Medical Emergency and Temporary Health Conditions

Medical Emergency

Accessibility Resources offers support to students who may be hospitalized and/or experiencing medical emergencies. Students encountering medical emergencies that lead to extended absences may contact Accessibility Resources (call 507-389-2825 or email Accessibility Resources staff will collect information from the student or their representative, document the reason for the absence, and contact that student's instructors upon receipt of supporting medical documentation. It is the responsibility of the student (or their representative) to provide documentation that states the diagnosis and expected dates of absence.

Fax: 507-389-1199

The information provided by Accessibility Resources does not mandate any action on behalf of the course instructor but serves to verify the absence. Students must follow up with their individual course instructors as soon as they are able to do so, in order to discuss their status in each individual class and clarify if successful course completion is possible, given the extended absence, or if other options should be considered. The Accessibility Resources staff will assist the student as needed with course advising for their particular circumstances.

Students experiencing family crises and emergencies that are not related to a medical emergency involving the student, and which lead or may lead to extended absences (two weeks or longer) should contact the Office of Student Affairs at 507-389-2121.

Temporary Health Condition

If more than two weeks of class are missed due to illness, Accessibility Resources offers support to students with temporary documented health conditions. Services are extended only for the duration of the limitations associated with the illness. Students experiencing temporary illnesses (less than two weeks) are responsible for contacting their course instructors.

Students should provide documentation of their temporary illness including diagnosis and a summary of the functional limitations. After reviewing your documentation and meeting with a staff member, the appropriate supports are determined based on how you are functionally limited in the academic setting.

This temporary illness form (PDF) may be completed and returned by your medical provider for documentation purposes.