Classroom & Academic Scheduling

The Office of the University Registrar coordinates academic scheduling and is significantly involved in facilitating the management of course and classroom scheduling across much of Washington University in St. Louis’ Danforth Campus.

Class Start Times

Starting in fall 2012, Washington University day classes on the Danforth Campus begin 10 minutes after their published start time. This change extends the time between classes from seven minutes to 10 minutes. Faculty members are encouraged to end their classes on time to ensure enough travel time between classes.

University College classes and graduate and professional school classes begin at their published start time, unless otherwise noted.


University-Managed (Pooled) Classrooms

Classroom Scheduling Policy

Washington University requires all fall and spring classes scheduled in university-managed (pooled) classrooms to adhere to a standard set of meeting days and times. Read more about the classroom scheduling policy and approved teaching days and times.

Classroom Directory

To see a list of university-managed (pooled) classrooms scheduled by the Office of the University Registrar, visit the classroom directory (with descriptions, photos and room features) on the Teaching Center website.

Information Needed for Assigning Pooled Classrooms

Academic departments collect teaching information from instructors to help ensure that courses are assigned to the pooled classrooms best suiting the needs of the instructor and course.

Instructors should provide departmental academic administrators with information such as preferred standard teaching days and times, enrollment limits and pooled classroom room feature preferences, including audio-visual needs.

WUCRSL users must enter pooled classroom feature preferences into a website called the Classroom Planning Interface (CPI).  Documents for using the CPI can be found here:

CPI Instructions

CPI Course Preferences Report

Contact John Pingree, coordinator for academic support in the Office of the University Registrar, with questions regarding scheduling classes into university-managed classrooms.

Requesting Pooled Classrooms for Non-Academic-Related Events

The Office of the University Registrar is responsible for scheduling all academic-related events (including classes, evening exams, review sessions and final exams) into pooled classrooms. Those who wish to use pooled classrooms for special (non-academic) events should first review the policy for requesting pooled classrooms established by Event Management on their website.

Requests for pooled classrooms may be made by visiting Reserve-A-Space, a resource for students, faculty and staff to request event spaces across most of the Danforth Campus.