Course Schedule Guidelines

As approved by Faculty Senate – Jan., 2012

50 Minutes/3-Day Blocks 75 Minutes/2-Day Blocks
MWF MW or TR
8:00 - 8:50 8:00 - 9:15
9:00 - 9:50 9:30 - 10:45
10:00 - 10:50 11:00 - 12:15
11:00 - 11:50 12:30 - 1:45
12:30 - 1:20 2:00 - 3:15
2:00 - 2:50 3:30 - 4:45
3:00 - 3:50  
4:00 - 4:50  
  • Standard start time for evening classes is 5:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.
  • All other classes should begin at one of these standardized times.
  • Classes such as science labs, art studios, and journalism classes that typically meet for 3-hour blocks will need to begin at one of the standardized times to allow students to schedule other classes around the lab times.
  • Every attempt should be made to prevent a scheduled cousre from using more than two or three consecutive standard time slots (i.e., if a class wishes to meet for three hours one afternoon, it should meet from 2-4:50 as opposed to 1:30-4:30, which overlaps four standardized time slots).
  • Requests for consolidated final exams should be made at the time each semester's schedule is being built to facilitate optimizing space usage during final evaluation week.
University News
September 22, 2016
The Drake University Chamber Choir, choirs from four Des Moines area high schools, and a professional orchestra will perform Gabriel Faure’s well-known Requiem at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.
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