Course Schedule Policy

Undergraduate and Graduate Course Schedule, Courses Numbered 1-699
(Revised April 2021, Effective Fall 2021)

Period 50-Minute Classes 75-Minute Classes 150-Minute Classes
1 8:30 - 9:20 8:30 - 9:45 8:30 - 11:00
2 10:15 - 11:05 10:15 - 11:30 10:15 - 12:45
3 12:00 - 12:50 12:00 - 1:15 12:00 - 2:30
4 1:45 - 2:35 1:45 - 3:00 1:45 - 4:15
5 3:30 - 4:20 3:30 - 4:45 3:30 - 6:00
6 5:15 - 6:05 5:15 - 6:30 5:15 - 7:45
7 7:00 - 7:50 7:00 - 8:15 7:00 - 9:30
Class Format:
  • When scheduling classes, schedulers should remember to apply the most accurate format to the class

    • Synchronous Online: the class meets online/remotely at a scheduled time; no in-person, face-to-face meetings
    • Asynchronous Online: there are no scheduled meetings; class material is available for students to access online/remotely
    • Online and On Campus (Hybrid): the class meets in person and there are online/remote meetings
    • In-Person: the class meets only in person
  • For faculty who choose to schedule classes on the weekends, the class scheduling periods still apply.
Meeting Start and End Times:
  • All classes, regardless of length, must align with the listed start and end times. Specifically, while classes may end before the listed end time, no class may end later than the noted end time.
Distributional Constraints:
  • Departments may schedule UP TO 50% of all of their classes below the 700 level during periods 2-4 ("prime time").
Special Circumstances:
  • Departments offering six or fewer courses per semester at the 1-699 level do not have to meet this or the other percentage constraints, but they are expected to provide a reasonable spread of courses over the day and week. If departments offering ten or fewer courses at the 1-699 level in a given semester schedule at least one of those courses in the first period, they are permitted to schedule up to 65% (instead of up to 50%) of their classes in periods 2-4 ("prime time").
  • AT LEAST 40% of all departmental course offerings below the 700 level must meet in some combination of two or three (or more) days per week or for two days per week in the MW, WF, or MF pattern.
  • Departments can offer any combination of three-day classes and two-day classes in the MW, WF or MF pattern in order to meet this constraint. The only stipulation is that if a department offers any MW or WF classes it must offer an equal number of the opposite pattern.
  • Departments may schedule UP TO 50% of their classes below the 700 level in the TTH meeting pattern.
Further Clarifications:
  • There are no percentage constraints on 700-level and above graduate classes.
  • For purposes of the percentage constraints, cross-listed courses count only for the department owning the course.
  • No TBAs for day and time may be submitted with the exception of independent studies, internships and asynchronous classes.

Departments who wish to appeal any aspect of their course validation may do so via email(link sends e-mail) to the Office of the University Registrar.

Revised April 30, 2021