Being sick is always challenging and even more distressing when the illness is impacting class attendance and/or academic deadlines and exams.  Recognizing this, there is a process in place for students to alert the university by submitting the Sickness Support Request Form.  The support form is part of a larger set of resources provided through the Temporary Resource Management (TRM) system for students who are sick. We encourage all students who are ill to contact Health Services for care and a Health Services team member can register the student through TRM as needed. 

Once a student submits the Sickness Support Request Form, a staff member from Student Support Services will send an email (usually within 24 hours) to review resources and to check in about academic concerns and general support which may be needed. As needed, we can arrange for a Dean’s Note to be sent to professors. Fortunately most students are on the mend rather quickly, and for those few who may experience a longer recovery period, Student Support Services will make every effort to provide assistance in determining an academic plan.

For any healthcare related concerns, students should call Health Services at 401.863.1330. 


If you have or your friend/roommate has:

EMS (Emergency Medical Services) @ 401.863.4111
  • Confusion or decreased awareness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Pain in your chest
Health Services IMMEDIATELY @ 401.863.1330
  • Rash
  • Severe headache
  • Stiff neck
Health Services Today @ 401.863.1330
  • Bloody or rust-colored mucus
  • Severe sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Have a chronic medical condition, or are pregnant or nursing
  • Were feeling better for 24 hours but now feel ill again
  • Have any other conditions that concern you

Register here for Sickness Support Request Form by clicking the link of scanning the QR code below.