There may be occasions where a student must arrive on campus after fall or spring classes begin due to extenuating circumstances or professional contractual obligations. Students who wish to petition that absences from their theatre classes and/or auditions be excused because of those obligations must provide their area coordinator and the department chair with a copy of their contract with the ending date of employment clearly indicated or a written statement of those extenuating circumstances. If approved, the student is also responsible for contacting each of their professors and notifying them of their late arrival. Performers must also inform the stage management coordinator of their absence from auditions. These arrangements must be accomplished no later than two weeks prior to the beginning of classes.