Schedule of Classes
Real-time, up-to-date course information and term-by-term class offerings are available using the Self-Service Banner browse course catalog and browse classes searches. All students are encouraged to review their school's current course offerings and discuss classes with their advisor before registering.
University Classrooms and Lecture Halls
The Office of the University Registrar oversees the use of 88 campus classrooms and lecture halls. Most classroom assignments are made through the use of an automated scheduler. While departments have assigned "building preferences" that are taken into consideration through the scheduling process, sections will be scheduled into "overflow buildings" when the building capacities have been reached. Most room assignments are not fixed, and, as such, will vary from semester to semester. Once all classroom assignments for a term have been finalized, departments can use 25Live to explore additional, available space and to submit requests for a classroom change.
Classroom usage is at 100% between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and from 9:25 a.m. to as late as 4:20 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Often, there are too few classrooms to accommodate the demand during these times and too few classrooms in each building to accommodate all departments housed in that building. As a result, class sections are scheduled into buildings and rooms outside of the schools' home offices.
Students' classroom assignments are designated on their class schedules. Faculty classroom assignments are included as part of Banner Self-Service's Schedule Detail. Classes should meet in the classroom that is reflected in the Schedule of Classes and should not move to another room simply because it appears to be unscheduled. While it is permitted to rearrange seating for a class meeting, it should be restored to its original configuration when the class is over. It is not permitted to remove furniture from classrooms.
The Office of the University Registrar does not manage or schedule the CTS computer labs.
Technology in the Classroom
All technology in all academic space is managed and maintained by the Office of Classroom Technologies. All University-Registrar-controlled classrooms that seat more than 12 students are equipped with the University's standard technology which includes a Windows computer and video projector, DVD player, audio speakers, and laptop inputs. (Only a University-issued laptop may be used to connect to the Internet in the classrooms.) All University-Registrar-managed classrooms have WiFi.
A total of nine classrooms have been designated as FlexTech (Flexible/Technology) spaces. These rooms are redesigned as collaborative teaching and learning spaces and are furnished with tables and chairs configured to allow students to work in groups. While faculty will have the option to conduct an instructor-led session, there is no "front-of-the-room," as these spaces are designed for collaborative, problem-based experiences.
Requests for the use FlexTech rooms are handled during the development of the Schedule of Classes for each term. Room requests for the FlexTech rooms are to be indicated on the Class Schedule proofs and are not guaranteed. 25Live can be used to search for room availability after room assignments have been completed for a term.
Reserving Classroom Space
25Live is a campus-wide system used to reserve shared space on our main campus. All requests to reserve University Registrar-controlled classroom space must be submitted using 25Live. Reservation requests for classrooms will be processed after each semester's classes have been scheduled into the rooms.
Visit 25Live for more information as well as policies and procedures for booking classroom space. Check MyLead for upcoming scheduled 25Live training.
No classroom or lecture hall may be used for any event other than a final exam during Final Exam Week.
If you have a question, suggestion, or problem related to a classroom, please send email to classroomsFREEDUQUESNE for assistance.