University of Idaho Student Firefighters Granted Delayed Return to Classes

Thursday, August 23 2012

MOSCOW, Idaho – Student firefighters are among those who have spent the summer battling forest and wild land fires across the West. Fire season will continue into the early fall, past the start of the University of Idaho's academic year, which began on Monday, Aug. 20.

University of Idaho students have options when the fire season bumps up against the start of fall semester, including requesting a delayed return.

“University of Idaho policy does make allowances for our students who are serving in critical capacities on the fire lines,” said Nancy Krogh, University of Idaho Registrar.

Students simply need to contact the Registrar's Office, which in turn emails the information to the student's instructors, university housing, financial aid, student accounts and the Dean of Students Office.

If a student decides not to return for the semester, tuition and fees are refunded. Students are advised that they need to work with their instructors to make up all missed work. A specific return date will not be set, but the university does advise students that it is difficult to make up classes after being absent for more than two weeks.

To notify the University about a delayed return, call the Registrar’s Office at (208) 885-6731 or email  
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