29.4 Communications and Computation of Time Periods

  1. Communications prescribed by these rules may be sent by certified United States mail or by messenger. Methods in which evidence of receipt is obtained are preferred. Communications to a person charged shall be sent to the local address, a home or permanent address if one appears in the University records, and the University office address if current University records indicate that the person charged has such an address. If circumstances warrant it, communication should also be made by publication in an appropriate newspaper.
  2. In computing any period of time prescribed or allowed by these regulations, the day of the act or event from which the designated period of time begins shall not be included. The last day of the period so computed shall be included, unless general University offices are not open on that day, in which event the period runs until the end of the next day during which general University offices are open. Communications by mail are deemed complete upon mailing.
  3. For good cause shown, any time period may be extended for a specific number of days or any proceeding continued to a specific date by the Academic Office or the hearing officer.