Class Scheduling

Applies to: Faculty (including part-time and visiting faculty), postdoctoral scholars and staff employed by University of Southern California and its subsidiaries including Keck Medicine of USC (“USC employees”).  This policy continues to apply to individuals on sabbatical, other leaves or while visiting other institutions.


Issued: December 15, 2015
Last Revised: December 15, 2015
Last Reviewed: March 13, 2023                                                            

2. Policy Purpose

The purpose of this policy is the ensure classrooms are used uniformly throughout the day to avoid student schedule bottlenecks.

3. Scope and Application

 This policy applies in the Fall and Spring semesters.

4. Definitions


5. Policy Details

Each school and department must distribute its course offerings over all five days of the week and over the full day from 8am through 5pm. A grid of time modules (see Section 9. Related Information below) has been set up for departments to use so that course conflicts will be minimized and student opportunity to choose is maximized.

This method of uniform scheduling will help us meet our responsibility to provide students with the widest opportunities for selecting course offerings at USC. General use and dedicated classrooms within a school or department must adhere to the time blocks established within the scheduling procedures.

6. Procedures

Scheduling Procedures

7. Forms


8. Responsibilities

Classroom Scheduling1. Manage the efficient use of General Use Classrooms

9. Related Information

Scheduling Modules Table

Scheduling Modules

Scheduling Spreadsheet

USC Schedule of Classes

10. Contacts

Please direct any questions regarding this policy to: