Meeting Patterns

Add or Change Class Meeting Times

In ‘Maintain Schedule of Classes,’ navigate to the ‘Meetings’ tab and then the ‘Meeting Pattern’ portion of the page. Here you will find:

  • Facility ID = location
  • Capacity = this is the official, approved seating capacity of the room; automatically populated onto the page
  • Pat = selection from a table of standard meeting patterns; please note this list is not all-inclusive
  • Mtg Start and Mtg End = class start and end times; the system will give you an alert if you are trying to alter to a non-standard class time
  • MTWTFSS = corresponds to the days of the week the class will meet; check the box underneath the day(s)
  • Start/End Date = auto populates based on the session and dates listed under the ‘Basic Data’ tab

Enter a Location

A section’s location is entered in the ‘Facility ID’ text box.

Only enter locations if they are non-110 rooms. (E.g. DO enter 210 labs, conference rooms, and departmental controlled meeting spaces.) If you enter a 110-Classroom it WILL be deleted prior to R&R’s optimization period.

If you are needing to use a 110-Classroom simply leave the Facility ID box blank. During optimization we will assume a blank Facility ID means that section needs to be assigned a space by the University Scheduling office.

For online Distance Ed classes enter ‘DEONLINE’ as the Facility ID. For use of a DELTA-controlled classroom submit your request to Jiakaira Dixon jcdixon@ncsu.edu.

Pre-Assign Requests

Does the instructor have a particular 110-Classroom he/she needs to use? If so, during your open scheduling access be sure to submit a pre-assign request for that section. Use the ‘Request Room’ link found under the Facility ID text box.

Requests should only be submitted for legitimate reasons, such as technology specific to that room or instructor mobility issues. Be sure to provide a sufficient explanation of the need because if there is no justification the request will be disregarded. Keep in mind that justifications like “instructor likes room,” “room fits class,” and “class has been here before” are not appropriate and will be denied.

Location Changes

To request a 110-Classroom change fill out and submit the Room Change Request Google form.

Standard Class Times

There are separate timetables for fall/spring terms and the summer sessions. The complete lists of time options are found on the Unified Campus Time Table.

All sections should be scheduled into one of these standard meeting times, making sure the meeting pattern is appropriate for the type of class (lecture, lab, problem session, etc.) and the credit/contact hours. Standard times allow for improved schedule flow for students, better stacking of classes in university classrooms, and reducing the number of unplaced sections.

Time Changes

To request a meeting pattern change after your open access has ended fill out and submit the Time Change Request Google form.

Non-Standard Class Times

If your department or an instructor has a legitimate need to offer a section at a non-standard meeting time (i.e. any deviation from the official start times listed in the Unified Campus Time Table then you must request approval in advance.

The request is required to be submitted via the Non-Standard Meeting Pattern Google form provided on the R&R Classrooms and Scheduling webpage by the deadline in the scheduling production schedule. Requests are reviewed by the Registration, Records and Calendar Committee only once per term, so these deadlines are strict.