Full-time graduate students in Arts & Sciences may request a New Child Leave to assume care for a new child. They should maintain full-time student status. Students on new Child Leave are eligible for relief from TA or RA duties for up to 34 working days while they receive their normal stipend payments. Additional time off without pay for up to a full semester will ordinarily be granted by the Graduate School if approved by the student’s Department.
If longer periods of leave are desired, students will be expected to apply for a Leave of Absence. Students who receive support from external agencies should consult policies and guidelines of the sponsor.
Please contact your department to request a New Child Leave.