Number of Class Sessions

Summer 2023

  • 4-Week Session (May 15 – June 8)
    • MTWTh: 15 meeting days
  • 6-Week Session I (May 15 – June 22)
    • 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 26 – August 3)
    • MW: 12 meeting days 
    • TTh: 11 meeting days
    • MTW: 17 meeting days
    • TWTh: 17 meeting days
    • MTWTh: 23 meeting days
  • 8-Week Session (June 12 – August 3)
    • MW: 15 meeting days
    • TTh: 16 meeting days
    • MTW: 23 meeting days 
    • TWTh: 23 meeting days
    • MTWTh: 31 meeting days 
  • 12-Week Session (May 15 – August 3)
    • MW: 23 meeting days
    • TTh: 23 meeting days
    • MTW: 34 meeting days
    • TWTh: 35 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
10 75 150 NA NA NA  
11 68 136 NA NA NA 6 week
12 62 125 NA NA NA 6 week
14 54 107 160 NA NA  
15 50 100 150 NA NA 4 and 8 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
21 NA 71 107 143 179 12 week
22 NA 68 102 136 170  
23 NA 65 97 130 163 6, 8, and 12 week
24 NA 62 93 125 156  
31 NA 48 73 97 121 8 week
32 NA 47 70 93 117  
33 NA 46 68 91 114  
34 NA 45 66 88 110 12 week
35 NA NA 64 86 107 12 week
38 NA NA 60 79 99 8 week
46 NA NA 50 66 82 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 University Classrooms must be scheduled on the MTWTh meeting pattern.

Four-Week Session Approved Class Time Model

1 s.h. - MTWTh
  • 8:30 am - 9:25 am
  • 9:30 am - 10:25 am
  • 10:30 am - 11:25 am
  • 11:30 am - 12:25 pm
2 s.h. - MTWTh
  • 8:30 am - 10:20 am
  • 9:30 am - 11:20 am
  • 10:30 am - 12:20 pm
3 s.h. - MTWTh
  • 8:30 am - 11:15 am
  • 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
4 s.h. (Non-Lab Course Only) - MTWTh
  • ​8:30 am - 12:05 pm
​5 s.h. - Not Applicable
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 university 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...