Classroom Rules and Regulations

Classroom Facilities 

Classes are held at a variety of locations on military installations and at civilian sites. You should confirm where your class will be held and ensure there are no access restrictions when registering for a course.

Class Attendance 

Regular attendance and punctuality are expected in all classes. ERAU does not dictate an institutional attendance policy. Worldwide faculty members determine the attendance policy that is appropriate for their individual class, and must share the criteria for attendance/participation with their students. Student physical attendance is required for classroom based face-to-face instruction, EagleVision Classroom, and/or any modality that has a classroom element with specific meeting days and times. Real-time, virtual attendance is required in EagleVision Home courses. Watching playbacks is not considered class attendance.  Students enrolled in an EagleVision Home course must complete the EagleVision Home Technology Compliance Agreement prior to the start of the term. Failure to complete this form may result in a student being administratively dropped. For students taking classes via online or asynchronous modalities, attendance may include criteria such as class participation, postings in discussion threads and responses to classmate postings in discussion threads.  Faculty may weigh these elements as they deem appropriate to calculate final grades. Faculty will record the last date of attendance for each student in each class.

  • Academic Calendar (Holidays that Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide is Closed, no classes will be held)
  • Christmas Eve/Christmas Day/New Year's
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving

Student Class Participation 

Students enrolled in any class modality are expected to log in to their courses through the Worldwide Learning Management System (LMS) beginning the first day of the term and frequently throughout the term, up to and including the last day of the term.

On the first day of the term, students are expected to log in to review course materials, including the syllabus, as well as any announcements from the instructors. Instructors may post updates during the term.  Posting on discussion threads, responding to other students’ posts, and other criteria may be counted for participation in any or all modalities. Logging-in on the last day of the term for review of final assignments, and to review any final changes/announcements from the instructor is also expected.  Individual state regulation requires specific campus locations to document student class activity, independent of any attendance criteria determined by course instructional staff.  Activity reporting in response to individual state regulations is not considered in grade calculations for any course.

Flexible Classroom Instruction 

Class times vary according to local students’ needs. At many teaching locations, classes meet once a week in the evenings; however, other scheduling arrangements, such as meeting weekends or twice a week, are not uncommon.

To enhance learning in the regular classroom, some courses are offered through a blend of classroom and online delivery. While the majority of the instruction occurs in the classroom, a portion of the course takes place online through activities such as guided discussion, group projects, and online assignments. Students have expressed high praise for the flexibility, reflection, and interaction that this instruction affords.

Classroom Rules 

For classes held on military installations and at most civilian sites, the general rule is no eating, drinking, or tobacco use in the classroom. Please abide by rules posted in the classroom, conveyed by the instructor, or communicated by your local campus staff. Students are expected to follow all appropriately issued directives from administration in the case of a health safety emergency (e.g.:  face covering requirements, other personal protective equipment requirements, required procedures intended to avoid close contact between individuals, required temperature or other wellness check procedures, required enhanced ID checks and procedures, etc.).

Bringing children, guests, or pets to class is not permitted. Specific questions related to service animals on campus can be directed to the Worldwide Student Accessibility Services Office at wwdss@erau.edu or 386-226-7334.

Classroom Security 

Because classroom security conditions vary from location to location, students should be aware of their surroundings at all times. Please check with your local campus staff for any known security issues in the area. All security or safety issues and/or incidents should be reported immediately to your instructor or the campus location staff. Worldwide Emergency Preparedness Plans are posted in ERNIE. Information pertaining to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics may be found on the ERAU-Worldwide website.

Late Policy 

Each instructor is entitled to post and enforce their own late policy.

Leave of Absence Policy 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University does not have a leave of absence policy.
The Dean of Students Office provides support with emergency situations and the verification of these events in a confidential manner through the submission of an absence verification form.