Course Meeting Times

The Gen Ed staff is happy to work with the course heads and their departments to identify course meeting times that minimize conflicts with courses in the same category or on similar topics.

Gen Ed classes generally meet for two and half to three hours per week.

Please note that FAS legislation (here) has changed course meeting times. For 2018-2019:

  • Courses shall be scheduled for 75 minute blocks two or three times a week or for 3 hours once a week. Those meeting twice a week may meet Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu; those meeting three times must be schedule Mon/Wed/Fri.

  • Courses meeting for 75 minutes must begin at one of the designated start times: 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., or 4:30 p.m.

  • Courses meeting once a week for longer than 75 minutes must begin at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., or 3:00 p.m.

  • Courses meeting once a week will appear in the Course Catalog for the full 3-hour block. However, a note may be included to indicate an earlier course end-time.

For additional information regarding the new schedule please see the FAS Registrar's website. Please contact courses@fas.harvard.edu with any questions or concerns.