Loyola University Maryland

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Master schedule submission instructions are below, separated into sections. Scroll through the entire page, or select the link to be directed to a specific section of instructions.

How to Submit  
When to Submit  
Semester Dates    
Master Schedule Basics
Dates, Restrictions, Comments  
Instructional Methods  
Catalogue Updates    

How to Submit

Email completed master schedules as an attachment using the template below to Debbie Miller at dherman@loyola.edu.

For assistance with the template, contact Debbie at the above email or 410-617-2020.

Template Links:
Microsoft Excel template

When to Submit

Spring 2019 master schedules are due by July 27, 2018.

Semester Dates

Spring 2019

  • January 14 - April 30 
  • Courses do not meet during:
    • March 4-10, Spring Break
    • April 18-22, Easter 

Due to U.S. Department of Education federal regulations in regard to awarding financial aid, only one of the following can occur:

  • Spring classes may begin as early as January 2, but no more than 2 weeks before the start of undergraduate classes.
  • Spring classes can end no later than April 30.  

Master Schedule Basics


  • Course sections are written as a 2-letter subject code, 3-digit course number, and 2-digit section number:
    • Example: HS 101.03
  • Number sections consecutively: .01 - .99
  • List section offerings in alpha-numeric order:
    • Example: CL 291.01, GK 103.04, LT 101.02
  • Diversity: Approved courses should have a D following the course number, before the section number:
    • Example: HS 101D
  • Sections with travel components: .Z1 - .Z9
  • Study abroad sections: 2 letters based on international city and country + 1 number:
    • Example: .RI1 for Rome, Italy
  • Fall and Spring abroad offerings are usually submitted by the Office of International Programs (OIP).   
  • Messina sections: 2 numbers + 1 letter based on theme
    • Example: .01V


Day Codes
M = Monday
T = Tuesday
W = Wednesday
TH = Thursday
F = Friday
S = Saturday
SU = Sunday

Include both start and end times 

50 minute time slots 75 minute time slots 75 minute time slots  150 minute time slots 
MWF 8:00-8:50 am MW 3:00-4:15 pm
TTH 8:00-9:15 am
 M/W 3:00-5:30 pm
MWF 9:00-9:50 am
MW 4:30-5:45 pm
TTH 9:25-10:40 am
 M/W 4:30-7:00 pm
MWF 10:00-10:50 am  MW 6:00-7:15 pm
TTH 10:50 am-12:05 pm
 M/W 6:00-8:30 pm
MWF 11:00-11:50 am
MW 6:30-7:45 pm
TTH 12:15-1:30 pm
 M/W 6:30-9:00 pm
MWF 12:00-12:50 pm
MW 8:00-9:15 pm
TTH 1:40-2:55 pm
 T/TH 3:05-5:35 pm
MWF 1:00-1:50 pm    TTH 3:05-4:20 pm  T/TH 4:30-7:00 pm
MWF 2:00-2:50 pm 
TTH 4:30-5:45 pm
 T/TH 6:00-8:30 pm 
MWF 3:00-3:50 pm 
  TTH 6:00-7:15 pm
 T/TH 6:30-9:00 pm
  TTH 6:30-7:45 pm
  TTH 8:00-9:15 pm


  • For new faculty, include full formal name, title, and in the Dates, Restrictions, Comments column, provide Colleague ID.
    • Important for preventing duplicate records and providing appropriate technology access.
  • If an instructor is not yet determined, or the instructor’s Colleague ID is unknown, list STAFF as faculty.
  • Submit a Change of Course Status eForm once faculty can be assigned.
  • For existing faculty, include full formal name and title. Please do not provide last name only.  


  • Departments are typically allotted the same number of classroom time slots from year to year.
  • Overages requested are reviewed after all schedules are submitted and each department is awarded its allotment.
  • General purpose classrooms are counted as owed time slots.
  • Appropriately sized seminar classes, typically capped at 16 or lower, are scheduled in seminar-sized classrooms.
  • Department seminar rooms and specialty labs can be requested in the Dates, Restrictions, Comments column for any available time slot.
  • Do not create conflicts with seminar or specialty rooms already scheduled for Messina. 
  • If you are unsure whether the space used last year is owed in a certain time slot, contact Debbie Miller at dherman@loyola.edu or 410-617-2020.
  • If necessary, Debbie contacts the department chair to discuss alternative scheduling due to requests for new time slots, increased enrollment limits, or renovations.
  • Access Faculty > Assigning Classrooms page on the Records website for more information about classrooms on the Baltimore campus: http://www.loyola.edu/department/records/faculty/assigning-classrooms

Dates, Restrictions, Comments

  • If a section has consecutive meeting dates for the entire range of the standard term, do not list individual meeting dates.
  • Indicate section restrictions if limited to certain groups of students, such as class years, that are not already specified in the current catalogue.
  • For special topics courses, include a topic title and topic requisite for those that “vary with topic”.
  • If study abroad offerings are submitted by the academic department rather than OIP, include "notified the Dean of OIP" to avoid duplicate submission.  

Instructional Methods

Indicate the appropriate instructional method that corresponds to a particular line of meeting information. Required for sections that have more than one instructional method.


