Information for Students Experiencing Medical Emergencies

Seek Urgent Care

First and foremost, seek the medical care that you require. In cases of emergency, call Campus Police (336.758.5911) or 911. Students may seek medical assistance at on-campus resources, including Student Health Services (336.758.5218) and the University Counseling Center (336.758.5218), but may also seek medical attention at local hospitals.

Communicate with the University

Students experiencing a medical emergency can request that the Office of Academic Advising notify their instructors and adviser to make them aware of the medical situation. Such notices are helpful to instructors as they determine appropriate accommodations.

Students can make this request in one of the following ways:

  • Directly, by calling the Office of Academic Advising (336.758.3320). This allows Academic Advising to contact your professors and adviser quickly, but does not serve as medical documentation.
  • Indirectly, through Student Health Services. Student Health can confirm the student’s medical situation and ask that Academic Advising alert faculty. Faculty often accept such notices as medical documentation.
  • Indirectly, through outside medical professionals (e.g. local hospital) contacting Student Health Services or the University Chaplain’s Office. Faculty often accept such notices as documentation of emergencies.

While the Office of Academic Advising can communicate with your instructors about your medical situation, the instructor ultimately determines what accommodations are appropriate and whether absences are excused.

Academic Advising is Here To Help

The Office of Academic Advising can assist students as they make academic decisions following a medical emergency. Please do not hesitate to contact Office of Academic Advising (336.758.3320) if you, or a student you care about, needs academic advice and assistance relating to such situations.