Mandatory First Class Attendance (Policy)

Academic departments may designate courses (not individual sections) as “Mandatory First Class Attendance,” which requires enrolled students to attend the first official meeting, as indicated in the UO Class Schedule, of designated courses. Attendance will be taken at the first official meeting of all courses with this designation. These courses are identified in the Class Schedule.

Enrolled students who do not attend the first official meeting of these courses will be dropped from the course. Departments will report the students who do not attend the first official meeting to the Office of the Registrar by 5:00 p.m. on the second day that the class meets, and the registrar’s office will drop the students from the course. The university refund schedule applies.

After the first official meeting, students may add courses with the “Mandatory First Class Attendance” designation only with instructor approval. Instructors may deny course adds after the first official session.

Students may request a waiver of the first class meeting policy for exceptional circumstances by contacting their instructor prior to the first official meeting. The instructor has the option to waive the requirement based on the reason provided by the student but is not required to do so.

Instructors who approve a late add or grant a waiver must allow students to make up any missed work.

Approved By: University Senate        Date: 06/06/2018

Motion Number: US17/18-21

Revision History: First version approved 06/06/2018

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