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California State University, Long Beach

Academic Scheduling - Policies & Procedures

Standard Scheduling Grid

Lecture and Seminar Classes - Daytime

The following standard class scheduling times must be used when scheduling daytime lecture and seminar classes.  This applies to both university and college/department owned space. Exceptions, if any, require approval from Academic Affairs and must be submitted on a "Request for Exception to Standard Class Start Time" form found in Forms through your Single Sign-On (SSO) access.

Class sections with 2 required contact hours

M-W-F M-W T-TH
N/A classes would only be scheduled for 35 minutes 8:00 am - 8:50 am
9:00 am - 9:50 am
10:00 am - 10:50 am
11:00 am - 11:50 am
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
8:00 am - 8:50 am
9:30 am - 10:20 am
11:00 am - 11:50 am
12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

Class sections with 3 required contact hours

M-W-F M-W T-TH
8:00 am - 8:50 am
9:00 am - 9:50 am
10:00 am - 10:50 am
11:00 am - 11:50 am
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
8:00 am - 9:15 am
9:30 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
8:00 am - 9:15 am
9:30 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Class sections with 4 required contact hours

M-W-F M-W T-TH

8:00 am - 9:10 am
9:30 am - 10:40 am
11:00 am - 12:10 pm
12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
3:30 pm - 4:40 pm

8:00 am - 9:50 am
9:00 am - 10:50 am
10:00 am - 11:50 am
11:00 am - 12:50 am
12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
3:00 pm - 4:50 pm
4:00 pm - 5:50 pm

Authorized exceptions will be granted for classes meeting:

8:00 am - 9:50 am
10:00 am - 11:50 am
12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
4:00 pm - 5:50 pm

A Request for Exception must be filed for any other meeting pattern.

Start times for 1 Day a Week classes- all units/required contact hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8:00 am
9:00 am
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm

8:00 am
9:30 am
11:00 am
12:30 pm
2:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm

8:00 am
9:00 am
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm

8:00 am
9:30 am
11:00 am
12:30 pm
2:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm

8:00 am
9:00 am
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm

Note:  Care should be taken when using the MW and MWF schedule in the same room to avoid gaps in room usage.

Laboratory and Activity Classes

These classes normally require longer blocks of time and usually meet in college/department owned rooms; nevertheless, they should conform to the starting times specified above whenever possible so that time conflicts do not preclude students from taking other classes.

Lecture and Seminar Classes - Evening

The following standard class scheduling times should be used when scheduling lecture and seminar classes on Monday through Thursday evenings.  This applies to both university and college/department owned space.

60-minute block 90-minute block 2-hour block 3-hour block 4-hour block
5:30 pm - 6:20 pm
6:30 pm - 7:20 pm
7:30 pm - 8:20 pm
8:30 pm 9:20 pm
5:30 pm 6:45 pm
7:00 pm 8:15 pm
8:30 pm 9:45 pm
5:00 pm 6:50 pm
7:00 pm 8:50 pm
4:00 pm 6:45 pm
7:00 pm 9:45 pm
5:30 pm 9:10 pm