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Academic Regulations

Students are reminded that they are subject to the University's Policies and Regulations, and are directed especially to Student Declaration and Responsibility, Academic Honesty and Standards, and Academic Freedom.


Regular attendance is expected of students in all course components, including lectures, laboratories, tutorials, workshops, discussions, studios, rehearsals and seminars. Students who neglect academic work and assignments in a course, or who fail to attend a sufficient number of classes, put themselves in danger of failure and may not be permitted to write the final examination. Students who are unavoidably absent from scheduled classes because of illness or disability should contact Arts Academic Advising. Students whose attendance or academic performance is severely affected by medical, emotional, or other extenuating circumstances should apply for special consideration through Arts Academic Advising. See Arts Academic Concession and Senate Academic Concession.

Email Communication

Email is the official means of communication for the Faculty of Arts, and is used by Faculty of Arts members to relay important messages to students. It is the responsibility of all Arts students to ensure that their current email address is accurately recorded on Workday, and to read email sent to that account on a regular basis. Free email accounts are available to all UBC students, but any email account may be registered through Workday. University staff members are not responsible for resending returned messages or for the consequences of messages not received due to full mailboxes, spam blockers, inactive addresses, etc. Students should inquire about and follow their instructors' policies on email communication. All use of email is governed by UBC’s Policy #104, Acceptable Use and Security of UBC Electronic Information and Systems and the accompanying Information Security Standards.

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