Your Status as a Full-time Student
- be pursuing studies as a full-time occupation, and thus may not be employed more than an average of 10 hours per week (520 hours per academic year);
- identify themselves as full-time graduate students;
- be designated by the university as full-time graduate students;
- be geographically available and visit the campus regularly.
Without forfeiting full-time status, graduate students, while still under supervision, may be absent from the university (e.g., visiting libraries, doing field work, attending a graduate course at another institution) provided that, if any such period of absence exceeds four weeks in any one term, written evidence shall be available in the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office to the effect that the absence has the approval of the chairperson of the department/program, and the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies