The Scheduling of Courses

The following is a list of course times approved by Faculty vote on April 23, 1968 (amended on December 15, 1987 and again on May 3, 2011).  Courses may be scheduled according to the patterns listed below.  We ask that you carefully consider the multiple use of certain time patterns as this may create difficulties for students scheduling their courses.  In particular, in the fall semester, please avoid the use of the TTH 11:30-12:50 time slot for seminars and small classes as this is the time used for First-Year Seminars and most rooms will be in use at that time.

Monday-Wednesday-Friday 

  • 50-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.
  • 80-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. 
  • 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 80 minutes may begin as early as noon.

Tuesday-Thursday

  • 50-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
    • A 1:30 course may start between 1:00 and 1:30
  • 80-minute classes may be scheduled as follows: 8:30, 10:00, 11:30, 1:00, 2:30.
  • Classes and laboratories of more than 80 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.   

Classes may be scheduled at times other than those provided above by permission of the Dean of the Faculty.