Most students question if they should risk not going to class or skip it to rest. The answer to the question: Stay home.
Going to class sick will only get other students sick.
You should stay in bed and allow yourself to rest to get better. The lack of rest can make the illness worse and it will take you longer to get better.
If you decide to stay home, you should email a fellow student from the class and ask what you missed before emailing the professor. Professors prefer students stay on top of their work regardless of their illness.
Most classes only allow so many absences before it is dropped a letter grade. Therefore, if you are constantly missing class without an excuse, be aware your professor may ask for proof you were sick.
Sickness sometimes falls on the worst times. If you are sick on an exam day or during a presentation, you should use your best judgment or contact your professor for options.
A lot of professors do not allow make-up exams or quizzes, but some will when not going to class.
Professors know students are only human and get sick. They themselves have to take off time-to-time because of getting an illness, too.
Make sure you check your syllabus for the attendance policy if you plan on taking a day off. Only take a day off if absolutely necessary.
Do not overwork yourself. Make sure you wash your hands often, eat well and get plenty of sleep.
For resource purposes, visit Etter Health Center on the bottom floor of Naugle Hall if you feel medical help is necessary.