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 8 weeks 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.