At some point during a student’s time at Muhlenberg, students may encounter circumstances where it is advisable to temporarily take a step back from their studies in order to attend to family needs, work, travel, or gain a fresh perspective on their intellectual commitments, career plans, or educational priorities. The College encourages students to carefully consider their situations, to clarify their objectives, and to evaluate whether they should temporarily interrupt their studies and take a personal leave of absence.

Personal Leave of Absence Policy

A link can be found here to the current Personal Leave of Absence Policy.

Students seeking a leave of absence for medical reasons are encouraged to review information on the medical leave of absence process on the Dean of Students website and consult with Michele Paules, Coordinator of Student Support Services.

Personal Leave of Absence Forms and Deadlines

Type of Request

Deadline

Required Forms

New Personal Leave of Absence

Current Semester:

Course Withdrawal Deadline


Future Semester:

Prior to First Day of Classes

WorkDay Directions


Leave of Absence Survey

Extension to Current Personal Leave of Absence

Future Semester Only:

Prior to First Day of Classes

Email David Hallowell, Assistant Dean for Academic Life

Return from Personal Leave of Absence

Future Semester Only:

Prior to First Day of Classes

WorkDay Directions


Leave of Absence Survey

Withdraw from Muhlenberg College

Any Time

WorkDay Directions

Students should consult Muhlenberg’s academic calendar for dates specific to each semester.

For More Information

Students are encouraged to contact David Hallowell, Assistant Dean for Academic Life, at davidhallowell@muhlenberg.edu or 484-664-3408 with any questions or concerns they may have regarding the leave of absence policy or process.