K-State students can skip the first day of class, thanks to the solar eclipse

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The solar eclipse is giving K-State students a reason to skip the first day of fall classes.

The university announced a temporary suspension of its attendance policy for August 21. Provost and Senior Vice President April Mason told 13 NEWS students should have the choice whether to view the eclipse or attend class.

The policy usually requires students to attend their first day of classes or their registration is cancelled.