A month ago, I asked for a room at a certain time-block during the initial room run and my class was not placed. A colleague just now asked for a section at the same time, and s/he received a room. Why?

Posted: April 10, 2018 at 1:08 pm

As the start of the semester nears, rooms often open up as classes are cancelled or shifted around. Rooms are first-come/first-served. A room that was not available a week ago might open up some days later. The Scheduling Office reviews each request individually and checks for open space for every single request. The open space pool is constantly changing because of the volume of requests we receive. The Scheduling Office adheres to the following practices:

  • There is no waiting list for sections needing classrooms.
  • The Scheduling Office does not hold space for any department.
  • The Scheduling Office does not hold space for overflow, back-fill, or any other unique reason. All classroom space is utilized during all periods of the scheduling cycle.

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