Class Schedule Resources

This website provides class schedule resources for academic department coordinators.

Class Schedule Production Timeline

(This timeline refers to the semester preceding the semester being scheduled)

Weeks 1-4

Departments plan and enter the class schedule into the Schedule Planning & Analysis database (SPA).

Week 3

Departments submit new or renewal Classroom Pre-scheduling Requests (based on room features, effect on neighboring classes, or faculty accommodations) to the Office of the Registrar.

Week 4

Office of the Registrar prepares the new semester for data entry in PeopleSoft.

Departments begin entering class schedule data into PeopleSoft. In the future this step will be replaced by a data import from SPA.

Departments submit Computer Lab Request / Large Lecture Room Request / Disabled Faculty Room Request to the Office of the Registrar.

Weeks 5-7

Departments enter the class schedule into PeopleSoft, review audits and fix errors.

Week 5

Deans review proposed class schedules in SPA, verify that the schedules have been prepared in accordance with scheduling rules and that the departments comply with the required class distribution percentages.

Office of the Registrar assigns rooms to large lecture, computer lab, and approved disabled faculty requests.

Week 7

Departments finalize class schedule entry in PeopleSoft in preparation for room assignments.

Week 8-9

Schedule25® process places lectures and seminars in unrestricted classrooms. Only lecture and seminar-type classes scheduled according to the Course Scheduling Rules are placed in rooms by Schedule25®. Schedule25® places classes based on:

Factors not considered by Schedule25® include but are not limited to: class instructor, instructor's office location, instructor’s room preferences, instructor’s status or schedule, historical class times and placements, placements of other classes within and outside of the department.

Next, all remaining lectures and seminars not scheduled according to the rules, and other classes such as Activity, Lab, Tutorial, etc. are placed in the remaining available spaces.

Departments and Office of the Registrar finalize the class schedule in preparation for advising.

Weeks 10-11

Mandatory Academic Advising.

Week 12-13

Early registration for continuing students.