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Provost’s office unveils new spring schedule

October 8, 2020

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In a continuous improvement effort and to better focus on students, a new schedule will go into effect spring semester 2021. The new schedule provides less class overlap and more flexibility and will improve registration and reduce overall scheduling conflicts.

In the new schedule , 50- and 75-minute slots run all five weekdays with aligned start times. In this new configuration, the now daily common hour is extended by a half hour — from 11:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — to allow for additional mid-day meeting options. Mass will continue to be offered daily; the time has moved to 12:30 p.m.

Additionally, there will be six or seven time slots per day, compared to our current five time slots, which will provide students with more flexibility and options in choosing courses.

Because classes are now scheduled until 4:20 p.m., music and theatre rehearsals and other extracurricular events will be shifted accordingly. Athletes will be advised to avoid classes that will conflict with practices. Classes in the new 4:20 p.m. time slot must also have sections offered in the morning. A few select science labs have been identified as exceptions to the plan.

We look forward to implementing this new schedule. Advisers and Student Success Center and First Generation Initiative staff are prepared to assist with questions before spring registration next month.