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Creating the Class Schedule

Departments create the class schedule and the university publishes it online before registration. The class schedule must be accurate and available before then.

Procedure

  1. Class Scheduling rolls over the class schedule from the previous year as a starting point for departments.
  2. Department schedulers create the class schedule in the Coursedog scheduling system found here coursedog.byu.edu
  3. The university assigns priority to classrooms for departments and colleges based on utilization. Each classroom may have 2 levels of priority. Priority room assignments can be seen on CLS08 or CLS09.
    • Priority 1 Scheduling – Units may schedule classes in their priority level 1 rooms during this time period.
    • Priority 2 Scheduling – Units may schedule classes in their priority level 1 and 2 rooms during this time period.
  4. Class Scheduling will assign rooms after priority 2 ends for classes that still need a room or will work with departments to explore alternative class times.

Timeline

Procedure Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Priority 1 Scheduling begins 1st Wed of December begins 1st Wed of April begins 1st Wed of Aug
Priority 2 Scheduling begins 2nd Wed of February begins 3rd Wed of June begins 3rd Wed of October
Limited Changes Begin 1st Wed of March 2nd Wed of July 2nd Wed of November
Schedule Available Online April 1 August 1 December 1
Registration Begins June* October* March*

*General dates and time periods may vary from year to year.

Suggested Class Periods

Beginning Spring 2020 we will begin using standard meeting patterns. With this change, we have aligned the 75-minute class period twice a week to be consistent between MW and TTh. Two tables below display the basic standard meeting patterns for Fall and Winter vs. Spring and Summer.

The table immediately below is helpful in determining the amount of time in class per credit hour (or curriculum approved lab/lecture hours).

Fall and Winter
2 credits 3 credits (50 minute classes) 3 credits (75 minute classes) 4 credits
7:00-7:50 MW or TTh 7:00-7:50 MWF 8:00-9:15 MW or TTh 7:00-7:50 Daily
8:00-8:50 MW or TTh 8:00-8:50 MWF 9:30-10:45 MW or TTh 8:00-8:50 Daily
9:00-9:50 MW or TTh 9:00-9:50 MWF 11:00-12:15 MW Only 9:00-9:50 Daily
10:00-10:50 MW or TTh 10:00-10:50 MWF 12:30-1:45 MW or TTh 10:00-10:50 Daily
11:00-11:50 MW only 11:00-11:50 MWF 2:00-3:15 MW or TTh 12:00-12:50 Daily
etc. etc. 3:30-4:45 MW or TTh etc.
Spring and Summer
2 credits 2 credits 3 credits 3 credits (75 min classes) 4 credits
8:00-9:50 MW or TTh 8:00-8:50 MTWTh 8:00-9:50 MWF or TThF 8:00-9:15 MTWTh 8:00-9:50 MTWTh
10:00-11:50 MW only 9:00-9:50 MTWTh 10:00-11:50 MWF only 9:30-10:45 MTWTh 12:00-1:50 MTWTh
12:00-1:50 MW or TTh 10:00-10:50 MTWTh 12:00-1:50 MWF or TThF 12:30-1:45 MTWTh 2:00-3:50 MTWTh
2:00-3:50 MW or TTh 12:00-12:50 MTWTh 2:00-3:50 MWF or TThF 2:00-3:15 MTWTh 4:00-5:50 MTWTh

Changes to Schedule After Publishing Online

Some changes will be made to the class schedule after publishing online. For example, the student demand for a class may exceed classroom size or a class will no longer be offered. If possible, the change will be made. Keep in mind it is difficult to reschedule rooms during prime hours.

In some cases the section must be cancelled and a new section created. If students are already registered for a class that needs to be changed or cancelled, the department must notify them by e-mail.

Please check the chalkboards, technology, and seating type before the class schedule is published.

To make class changes, faculty members must go through their department scheduler who then must contact the appropriate scheduling office:

Class Scheduling and Curriculum 801-422-0999
Evening Classes 801-422-2873
Salt Lake Center 801-933-9433
Online Classes 801-422-4035

Scheduling Help Sections & Events

Unscheduled academic classrooms can be requested through Class Scheduling or Campus Scheduling depending on the circumstances.

  • Full semester/term help sections or TA office hours can be scheduled starting the 3rd day of class through Class Scheduling (801-422-0999 or classscheduling@byu.edu).
  • After the add/drop deadline, all help sections must be scheduled through Campus Scheduling (801-422-3134).
  • Any non-academic event needs to be scheduled through Campus Scheduling. The event will be tentative until after the add/drop deadline.