Meeting Patterns Format and Sequence

Course meeting times should be entered in standard clock format when you submit your schedule request via CLSS.

  • All courses meet for part of a term and must be offered within the beginning and ending dates of the full semester calendar.
  • No course may end on or after the date of graduation for the term.
  • The University Registrar’s Office will determine the appropriate dates for add/drop and dropping without academic penalty, and the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office will determine payment and refund deadlines for all courses.
  • Course schedules should adhere to Standard Hours table.
Standard Hours (Meeting Times)
Morning HoursAfternoon HoursEvening Hours
8:00-8:50 MWF12:00-12:50 MWF5:00-5:50 MWF
8:00-9:15 TR12:30-1:45 TR5:00-6:15 MW or TR
9:00-9:50 MWF1:00-1:50 MWF5:30-6:45 MW or TR
9:30-10:45 TR2:00-2:50 MWF6:00-7:15 MW or TR
10:00-10:50 MWF2:00-3:15 MW or TR6:30-7:45 MW or TR
11:00-11:50 MWF3:00-3:50 MWF7:00-8:15 MW or TR
11:00-12:15 TR3:30-4:45 MW or TR7:30-8:45 MW or TR
Hours apply to three and four credit hour courses offered during the fall and spring semesters.

Additional Notes:

  • MWF classes are 50 minutes and meet on the hour.
  • TR classes are 75 minutes and meet sequentially on the hour/half‐hour beginning at 8:00.
  • MW classes are 75 minutes, meet sequentially, and may be scheduled only after 2:00.
  • Courses should not mix day sequence. The approved sequences are MWF, MW, or TR (Examples of non‐approved sequences: MT or WR or TW.)
  • One semester hour classes meet 50 minutes per week and should follow established meeting pattern start times (above).
  • Two semester hour classes meet 100 minutes per week and should follow established meeting pattern start times (above).
Three hour block courses

Three‐hour block courses should include 150 minutes of instruction and 20 minutes of optional break time (scheduled for 2:00 and later):

Three hour lab courses

Three hour lab courses should follow the following sequence: