Number of Class Sessions

  • 4 Week Session (May 16 – June 9)
    • MTWTh: 15 meeting days
  • 6 Week Session I (May 16 – June 23)
    • MW: 11 meeting days
    • TTh: 12 meeting days
    • MTW: 17 meeting days
    • TWTh: 18 meeting days
    • MTWTh: 23 meeting days
  • 6 Week Session II (June 27 – August 4)
    • MW: 11 meeting days 
    • TTh: 12 meeting days
    • MTW: 17 meetings days
    • TWTh: 18 meeting days
    • MTWTh: 23 meeting days
  • 8 Week Session (June 13 – August 4)
    • MW: 15 meeting days
    • TTh: 16 meeting days
    • MTW: 23 meeting days 
    • TWTh: 24 meeting days
    • MTWTh: 31 meeting days 
  • • 12 Week Session (May 16 – August 4)
    • MW: 22 meeting days
    • TTh: 24 meeting days
    • MTW: 34 meeting days
    • TWTh: 36 meeting days
    • MTWTh: 46 meeting days

Number of Minutes per Class Session

Meeting Days 1 s.h 2 s.h. 3 s.h. 4 s.h. 5 s.h. Sessions
11 68 136 NA NA NA 6 week
12 62 125 NA NA NA 6 week
15 50 100 150 200 NA 4 week
16 46 93 140  NA NA 8 week
17 NA NA 132 176  NA 6 week
18 NA NA 125 166 NA 6 week
23 NA 65 97 130 163 6 week, 12 week
24 NA 62 93 125 156 6 week, 8 week, 12 week
32 NA 46 70 93 117 8 week
35 NA NA 64 85 107 12 week
36 NA NA 62 83 104 12 week
47 NA NA 47 63 79 12 week
Total Minutes 750 1500 2250 3000 3750  

Four-Week Session Details

  • All courses must be offered in the morning and end by 12:30 p.m.
  • Class start times are noted below by semester (credit) hour.
  • All courses utilizing General Assignment Classrooms must be scheduled on the MTWTh meeting pattern.

Four-Week Session Approved Class Time Model

1 s.h.- MTWTh
  • 8:30 am - 9:20 am
  • 9:30 am - 10:20 am
  • 10:30 am - 11:20 am
  • 11:30 am - 12:20 pm
2 s.h.- MTWTh
  • 8:30 am - 10:10 am
  • 9:30 am - 11:10 am
  • 10:30 am - 12:10 pm
3 s.h.- MTWTh
  • 8:30 am - 11:00 am
  • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
4 s.h. (Non-Lab Course Only)- MTWTh
  • ​8:30 am - 11:50 am
​5 s.h.- Not Applicible
Final Exam Note- Reserved last Friday of session for final Exam

Eight, Six and Twelve-Week Session Details

  • Generally speaking, eight-week courses are preferred to be offered prior to 12:30 p.m. while six- and twelve-week classes are preferred to be offered in the afternoon beginning at 12:30 p.m. An attempt to minimize afternoon classes is desired to reduce energy consumption whenever feasible.
  • Approved class times START on the half hour beginning at 8:30 a.m. Classes will end by 6:00 p.m. unless space can be found in an open building coordinated with Utilities and Energy Management to maximize campus energy savings. It is encouraged that departmental teaching spaces follow a similar scheduling pattern.
  • All courses within the eight-, six-, and twelve-week sessions in general assignment classrooms must be scheduled in the following meeting patterns: 2 days per week as MW or TTh; 3 days per week as MTW or TWTh; 4 days per week as MTWTh.

Final Examinations

During the summer session, faculty have the opportunity to administer the final exam/cumulative assessment activity for their course either:

  1. during their last regularly scheduled course meeting time or
  2. faculty may request to be given a final exam assignment on the respective final exam date for their sub-session.

For detailed instructions regarding the final exam day assignment needs, please see http://www.registrar.uiowa.edu/Student/ExamInformation/FinalExamSchedule...