First and foremost, you are not alone in experiencing hospitalization. You may be wondering how your hospitalization might impact your relationships, academics, housing, and remaining time at the University. The Care and Wellness Consultants, your academic dean or advisor, and the hospital treatment team will help you to navigate these questions. The answers are different for each individual.


Some students may remain enrolled at the University with little interruption to their classes, while others may choose to take a health withdrawal and return home for a semester or two of recovery. The following guidelines can help you to think about this process and make a decision that is right for you. We encourage hospitalized students and their parents to review these guidelines in preparation for discharge and follow-up care.

Navigating Hospitalization