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 2018 Schedule of Courses Timeline

Date(s) Activity
December 1, 2017 at 8:00AM SWCSCHD opens to departments
January 22, 2018 at 8:00AM Dean's Office access turned on (department access off)
February 5, 2018 at 8:00AM Registrar's Office begins review (dean access off)
February 16, 2018 See Also entries due from College of Arts and Sciences
February 20-21, 2018 Department proofing
February 23, 2018 Faculty begin loading Expanded Section Descriptions
February 23-March 9, 2018 Classroom scheduling
March 12-23, 2018 Dean's Offices review classroom assignments
March 19, 2018 Schedule of Courses posted online; faculty can issue overrides and add TAs to Blackboard
March 26-30, 2018 Faculty review classroom assignments
April 16, 2018 Registration begins

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.