Generally, only the most debilitating illness (fever over 100
degrees F, vomitting, severe headaches that do not respond to aspirin)
and death of a family member or equally needy family emergency are
valid excuses for missing laboratory. If you have a valid excuse, we
will work with you to schedule a make up time for the lab even if you
were unable to give us advance warning that you would miss lab.
We are SOMETIMES able to reschedule students who are on athletic
teams, or who must attend an event for another class, or even those who
need to go to a social event that cannot be rescheduled (like a
wedding). We will grant such requests only if the rescheduling can be
done with minimal disruption to the operation of the laboratory.
Usually the least disruptive rescheduling is to swap days on the week
in question (for instance, if you are in Thursday lab, to come the day
before). Please limit your requests to cases where swapping days is
really important to you; we are more likely to say yes to the first
request of the semester from a given student than to the third or
fourth such request.
WARNING: we will not normally grant requests to switch days just
to make it easier for you to go home for or come back from Fall or
Do not buy a non-refundable airline ticket assuming that you can change
your lab day. Also, check out the limo schedules to make sure that you
can catch a limo that leaves after 4 p.m. to get to the airport to
catch your plane if it is on the same day as your lab.
If you want to request that your laboratory day be rescheduled, you should
do so well in advance of the date of the scheduled laboratory. Start by submitting
a request to reschedule laboratory work by filling in the information on this
page and then hitting the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page. The information
you submit will be transmitted to your laboratory instructor (Dr. Kelly Matz) and your course instructor.
You will receive an e-mail approving or denying your request or
asking for more information.
Your e-mail address (include @haverford.edu):
Your phone number (optional)
Your class section and lab day:
Chem 11x class and section #?
Chem 111, section 1 (9:30)
Chem 111, section 2 (11:30)
Chem 111, section 3 (5 day)
Chem 112, section 1 (9:30)
Chem 112, section 2 (11:30)
Chem 112, section 3 (5 day)
Lab for which you are requesting rescheduling. Fill in
title of lab and the date you are scheduled to
perform the lab.
Are you able to come to part of your normally
scheduled lab period? If so, please explain in the space at right
(otherwise, leave it blank):
Reason for requesting the make-up:
Click here to choose from pop-up menu
Athletic Team Game (* team, coach name)
Athletic Team Event other than Game (* team, coach name)
Illness (* nature, does dean know about it?)
Family Emergency (* nature, does dean know about it?)
Travel for other than reasons listed above (* justify)
Special event for another class (* class, event, instructor)
Special non-sports extracurricular event (* justify)
Forgot to come to lab (there are no guarantees that you will be able to reschedule this lab)
Other (* explain)
Explain (provide information after * in menu above, or
briefly justify why it is important to you to reschedule this lab
When could you make up this lab? Put a check by each possibility. We
prefer that you come to the alternate section (and if you are
able to come then, you do not need to list other possibilities). Next
best is that you make up the lab shortly after the original date,
so that reagents do not need to be kept for long periods of time.
Especially for shorter labs, this can sometimes be done during
the second half of an afternoon lab period.
Alternate section of same week, meaning
I can come on Wednesday afternoon of the same week
I can come on Wednesday evening of the same week
I can come on Thursday of the same week
I can come on Friday of the same week
If you can only come for part of the time period from 1 to 4 (or 7 to 10), check
the Alternate Section box for that day (above), but explain here:
Same times the following week (which may or may not be possible)
I can come on Wednesday afternoon of the following week
I can come on Wednesday evening of the following week
I can come on Thursday of the following week
I can come on Friday of the following week
Other times within the next week (list times below; making up labs in later weeks is a last resort option and will not always be possible):
When done, please click on the following button to submit your
page should appear confirming your submitted request.
If you wish not to submit a request, hit to clear all the information that you have typed in.
Form constructed by Rob Scarrow, 9/17/00. firstname.lastname@example.org, revised
by Rob Scarrow, Sept. 2012.