3.2.5 Class Times

Normally lecture and recitation courses meet for 50 minutes of instruction for each credit assigned to the class. A laboratory course typically meets for 100 to 150 minutes for each credit assigned to the laboratory course or the laboratory component of a course. For an undergraduate course the expectation is approximately two hours of work outside of class for each lecture or recitation credit.

A typical three credit course meets three days a week for 50 minutes each day or two days a week for 75 minutes each day.

Classes will begin on the hour or half-hour. For example, a three credit class meeting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will be scheduled from 9:00 until 9:50. A three credit class scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday will be scheduled from 8:00 until 9:15 or from 9:30 until 10:45.

Use of a classroom in the interval between classes is governed by Senate Policy 103.1.

02/22/22: Updated to reflect classes starting on the hour per Senate proposal 28-19 & Senate Policy 103.1.
12/08/2016 - Annual Review: No changes made to content.
03/31/2015 - Annual Review: To reflect current practice, the email address for questions is now policy@mtu.edu. No changes made to content.
02/12/2014 - Annual Review: Updated Michigan Tech and Handbook banners, no changes made to content.
03/13/2013 - Annual Review: "(Senate Proposal 15-96)" now reads "Senate Policy 103.1"
07/18/2011 - Annual Review: Was previously 3.2.4; to reflect current University titles and practice, MTU is now Michigan Tech and the email address for questions is now hbwebmaster.
11/9/2006 - Format changes made.