Handbook also represents the obligations that we as a College have committed to you in order to maximize your success, so it is your responsibility and your right to read the information provided thoroughly. Students are encouraged to read this document as they begin each academic year.