Fall 2021 Reserved Seating

Reserved seating is an available function of the student information system that enables academic departments to set aside or reserve a certain number of seats for a specific group of students. This feature will be utilized for the Fall 2021 semester at the 100- and 200- course level to help ensure there are face-to-face offerings available for incoming undergraduate students at the time of registration.

During registration, students selecting a class with reserved seats must meet additional criteria to register for a reserved seat. If the student meets the criteria, they can register for the reserved seat.  If they do not meet the criteria, they can register for unreserved seats, if available.

Any remaining seats will be released for general registration when the reserved seat period expires on Thursday, July 15, 2021.


Fall 2021 Reserved Seating FAQs

Reserved Seating in Fall 2021 is intended for incoming students. To meet the criteria to register for a reserved seat in a 100- or 200-level section, the student must be admitted at the Undergraduate level and have a Admit Term of 202170 – Fall 2021.

A list of common registration errors and resolutions is available at https://registrar.gmu.edu/topics/common-registration-error-messages/.   

Any course with reserved seats will be indicated by the seat count in the Reserved Seat column in Patriot Web.  There will be two indicators with a count to display the available seats in each group (unreserved, reserved). Registration Navigation Instructions are available to guide you.  

During registration, the system will identify students who meet the requirements for the reserved seats, and those students will have priority to register for the course.  If there are available unreserved seats, you may register.  After the reserved seat period expires, any remaining seats will be made available for general registration.   

Yes, incoming students will be allowed to register once the reserve capacity has been reached if there are available unreserved seats.   

No, waitlists are not available on courses with reserved seating.

The reserved seat period will expire on Thursday, July 15, 2021.  Any remaining seats will be released for general registration.   

“Reserve-Closed” means that the course is full due to reserved seating, and you are not eligible to register for one of the reserved seats. You may search for a different section of the course or wait until the reserve seating period expires to determine if there are remaining seats available.