The FAS Schedule

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Who is this for?

Department staff who enter course information into my.harvard.

Faculty and Teaching Staff who need to find a course meeting time. Including Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows who manage sectioning.

The FAS Schedule Rules

The FAS Schedule enables proper pass time between classes, decompresses the FAS schedule, reduces student time conflicts, and increases student course choices. All classes in FAS (including labs, discussions, etc.) must start at designated start times and cannot take place during pass times.

1. Use pre-determined combinations for course meeting days 

Help us keep course meetings consistent for students.

  • Courses meeting 3 days a week must do so on M/W/F.
  • Courses meeting 2 days a week must do so on T/TH or M/W, M/F, or W/F.

2. Use pre-determined course times (depending on the length of the course)

Important: Course start and end times depend on the course's location.

1 to 1.25 hour courses

Must start at designated times and must meet for a minimum of 60 minutes , e.g. 9-10 AM on Cambridge campus, 9:45-10:45 AM on Allston campus.


2 to 2.75 hour courses

Must start at designated times and must meet for a minimum of 2 hours, e.g. 9-11 AM on Cambridge campus; 9:45-11:45 AM on Allston campus.


FAS courses must start at designated start times and end times. The length and location of the course dictates permitted start times which are outlined in this table.
Cambridge 1 to 1.25 hour courses Cambridge 2 to 2.75 hour courses Allston 1 to 1.25 hour courses Allston 2 to 2.75 hour courses
9:00am - 10:15am 9:00am - 11:45am 9:45am - 11:00am 9:45am - 12:30pm
10:30am - 11:45am *9:45am - 11:45am 11:15am - 12:30pm  
12:00pm - 1:15pm 12:00pm - 2:45pm 12:45pm - 2:00pm 12:45pm - 3:30pm
1:30pm - 2:45pm *12:45pm - 2:45pm 2:15pm - 3:30pm  
3:00pm - 4:15pm 3:00pm - 5:45pm 3:45pm - 5:00pm 3:45pm - 6:30pm
4:30pm - 5:45pm *3:45pm - 5:45pm 5:15pm - 6:30pm  
6:00pm - 7:15pm 6:00pm - 8:45pm   6:45pm - 8:00pm 6:45pm - 9:30pm
  *6:45pm - 8:45pm    

  *Course meets for exactly 2 hours.

Course Balance Tool 

Analyze your department’s schedule with the Course Balance Tool. Apply the schedule rules to your department and see which times or days of the week are oversubscribed.


Need Assistance?

Course Support

Email: FAS Registrar's Office – Courses team
Call: Leave a voicemail at 617-496-5212

  • for questions related to creating and maintaining courses