If a student does not attend by the second class meeting of a semester or summer session, and has not informed the departmental office of the intent to remain in the course, the instructor may institute proceedings to drop the student from the class. This should only be done when the space is needed for another student. A faculty member may not institute drop proceedings after the third week of class. A student cannot drop a class merely by not attending. The student who is dropped by the instructor will be notified of such action by the Office of the Registrar.