Missouri State University

Summer and Fall 2014 Class Schedule Building Deadlines

Important Notice: Beginning Fall 2014, MWF classes will start at 8:00 a.m. and run with 15 minutes between classes. This is a change from the current 7:30 a.m. start time for the first regularly scheduled class. Downtown classes, as well as those on the main campus, will follow this schedule. Tuesday-Thursday classes will remain as they are now (8:00 a.m. start time, 75 minute classes with 15 minutes in between). Summer scheduling of classes will remain as it has been. Refer to the Standard Meet Times.

Throughout all construction periods listed below, meeting patterns (meeting days and times) will be reviewed by Scheduling Support. Sections scheduled with non-standard meeting days and/or times must have Dean and Provost Office approval. Building and room will be removed from any section that has not received approval.

Priority/Early Construction Period (November 4, 2013 - January 2, 2014)
Deadline Extended to January 31, 2014 

  • Departments may begin work on the summer 2014 and fall 2014 schedule of classes November 4. Departments are encouraged to edit and proof their work through Argos queries, reports, and other methods.
  • Departments are to only use their priority rooms when scheduling sections during this time. If your department does not have adequate priority rooms, sections can be built, but a room cannot be assigned until the Late Construction Period begins. Only override time conflicts when two courses are cross-listed (meet in the same room at the same time, e.g. 500 and 600-level classes).
  • When deleting a section during this period, use the Record-Remove function on SSASECT.
  • Large Classroom Priority Scheduling (November 4, 2013 – November 29, 2013)
    Departments will request large classrooms (80 seats and above) by navigating to the “Meeting Times and Instructor” tab in SSASECT, then the “Scheduler Preferences” tab. Indicate the desired building in the “Partition Preferences” field and the desired technology level in the “Room Attribute Preferences” field. Guidelines for scheduling large classrooms are available at http://www.missouristate.edu/schedulingsupport.
  • Large Classroom Scheduling  (December 2, 2013 – January 2, 2014)
    Large classrooms which were requested during the Priority Scheduling will be scheduled by Scheduling Support during this time. Departments should continue to request large classrooms through SSASECT; requests during this time will be reviewed weekly.

February 1, 2014 - February 28, 2014

  • Summer and Fall 2014 class schedule becomes available on the web February 1. Departments may continue to modify schedules to add, change or delete sections. If you do not want sections to appear on the web, the section status can be set to “H” for held.  Once the section is completed and accurate, the status can be changed to “A” for active and will now become viewable on the web.
  • If you need to schedule a short or extended course that has start and/or end dates that do not fit a Part of Term already created, you will need to contact the Office of the Registrar to have one built.  Classes must have a start date on or before the last day of full semester classes; otherwise, the class should be offered under the next semester.
  • Rooms available may be scheduled by any department during this time.

  • When deleting a section from this point forward, the instructor and meeting time will need to be record-removed and the status set to “D.”

  • Large classrooms will no longer need to be requested through SSASECT; large classrooms will be made available for open scheduling by departments.

  • Finalize with your faculty which sections will be offered as Service-Learning, and notify the Citizenship and Service-Learning (CASL) office.

March 1, 2014 and Later

  • Deadline to build the basic schedule of course offerings for the summer 2014 and fall 2014 semesters is March 1. Generally, course sections should be added after this date only if they are:
    • Additional sections of a course already scheduled to meet student demand;
    • Specialized or arranged sections of courses designed to meet the needs of specific students (e.g., internships, practicums, readings, thesis);
    • Sections delivered to off-campus locations for targeted populations of students (e.g., high school dual credit; interactive video);
    • Short courses and workshops; or,
    • Additional courses offered in response to a previously unanticipated demand.
  • Departments may continue to update their schedule of classes as needed.
  • Large classrooms will continue to be available for open scheduling by departments.
  • When deleting a section from this point forward, the instructor and meeting time will need to be removed and the section status set to “D.”
  • Summer 2014 and fall 2014 registration will begin March 31, 2014.

Other Important Dates for Summer 2014

  • Intersession: May 19 – June 6, 2014
  • Session 1 (8 week session): June 9 – July 30, 2014 (final exams July 31 – August 1)
  • Session 2 (5 week session): June 9 – July 10, 2014
  • Session 3 (4 week session): June 9 – July 3, 2014
  • Session 4 (4 week session): July 7 – July 30, 2014 (final exams July 31 – August 1)

Other Important Dates for Fall 2014

  • Intersession: August 4 – August 15, 2014
  • Full Semester: August 18 – December 4, 2014 (excluding finals week)
  • First Block: August 18 – October 7, 2014
  • Second Block: October 13 – December 4, 2014
  • Final Exam Period: December 6 – December 11, 2014