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Standard Meeting Patterns: Pullman

The Standard Meeting Patterns, also referred to as Schedule Template, determines the times/days  undergraduate courses may be offered. The Standard Meeting pattern is intended to maximize utilization in General University Classrooms (GUCs) and optimize student registration options. Courses with 3+ credits/units must be offered using all the days in the meeting pattern.

  • Example: A three credit class meeting MWF must meet for 50 minutes each on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and may not be offered on just two days for 75 minutes.
  • Example: A three credit class meeting TH must meet for 75 minutes on both Tuesday and Thursday and may not be offered for 150 minutes on one day.

All sections of professional and graduate courses scheduled in GUCs must be scheduled using the standard periods. Classes longer than the standard meeting time must start or end using the Schedule Template times. 

Standard Meeting Patterns

Effective Fall 2020: The standard meeting pattern was updated to prevent courses taught on 4 or more days from starting or ending at the same time as a course using a MWF or TH meeting pattern. Courses taught TH were moved 5 minutes later starting at 12:00pm. This change is reflected in this table.

M,W,F (60%) Tu,Th (40%)
8:10 – 9:00 am 7:45 – 9:00 am
9:10 – 10:00 am 9:10 – 10:25 am
10:10 – 11:00 am 10:35 – 11:50 am
11:10 am – 12:00 pm 12:05 – 1:20 pm
12:10 – 1:00 pm 1:30 – 2:45 pm
1:10 – 2:00 pm 2:55 – 4:10 pm
2:10 – 3:00 pm 4:20 – 5:35 pm
3:10 – 4:00 pm 5:45 – 7:00 pm 
4:10 – 5:00 pm  
5:10 – 6:00 pm  

Effective Spring 2012: 75-minute M,W scheduling periods are not allowed.

Ratio of MWF to TH Classes

Courses should be evenly distributed throughout the week. It is expected that the following ratio will be utilized when determining class days.

  • 60% Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
  • 40% Tuesday, Thursday 

Class Times

Courses should be evenly distributed throughout the day. 9:00 am - 3:00 pm classes are most frequently requested and room options are more limited during this times. The chart below shows historical class day/time information.

Historical Data

These chart show how meeting times were utilized in previous semesters. Use this data to find times when few classes are taught.

Meeting Templates by Campus

Meeting Days

3 Credit Lecture Courses

Courses should be scheduled using the following meeting days:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday (60%)
  • Tuesday, Thursday (40%)

4 Credit Lecture Courses

Four-credit lecture courses which meet four days a week are to be scheduled within each semester equally over the following five combinations:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Session Dates

Information about available sessions, including the deadlines, is available on the Registrar Deadlines: Drop, Withdrawal, P/F, Audit page.

Standard Meetings
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