Fall 2018 Schedule Change Information

January 19, 2018

The Office of Undergraduate Education and the FAS Registrar's Office will be hosting several Course Scheduling Open Houses to offer support and answer questions regarding the Fall 2018 Schedule Change.

Please join us at Smith Campus Center 4th floor, Large Conference Room (Dunster Street Entrance) for one of the following dates:

  • Thursday, February 22, 1:00pm-2:00pm 
  • Thursday, March 15, 3:00pm-4:00pm 

The intent of new schedule is multi-fold:

  • To prepare for and implement proper schedule blocks and passing time in preparation for the new Allston campus
  • 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.

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 to aid adjustment to the new schedule for Fall 2018.

Though departments have not begun to build out their curricular offerings for the 2018-19 academic year, we invite you to use class schedule data from 2017-18 as a way to practice scheduling your classes within the new meeting pattern.

Here are a few key resources to support your analysis of your department's schedule in light of the Fall 2018 Schedule Change:

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