  • TTH 10:50-12:05 PM (LEC); T 1:40-4:20 PM (LAB)
  • TTH 8:00-9:15 AM (SEM); W 12:00-2:15PM (FLD)

Commonly used instructional methods, with days and times assigned:

  • LEC – Lecture
  • SEM – Seminar
  • LAB – Laboratory

Instructional methods indicating out of class time, which typically do not include days and times but may require start and end dates:

  • FLD – Field Experience
  • INT – Internship/Externship
  • PRA – Practicum
  • RES – Research
  • TRP – Trip

For Loyola scheduling purposes, please follow these procedures for previously approved hybrid, synchronous, or asynchronous courses:


  • Includes a combination of in-class and synchronous or asynchronous meetings.
  • Defined as: In-class portion is greater than 50% of the course.


  • Includes asynchronous or synchronous meetings.
    • Indicate synchronous as SYN.
    • Indicate asynchronous as ONL.
  • Defined as: Online portion is 50% or greater of the course.
  • Synchronous dates must include days and times.
  • A classroom is not required or assigned.
  • Supply the specific dates for both in-class and online (asynchronous or synchronous) meetings in the Dates, Restrictions, Comments column.
  • Indicate in-class with the appropriate instructional code – LEC (lecture), SEM (seminar), etc.


  • An updated policy about hybrid and online courses from academic leadership to be available soon.
  • Policy approved by academic leadership on September 8, 2015: "Previously approved undergraduate online education courses (excluding summer courses) ... can be delivered either synchronously, asynchronously or a combination of the two; the method of instruction is dependent upon the pedagogical decisions of the course instructor and will be appropriately communicated to student prior to beginning the course. Online and hybrid courses must be approved at the department level".


  • Treated as one time period with only one classroom assigned.
  • Departments who share one classroom must decide who owns the time period, if not cross-listed each year.
  • Reference the cross-listed course of the other department in the Dates, Restrictions, Comments column.
  • If undergraduate courses are cross-listed to graduate courses, and no specific dates are provided, the undergraduate term dates and exam period are used.
  • Department chairs cross-listing courses should discuss arrangements with each other prior to submission.
    • Both chairs should submit their individual courses including section capacity and global capacity of the cross-listed pair.
    • Records cannot cross-list courses without the above information.
  • Cross-listed capacities can either be:
    • Section Capacity + Section Capacity = Global Capacity
      • Each section closes when the enrollment meets the section capacity
    • Section Capacity = Section Capacity = Global Capacity
      • Sections fill as students register and both sections close if enrollment in one section meets the section capacity
  • Offering two cross-listed sections without indicating that they should be cross-listed could result in twice the amount of registered students.
  • Differing capacities on each cross-listed section could also result in more registered students than intended. 


  • Arrange and approve section offerings with Lisa Oberbroeckling, Interim Co-Director, who submits a separate master schedule to Records with space assignments for Spring 2019.
  • Do not include Messina sections on master schedule submission to Records.
  • The Messina Spring 2019 schedule with classroom assignments is submitted to Records by the Messina co-directors.
  • Do not create conflicts with seminar or specialty rooms already scheduled.
  • Sections are indicated by a letter at the end of the section number, representing a Messina theme: G = The Good Life; S = Self and Other; T = Stories We Tell; V = The Visionary
    • Example: TH 201.01S
  • Do not duplicate section numbers for Messina and non-Messina courses
    • Example: If TH 201.01S is offered, do not use TH 201.01
    • Begin consecutive non-Messina section numbers, after using the first section numbers for Messina.
      • Example: TH 201.01S, TH 201.02V, TH 201.03, TH 201.04


  • Include a "D" following the course number, before the section number.
    • Example: EN 203D.01
  • In the Dates, Restrictions, Comments column, submit the appropriate course type for approved diversity courses.
    • DD - Domestic, DG - Global, or DJ - Justice
  • Submission to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Subcommittee on Diversity (UCCSD) for Spring 2019 diversity renewals and new courses are due by May 1, 2018.
  • Notification from the UCCSD will be sent to department chairs and faculty teaching the diversity course(s).
  • Records will consult email approvals and confirm new diversity approvals via email with the chair of the UCCSD, until the Diversity Database is complete with backlog of courses.
    • Consult with the chair of the UCCSD on application procedures.
  • Courses with STAFF cannot be submitted as diversity. If submitted, Records will enter as a non-diversity course.
  • Once a faculty member is assigned, and the course is determined by the department chair to be an approved diversity course, the department chair must submit two Change of Course Status e-forms adding the diversity section and cancelling the non-diversity section.
    • If registration has already begun, the department chair should submit a Change of Course Status eForm adding the appropriate diversity course type to the existing course section.
  • Further information is available on the Diversity Course Requirement portion of the Office of Academic Affairs webpage: http://www.loyola.edu/department/academicaffairs/diversity.aspx 


  • In the Dates, Restrictions, Comments column, indicate SO for service-learning optional or SL for service-learning mandatory.
  • Courses must be approved by the Service-Learning Office before Records can add the course type (SL, SO).

Catalogue Updates

  • Requisites are taken from the current catalogue associated with the submitted term.
  • Changes to courses or new courses should be submitted via the Catalogue Course Update (CCU) eForm.
  • On the master schedule, in the Dates, Restrictions, Comments column, include "CCU submitted to Records."