Revised FAS Schedule

Our office has compiled a comprehensive list of High Enrollment Classes for Spring 2020 to help departments plan for the academic term. We will continue to update this information as departments confirm their class schedules. 

The instructional day at FAS is organized around designated class start times and fixed pass times. All classes (including labs and discussions) must start at the designated class start times below. Class will run up to 75 minutes, with the last 15 minutes of the 90 minutes reserved for pass time between classes.   

Allston and Cambridge Schedules

Cambridge Campus (L) Allston Campus (R)
9:00am - 10:15am 9:45am - 11:00am
10:30am - 11:45am 11:15am - 12:30pm
12:00pm - 1:15pm 12:45pm - 2:00pm
1:30pm - 2:45pm 2:15pm - 3:30pm
3:00pm - 4:15pm 3:45pm - 5:00pm
4:30pm -5:45pm 5:15pm - 6:30pm
6:00pm - 7:15pm 6:45pm - 8:00pm


Cambridge classes, seminars, colloquia, and labs requiring more than 75 minutes in any single meeting shall begin from a specified subset of the designated class start times: 9:00am, 9:45am*, 12:00pm, 12:45pm*, 3:00pm, 3:45pm* and 6:00pm. See the Summary of the FAS Schedule Change Faculty Legislation for more information.

* Courses meeting exactly 2 hours, 1-2 times per week only.

The intent of the revised schedule is multi-fold:

  • To implement proper schedule blocks and passing time between the Cambridge and Allston campuses.
  • To decompress class scheduling across all days of week and times of day to allow for optimal classroom use and cause fewer student time conflicts by developing a more equitably spread schedule throughout the week.

FAS Departments--Here are a few key resources to support your analysis of your schedule:

The Department Course Balance program was developed by the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL), in partnership with the FAS Registrar’s Office. Departments will not be required to use this tool, but we hope that it will serve as a useful resource.

For more information, contact courses@fas.harvard.edu.