How to build your courses

Throughout the year, the Registrar's Office works in conjunction with academic departments across campus to create the schedule of courses for each upcoming semester. The course building process begins well in advance of the start of each term. Classes offered in the Fall begin being developed in early December, Spring classes in early August, and Summer classes in early October.

As the beginning of the course building process draws closer, our office sends out an email to departmental staff announcing training opportunities and providing updates and general information about the process.


Please review the Setting Up Your Courses channel located on the Resources page of myUVM.

Spring 2022 Schedule of Courses Timeline

August 2, 2021 at 8:00AMSWCSCHD opens to departments
September 7, 2021 at 8:00AMDean's Office access turned on (department access off); course fee reports will be distributed
to colleges/schools for review by Student Financial Services
September 20, 2021 at 8:00AMRegistrar's Office begins review (dean access off)
October 1, 2021See Also entries due from College of Arts and Sciences
October 5-6, 2021Department proofing
October 8, 2021Faculty begin loading Expanded Section Descriptions
October 11-15, 2021Classroom scheduling (individual meetings with Registrar's Office and Associate Deans)
October 18-22, 2021Registrar's Office schedules general purpose classrooms
October 25, 2021Schedule of Courses posted online; faculty can issue overrides and add TAs to Blackboard
October 25-29, 2021Deans' Offices review classroom assignments
November 1, 2021Expanded Section Descriptions deadline
November 1-5, 2021Faculty review classroom assignments
November 12, 2021Limited edit mode in SWCSCHD begins - those with Dean access can edit the following:
  • INSM code
  • Max Enrl (provided it does not exceed room capacity)
  • Instructor
  • Permission Indicator
  • SOC Comment
November 14, 2021Deadline for adding course fees; sections with course fees pending will not be published in the SOC or open for registration
November 15, 2021Registration begins

*Beginning September 7, 2021, departments must submit changes via the SOC change/new section request forms in myUVM. Changes resulting from proofing must be submitted no later than 4:30PM EDT on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Changes submitted after the deadline will be processed after October 22, 2021.

How to Request a Change

Contact Information

For specific questions or further assistance with the course building process, please contact our office by email or by calling (802) 656-2045.