Summary: Miss Manners Do and Don't List
This is the (previously) unwritten code of manners I consider necessary for appropriate university
interaction. Hopefully, most of these are obvious to you.
1. Don't get up and walk out during class. This disturbs the instructor and other students. If
there is an unavoidable circumstance that makes it necessary for you to leave class early, sit
near an exit. It is also considerate to inform the instructor at the beginning of class that you
will be leaving early. No reasons needed.
(The "it's not over until it's over" rule also holds for church, Jazz games, and good night
2. Do NOT come to class late. You disrupt others. If your previous class is way across campus,
speak to me about the situation.
3. Miss class only when absolutely necessary - and then only very rarely. When you do miss
class, it is your responsibility to learn the material on your own. Your instructor cannot be
expected to give a private lecture to anyone who missed class.
4. If this class is not full; there will be a number of empty seats. Do NOT take seats in the back
of the room; it makes it very difficult to teach. Fill in seats from the front of the room
instead of immediately taking seats in the back of the class. It makes discussion easier... and
helps save the instructor's vocal chords! And studies have shown that those who sit near the
front generally get better grades!