By faculty vote on April 23, 1968 (amended on December 15, 1987; May 3, 2011; November 18, 2014), courses may be scheduled according to the following pattern:
1. Monday-Wednesday-Friday: Fifty-minute classes may be scheduled on the hour: 9:00, 10:00,
11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00. A 9:00 class may start anytime between 8:30 and 9:00. Eighty-minute classes may be scheduled at 8:30,12:30, and 2:00 on Monday-Wednesday, Wednesday-Friday, and Monday-Friday. A 2:00 class may start anytime between 2:00 and 3:00 (amended by the faculty, November 18, 2014).
Longer classes of up to 110 minutes may be scheduled at 8:00 or at 2:00 or 2:30. Classes of two hours may be scheduled at 2:00 or 2:30. Laboratories, studios, and class meetings of longer than two hours may be scheduled at 2:00. On Fridays, any class longer than eighty minutes may begin as early as noon (amended by the faculty, May 3, 2011).
2. Tuesday-Thursday: Fifty-minute classes may be scheduled as follows: 9:00, 10:00, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30. The following alternative start times are acceptable: a 9:00 course may start at any time between 8:30 and 9:00; an 11:30 course may start between 11:30 and 12:00; and a 1:30 course may start between 1:00 and 1:30. Eighty-minute classes may be scheduled as follows: 8:30, 10:00, 11:30, 1:00, 2:30.
Classes and laboratories of more than eighty minutes may be scheduled as follows: starting at 8:00 or later, and finishing by 11:20. Two-hour meetings may start at 2:30. Meetings longer than two hours may start at 1:00 or 2:30 (amended by the faculty, May 3, 2011).
4. If the registrar discovers that there are too many classes and not enough classrooms for a given time slot, he or she should consider the best way to match room capacities, configurations (lecture versus seminar), and technologies to class requirements. Priority may be given to classes scheduled within the standard schedule over classes scheduled at nonstandard times. If necessary, the registrar may contact departments to suggest alternative times, and/or alternative rooms, for individual courses. The registrar should report to the faculty annually about course scheduling, assessing the college’s efforts to balance its schedule and providing information about peak and non-peak times (voted by the faculty, May 3, 2011).