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Standard Meeting Patterns: Pullman

The Standard Meeting Patterns, or as Schedule Template, determines the times/days of undergraduate courses.

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
Standard Meetings
Academic Room Scheduling