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Scheduling Guidelines & Forms

Registrar Information
  • Email: classschedule@tulane.edu
  • Office Phone: (504) 865-5231
  • Address: 110 Gibson Hall
  • Contacts: Peg Spencer, Meredith Lapre, Ryan Garrity

Guidelines

Classes not using standard meeting patterns will not be assigned a general pool classroom. Classroom demand is at a record high, so to accommodate the many requests from departments/instructors, these guidelines must be followed.

Begin scheduling your classes at 8:00 AM. You must use all meeting patterns before you may repeat an existing meeting pattern on your schedule. Submit the same number of sections/seats (or more) as your department offered last spring. You must submit a completed schedule distribution form for all your classes. Unequally distributed schedules (ex: only TR 1100-1345) will be returned to the department to be corrected. Submissions not including a completed schedule distribution form will also be returned to the department.

If you are unfamiliar with the correct procedure for submitting your classes, please contact Peg Spencer or Meredith Lapre. We will be happy to assist you in any manner we can.

Schedule Distribution

3-credit courses

How to distribute your courses when scheduling:
  1. First, schedule your courses using only standard meeting patterns. Do not repeat a meeting pattern until you have used all possible patterns ONCE. (In the example, courses were scheduled from lowest to highest course number.)
  2. Then, if any courses remain to be scheduled, you may repeat each pattern for a second time. (In the example, REGR 6000, REGR 7000.) Do not repeat the meeting pattern a third time until you’ve used all possible patterns twice.
  3. Repeat until all standard meeting pattern courses have been scheduled.
  • Standard Meeting Patterns (MWF)
  • MWF 8:00 am – 8:50 am
  • MWF 9:00 am – 9:50 am
  • MWF 10:00 am – 10:50 am
  • MWF 11:00 am – 11:50 am
  • MWF 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
  • MWF 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
  • MWF 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
  • MWF 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm
  • MWF 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
  • Standard Meeting Patterns (TR)
  • TR 8:00 am – 9:15 am
  • TR 9:30 am – 10:45 am
  • TR 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
  • TR 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
  • TR 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
  • TR 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
  • Once-Weekly Seminars
  • M 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • T 3:30 pm – 5:55 pm
  • W 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • R 3:30 pm – 5:55 pm
  • F 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Evening Classes*
  • 5:30 pm – 8:10 pm
  • 6:00 pm – 8:40 pm
  • 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm
  • *Once weekly: M, T, W, R, or F
    Additional times and Saturday options may be available

4-credit courses

How to distribute your courses when scheduling:
  1. First, schedule your courses using only standard meeting patterns. Do not repeat a meeting pattern until you have used all possible patterns ONCE. (In the example, courses were scheduled from lowest to highest course number.)
  2. Then, if any courses remain to be scheduled, you may repeat each pattern for a second time. Do not repeat the meeting pattern a third time until you’ve used all possible patterns twice.
  3. Repeat until all standard meeting pattern courses have been scheduled
MEETING PATTERNS – FOUR-DAY OPTIONS (not all shown in grid):

For every course, choose ONE from EACH group. Do not use either choice again until all other choices have been used once.

  • Group 1
  • MWF 8:00 am – 8:50 am
  • MWF 9:00 am – 9:50 am
  • MWF 10:00 am – 10:50 am
  • MWF 11:00 am – 11:50 am
  • MWF 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
  • MWF 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
  • MWF 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
  • MWF 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm
  • MWF 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
  • Group 2
  • T 8:00 am – 9:15 am
  • R 8:00 am – 9:15 am
  • T 9:30 am – 10:45 am
  • R 9:30 am – 10:45 am
  • T 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
  • R 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
  • T 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
  • R 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
  • T 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
  • R 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
  • T 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
  • R 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
MEETING PATTERNS – TWO-DAY OPTIONS:

For every course, choose ONE from the list below.

  • Standard Meeting Patterns
  • MW 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm
  • MF 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm
  • WF 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm
  • MW 3:00 pm – 4:50 pm
  • MF 3:00 pm – 4:50 pm
  • WF 3:00 pm – 4:50 pm