Classroom Requests

Classroom requests are made via the electronic Course Offering and Classroom Request Forms sent to departments in early March for Fall courses and early October for Spring courses.

  • Please check in with your department/program coordinator or chair as to how course offering and classroom request forms are handled for your department. In some departments, individual faculty members submit their own forms. In other departments, the forms are filled in and/or collected centrally and turned in all at once.

  • Instructors who are off campus should work with their department/program chair or coordinator to have their form(s) submitted on their behalf.

  • Please be sure to submit forms for your course and any associated scheduled meetings such as labs and discussion sections.

Each Course Offering and Classroom Request Form allows an instructor to specify:

  • the type of room preferred for a course;

  • specific room(s) preferred;

  • equipment and other room resources required.

Please refer to the classroom technology page, prepared and maintained by IT.

Rooms not available:

  • Searles 315 is not available for class meetings on Tuesday evenings.

  • The Beam Classroom is not available for class meetings on Wednesday evenings. 

  • Smith Auditorium is not available for class meetings on Thursday evenings.

  • Kresge Auditorium is also unavailable after 5 pm during the week.

These limitations are noted in the grid of available classrooms.

The Office of the Registrar assigns classrooms in accordance with the Classroom Assignment Policy. The policy explains the relative priority that different considerations have during the classroom assignment process. Classroom assignments are reviewed with representatives from Information Technology and the Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs before they are finalized. Classroom assignments for Fall 2015 courses will be posted in Polaris in mid-summer 2015.

If an instructor has a disability documented with the College, Human Resources will let the Office of the Registrar know the room accommodations we need to address on his/her behalf. Faculty should contact Cindy Bessmer in Human Resources with questions about documenting a disability.

Address questions about classroom scheduling to