Carnegie Mellon University

Undergraduate Course Meeting 

POLICY TITLE: Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Course Meeting Policy
ACCOUNTABLE DEPARTMENT/UNIT: Associate Vice President and Director of Enrollment Services. Questions on policy content should be directed to the University Registrar, 412-268-7404.
DATE OF ISSUANCE: Adopted August 1, 1996.
ABSTRACT: No undergraduate classes, exams, academic, or artistic activities are scheduled on weekdays between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m

Policy Statement

No undergraduate classes, exams, academic, or artistic activities (including: extra help session, rehearsals, ROTC drill, make-up exams, etc.) are scheduled on weekdays between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Extra class time beyond those regularly scheduled must take place either before 4:30 p.m. or after 6:30 p.m.

Undergraduate Course Meeting Procedure

This policy is not intended to reduce the rigor or vigor of the academic or artistic programs, but to ensure that students have a period in which they are free to carry on co-curricular activities and athletics. Scheduling classes, exams, or other academic and artistic activities makes it very difficult for the students to meet these commitments. Since we are all concerned about the quality of life at the university, this time must be held for the students.

In planning the academic course schedule, the University Registrar's Office will review all courses to ensure that no academic or artistic courses be scheduled in this period. In addition, any requests to schedule additional or makeup course meetings, review and/or study sessions, teaching assistant office hours, or other course-related meetings, must take place either before 4:30 p.m. or after 6:30 p.m. This includes meetings in all university spaces, not just within University Registrar's Office-controlled classrooms.

As with any policy, there must be a means of making exceptions. Any academic or artistic activities which you feel must be scheduled between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. must be cleared with the University Registrar. These requests must be in writing either as a memo or through email. All requests must include the course relationship, intent for the requested meeting, and the reason why the meeting cannot be held either before 4:30 p.m. or after 6:30 p.m.

Any further clarification of this policy can be addressed to the Associate Vice President and Director of Enrollment Services.