Full-time graduate students in Arts & Sciences, including PhD students in Engineering, Business, and Social Work, 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 not expected to participate in mentored teaching or research experience for up to 8 weeks while they receive their normal stipend payments. Additional time off without receiving a stipend 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.