The University recognizes that regular attendance has a positive impact on a student’s success in his or her degree program of study. Students are expected to be in class for all regularly scheduled class periods and to report to class on time. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange with the instructor all matters related to student absences. The Student Handbook includes the campus attendance policy. Participation is captured and recorded as the Last Date of Attendance (LDA) in the student records system and updated with each consecutive academically-related activity. This provides a dynamic update to the LDA in the student’s academic record for real-time monitoring of course participation throughout a quarter. Students should refer to the Withdrawal from the University policy in the Catalog for implications of non-participation.