The following is designed to provide guidance to UO faculty, students, and prospective students regarding UO students, prospective students, and visiting scholars attending classes for which they are not enrolled and gaining access to Canvas or other Learning Management Systems (LMS) sites for classes for which they are not enrolled.

Attending Classes

UO students may wish to attend classes for which they are not enrolled, with the intent to add the classes prior to the add deadline. For this purpose, students may attend classes for which they are not enrolled up to the last day to add classes, as long as there are enough seats for all enrolled students to be seated first. However, instructors, at their discretion, may ask non-enrolled students to leave the class.

In addition, prospective UO students and visiting scholars may wish to attend classes for which they are not enrolled, with the intent to learn more about the UO and/or contribute in some way to the course, such as presenting a guest lecture. For this purpose, prospective students and visiting scholars may attend one class occurrence per course, with the permission of the academic program, department, school, or college, and/or the instructor.

In either case, if unenrolled individuals are attending a class session, faculty should not take attendance by calling out names from the class roster.

Access to Canvas (or other Learning Management System)

Student access to Canvas course sites for individuals not enrolled in the class is not allowed, as that access would expose non-directory information to non-enrolled individuals.