The College

Class Attendance

Course instructors have the authority to establish attendance policies for their courses. Such policies are usually published in course syllabi.

You are advised to read your course syllabi carefully at the beginning of the semester to inform yourself of your instructors' expectations regarding attendance, participation and required assignments. Any questions should be asked at the beginning of the term.

Visitors to Brown Classes

Attending classes is generally restricted to Brown students or officially enrolled non-degree students who are registered participants. A student who has requested and been granted the instructor's permission for "vagabond" status in a course is an exception. With permission or an invitation from the instructor, a visitor may attend class with a Brown affiliate, a current student or a faculty member. Any other visitors to the campus who would like to sit in on a class must register with the Office of Admissions in advance and seek permission from the individual instructor. This permission will be granted at the discretion of the instructor.