Welcome to the Scheduling Office

Waterloo's principles of timetabling

  • Provide a positive academic experience for students by constructing timetables with conflict free core courses and the widest possible selections of elective courses.
  • Support the pedagogical needs of courses and programs.
  • Endeavour to schedule courses so that faculty members can balance their teaching, research, and service activities.
  • Consider the work-life balance of all UW community members: faculty, staff, and students.
  • Foster transparency and collaboration between academic and academic-support units in their timetabling activities.
  • Provide support to academic units in their implementation of timetabling.
  • Promote fair and equitable distribution of instructional times and locations.
  • Reduce the overall time and effort consumed to create a timetable.
  • Promote the effective use of teaching space.

Revised: October 23, 2015

These principles were endorsed by Provost's Advisory Committee for Unversity Timetabling (PACT) on October 2015.

  1. Feb. 3, 2017Fall 2017 (1179) Scheduling Cycle

    Fall 2017 scheduling cycle was approved and published on February 3, 2017.

    Fall 2017 scheduling cycle (pdf)

  2. Dec. 1, 2016Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 1

    Updates from the Scheduling Office.

    Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 1 (pdf)

  3. Nov. 1, 2016Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 1

    Updates from the Scheduling Office.

    Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 1 (pdf)

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