Cancellation of Classes

Policy Number: 
Reason for Policy: 

To establish the University of Oregon policy on cancellation of classes.

Entities Affected by this Policy: 

Students, faculty and staff

Responsible Office: 

Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost: 541-346-3186, OR

Office of Enrollment Management: 541-346-9386,

Enactment & Revision History: 

13 April 2017 - Technical changes enacted by the university secretary and policy number changed to II.01.05

08 February 2010 - Policy number revised from 2.000 to 02.99.01

08 November 1985 - Approved by the university president's staff


Any decision regarding a proposal for campus-wide cancellation of classes rests with the President or the President's designee. In view of the fundamental importance of the University's educational programs, the President's decision to cancel classes will be made only under extraordinary circumstances. The President has delegated to the Vice President for Finance and Administration authority to close the University in the event of severe weather conditions.

  • Volume II: Academics, Instruction and Research
  • Chapter 1: Curriculum and instruction
Original Source: 
UO Policy Statement