Graduate students are not asked to submit exemption forms on Avenue (except for Bible Conference and commencement absences). However, you are responsible to know what is required of graduate students and to be in attendance as expected. You may miss the opening exercises and evangelistic meetings at the beginning of the semester if one of the following is true:
- The service conflicts with your regular semester work or ministry outreach schedule. (You may not add work hours or ministry activities that conflict with these services.)
- You live 30 miles or more from campus.
If you’re not sure you are eligible for an excused absence, please speak with someone in the Student Development & Discipleship office before missing these services.