Washington University in St. Louis requires all fall and spring classes scheduled in university-managed (pooled) classrooms to adhere to a standard set of meeting days and times.
Ensuring that courses meet during approved days/times is beneficial to the university, as it allows for a greater distribution of classes throughout the day, reduces the number of course time conflicts for students, reduces the number of courses that must be capped due to room size, and facilitates better matches of rooms with instructors’ teaching needs. Effective Fall 2019, courses start on the hour or half hour.
Assignment of University-Managed Classrooms
Departments are discouraged from requesting classrooms seating more than 1 ¼ times the enrollment in order to avoid inefficient use of the university-managed classrooms.
Departments are encouraged to spread the times of their classes between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., minimizing the number of classes held during the prime times (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). This also includes the summer semester
If an instructor needs to meet outside of the standard teaching days/times, a Petition to Teach During Non-Standard Days/Times (PDF) must be submitted. Petitions to teach during non-standard days/times must be approved by the university scheduling review committee.
For More Information
To inquire about the scheduling of classes and class-related events, contact the Office of the University Registrar:
- John Pingree at 314-935-4145 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For special events and non-academic scheduling into university-managed classrooms as well as event scheduling for student organizations, contact the Event Services Office.