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  • Questions about course registration: FAQ
  • Questions about specific labs should be directed to your TA. Find the name and email address of your TA on the course page for your lab (links above).
  • Questions about PY labs in general should be addressed to the PY Labs Director.

Department Policies:

  • Repeating lab?
    • If the lab is separate from the class and has any credit hours associated with it, you do not have to retake the lab.
    • If the lab is zero credits and part of the class, you must retake the lab with the class.
  • Switching or adding of lab sections after the 'Last day to add a course without permission of instructor' is NOT allowed.
  • Adding or switching a lab section for any reason after the University's Drop/Add Deadline it must be approved by the Assistant Department Head.
  • Missing a lab:
    • You are expected to attend all labs. There are no make-up labs for ANY reason.
    • If you will miss a lab due to a scheduled official University event you can present your Lab Instructor with a copy of the official letter stating your participation and will be excused from that lab.
    • For ALL other requests for lab exemptions, you must download and fill out the Lab Exemption Request Form and submit it to the PY Labs Director, Robert Egler, in Fox 236 ( within 24 hours of the missed lab.

Expectations of Lab Students:

  • You must arrive on time.
  • You must bring a writing utensil and a calculator.
  • You are expected to be a good group member:
    • Include all members of the group in lab activities.
    • Work effectively and efficiently as a group member.
    • Assist other group members when needed.

Additional policies and expectations are listed on the course page for your lab (links above).