Class Scheduling & Classrooms

The process of scheduling classes begins six to eight months before the beginning of each term.

Scheduling Guidelines

When requesting general assignment classroom spaces, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • 25% of total class hours should be scheduled outside of prime time
  • 30% of total class hours with enrollments of 150 + should be scheduled outside of prime time

Prime-time is defined as Monday–Thursday 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Standard meeting times for 3 & 4 unit courses is defined as noted below. 3 & 4 unit classes in patterns other than these times are given a lower priority in room assignments:

Three unit classes:

  • MWF 1 hour
  • TR 1.5 hours

Four unit classes:

  • MTWR and MTWF 1 hour
  • TR 2 hours
  • MW 2 hours 
  • WF 2 hours 
  • MF 2 hours 

For Standard meeting times; see General Scheduling Codes & Guidelines.

The primary portion of a course (lecture) is assigned a general assignment space before the secondary part of a course (discussion or laboratory). 

Summer Sessions Scheduling

The standard time pattern for classroom utilization during summer sessions is modified to accommodate the shortened sessions while conforming to approved contact hours. The summer standard time patterns are provided with the call for summer sessions scheduling updates.

Course Restrictions

Pass Two restrictions should be noted in the Restrictions on Enrollment field of the Integrated Curriculum Management System (ICMS) course approval form. Restrictions not noted on the course approval form are limited to Pass One Registration Only. All Pass One course enrollment restrictions require dean's approval (or dean's designee). 

Changes After Registration Begins 

If the term is already open for registration, requests for changes to undergraduate courses need the approval of the college dean (or dean's designee). If a course already has enrollment for the term, it is the responsibility of the department to inform students and instructors of approved scheduling changes. The Office of the University Registrar will send a computer-generated email notification to all enrolled and wait-listed students when there is a schedule change, room change or course cancellation.

Classroom Information

The General Assignment Classroom Guide provides information for each general assignment classroom.

Every department has a staff member responsible for working with the Office of the University Registrar (OUR) to schedule classes. The department scheduler can communicate any special requests related to the classroom assignment to the Scheduling Unit in the OUR. These should be communicated as early as possible and prior to the beginning of classes. The Office of the University Registrar will contact the department representative if a special request cannot be accommodated. 

Classroom Usage

  • Classes that start before noon, end 10 minutes before the hour. (i.e. 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.)
  • Classes that start afternoon or later, start 10 minutes past the hour. (i.e. 1:10 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

This 10 minute period is to accommodate the transition of classes in the classroom.

If there is a problem with any of the following, please call 530-752-3333:

  1. Technology 
    (Video, Audio, Network, Projector, Screen, Monitor, Clocks, and Wireless Network)
  2. Building/Custodial
    (Access, Alarms, Furniture, Lights, Water, Electrical, Plumbing, Steam, Trash, Cleanliness, Spills, Chalk/Markers Replenishment, and Bathrooms)

Scheduling Problems? Please contact your department scheduler.