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Standard Time Blocks

Please note that classes should both start and end at the standard times.

Classes held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and/or Fridays

This schedule accommodates classes that meet for 1 hour (50 minutes), 2 hours (110 minutes), 3 hours (170 minutes), or 4 hours (230 minutes).

50-minute time blocks
Starting Times 7:30 am 8:35 am 9:40 am 10:45 am 11:50 am 12:55 pm 2:00 pm 3:05 pm 4:10 pm
Ending Times 8:20 am 9:25 am 10:30 am 11:35 am 12:40 pm 1:45 pm 2:50 pm 3:55 pm 5:00 pm

This schedule accommodates classes that meet for 1½ hours (80 minutes).  Classes that meet for 3 hours should use the 50-minute start and end times.

80-minute time blocks
Starting Times 8:05 am 11:50 am 1:25 pm 3:00 pm
Ending Times 9:25 am 1:10 pm 2:45 pm 4:20 pm

Classes held on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays

This schedule accommodates classes that meet for 1½ hours (80 minutes), and 3 hours (170 minutes).

80-minute time blocks
Starting Times 7:30 am 9:10 am 10:45 am 12:25 pm 2:00 pm 3:40 pm
Ending Times 8:50 am 10:30 am 12:05 pm 1:45 pm 3:20 pm  5:00 pm

Discussions/labs taught for 50-minutes

Discussion/lab sections that are linked to lecture sections can be taught for 50 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the following times:

50-minute time blocks
Starting Times 7:30 am 9:40 am 10:45 am

12:55 pm

2:00 pm 3:05 pm 4:10 pm
Ending Times 8:20 am 10:30 am 11:35 am 1:45 pm 2:50 pm 3:55 pm 5:00 pm

**Please note that other 50 minute time blocks should not be used as it would overlap with Tuesday and Thursday 80 minute blocks in prime time.

Four or five day a week classes

Classes that currently meet 4 or 5 days a week should adhere to the starting and ending times for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  In order reduce the overlap of class times on Tuesdays and Thursdays, departments are encouraged to limit the number of 4 or 5 day a week classes that meet at 8:35 am – 9:25 am and 11:50 am – 12:40 pm.

Standardized evening start times

  • 4:35 pm
  • 6:00 pm
  • 7:15 pm

Note: Graduate level courses that are not combined with undergraduate courses and are taught in department space are not required to adhere to standardized times.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Registrar's Office, Scheduling Division at 1-7854.

See Standard Time Blocks (PDF) and Standard Time Blocks Chart (PDF)

Last Updated: 5/25/17