Student Handbook


Students in good standing (academic and disciplinary) who wish to leave the University temporarily for medical or other reasons must request a Leave of Absence from the appropriate Associate or Assistant Dean in the student’s College. (Exploratory students and Liberal Arts majors should contact the appropriate Dean within the College of Arts and Sciences.) Additionally, it is the student’s responsibility to contact Student Financial Services and the Office of Residence Life for additional information regarding a leave of absence. Depending on the reasons for taking leave, a student may be eligible for a partial tuition refund through Xavier’s tuition insurance program. 


Leaves of absence will be approved by the Associate or Assistant Dean in consultation with the Dean of Students on a case-by-case basis. The same Associate or Assistant Dean, in consultation with others on campus, may establish conditions for reenrollment to help ensure a student’s success upon return from a leave.