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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.


  1. After a full year has been created in Coursedog, the class schedule will begin to roll over each semester as a starting point for departments.
  2. Department schedulers create the class schedule in the Coursedog scheduling system found here
  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. 


Notice: Timeline dates for scheduling are subject to change. Please see the timeline in Coursedog for official dates.
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.

Time in Class

Use this table to help determine the amount of time in class per credit hour (or curriculum approved lab/lecture hours).

Table of credits compared against time spent in class for semesters and terms

Standard Meeting Patterns

The university has begun using standard meeting patterns to benefit students and maximize university resources. With this change, we have aligned the 75-minute class periods to be consistent between MW and TTh. The chart below displays the standard meeting patterns and is followed by two tables that show the times based on credit hours for Fall/Winter vs. Spring/Summer.

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Table of standard meeting patterns for the class schedule

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.
Evening sections only: To accommodate 4pm start time 4:00-5:15, 5:30-6:45, 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
  • 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.