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.

Fall 2021 Schedule of Courses Timeline*

December 1, 2020 at 8:00AMSWCSCHD opens to departments
January 19, 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
February 1, 2021 at 8:00AMRegistrar's Office begins review (dean access off)
February 12, 2021See Also entries due from College of Arts and Sciences
February 16-17, 2021Final department proofing
February 19, 2021Faculty begin loading Expanded Section Descriptions; ESDs can now be copied!
February 19-26, 2021Classroom scheduling (SOC review and individual meetings with Associate Deans)
March 1-5, 2021Registrar's Office schedules general purpose classrooms
March 8-19, 2021Deans' Offices review classroom assignments
March 15, 2021Schedule of Courses posted online; faculty can issue overrides and add TAs to Blackboard
March 22, 2021Expanded Section Descriptions deadline
March 22-26, 2021Faculty review classroom assignments
March 29-April 2, 2021Work on classroom changes
April 1, 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
April 5, 2021Registration begins

*Beginning January 19, 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 EST on February 17, 2021. Changes submitted after the deadline will be processed after March 19, 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.