Regulations Governing the Scheduling of Classes
(in effect Fall 2016 through Spring 2018)
Classes will meet each week for three class periods of 50 minutes each, for two class periods of 80 minutes each, or for one class period that corresponds as closely as possible to the standard time periods described below.
Meeting patterns: Classes that meet three times weekly may meet only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Classes that meet twice weekly may meet within regulated times on Tuesday and Thursday or Monday and Wednesday afternoons, or on any two mornings combining Monday, Wednesday, or Friday (MW, MF, or WF). Courses that meet once weekly may meet in the afternoon or evening on any day. Classes and laboratory sessions should be scheduled between 8 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. and in the evenings after 7:10 p.m.
Morning classes: On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, classes are scheduled for three periods of 50 minutes each beginning at 8:50 a.m., 9:50 a.m. or 10:50 a.m. On Tuesday and Thursday, classes are scheduled for two 80-minute periods beginning at 8:50 a.m. and 10:20 a.m.; any combination of two on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday (MW, MF, or WF) may be scheduled at 8:20 a.m. or 10:50 a.m.
Afternoon classes: On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, classes are scheduled for three periods of 50 minutes each. Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday classes are scheduled for two periods of 80 minutes each. All afternoon classes should begin at 1:20 p.m. or 2:50 p.m.
These regulations are set by the Education Policy Committee and monitored by the Registrar's Office. Proposed exceptions to these rules must be sent to the Registrar's Office for review by the Academic Deans.
Last updated: February 23, 2016.