MEDICAL WITHDRAWAL RESOURCE & INFORMATION
Students who are currently on a medical withdrawal for physical or mental health reasons, and plan to return to the University now or in the near future will find the following information helpful when transitioning back to campus life.
Students are encouraged to take sufficient time away from the University to stabilize or resolve physical or mental health issues. Oftentimes, this can be anywhere between one full semester to one full academic year. Some helpful questions to consider prior to making the decision to return to UVM are listed below:
- What factors have you considered in making the decision to return to UVM?
- How do you plan to engage in treatment, if appropriate, when you return to UVM?
- What supports or plan for self-care do you have in place for your return?
- When you return to UVM, what are some coping strategies you will use if things are not going well?
It is strongly encouraged that students adhere to the following dates when alerting the University of your intention to return:
- Intention to Return Fall Semester – Notify UVM by July 1
- Intention to Return Spring Semester – Notify UVM by December 1
- Intention to Return Summer Semester – Notify UVM by April 1
Students planning to resume their studies at UVM following a medical withdrawal are REQUIRED to complete the following three steps:
- Notify your School or College’s Academic Dean’s Office of your desire to re-enroll.
- Address any holds that may have been placed on your account by contacting the appropriate office(s). Offices that may have placed holds are Student Financial Services, Dean of Students Office, and the Center for Student Ethics & Standards. *If you medically withdrew prior to May 2015 please contact John Paul Grogan at email@example.com to indicate your intention to return to the university. You may also reach John Paul by calling Counseling & Psychiatry Services (CAPS) at 802-656-3340.
- If you are an on-campus student and wish to request on-campus housing, notify Residential Life of your intent to re-enroll.
Prior to returning to campus students are encouraged to take the following steps:
- Set up a supportive plan with your community provider(s) or the University of Vermont’s provider(s) (Counseling & Psychiatry Services or Student Health Services), to identify any supportive resources that may be helpful in your transition back to the University.
- Communicate with your school or college’s academic dean’s office in order to review academic standing, select appropriate courses, and address any unresolved registration issues.
- Contact any offices that may be helpful to your academic success such as the ACCESS Office and Academic Success Programs. If you are not currently receiving support from either of these offices, please see links below to determine if you may be eligible for services.
Upon return to campus, students are strongly encouraged to:
- Schedule an appointment with the academic Dean’s Office of your school or college within the first week of the semester to review course load and any outstanding registration issues.
- If you have not already done so, schedule an appointment with an on-campus or community medical or mental health provider.
- If you have not already done so, schedule an appointment with ACCESS, Academic Success Programs, or any other campus resources that may be helpful.
|Academic Dean's Offices|
|Agriculture & Life Sciences||802-656-0289|
|Arts & Sciences||802-656-3344|
|Continuing & Distance Education||802-656-2085|
|Education & Social Services||802-656-3468|
|Engineering & Mathematical Sciences||802-656-3392|
|Nursing & Health Sciences||802-656-0968|
|Center for Health and Wellbeing|
|Counseling and Psychiatry Services||802-656-3340|
|Student Health Services||802-656-3350|
|Student Affairs Departments|
|Academic Success Programsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Center for Student Ethics & Standardsemail@example.com|
|Dean of Students Officefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Office of Student & Community Relationsemail@example.com|
|Student Financial Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Last modified June 25 2015 01:52 PM