Scheduling Announcements

The latest announcements and deadline information for class, classroom, and final exam scheduling.

Summer 2025

July 15, 2024 -- I am writing to let you know that Summer 2025 (2255) is ready in LionPATH.


Scheduled Series25 Maintenance: Saturday, June 22nd

June 4, 2024 -- CollegeNET will perform maintenance on Series25 on Saturday, June 22, starting at 10:00 a.m. (1:00 p.m. Eastern time). During the maintenance window, no Series25 tools will be available.


Spring 2025 Roll

April 15, 2024 -- I am writing to let you know that Spring 2025 (2251) is ready in LionPATH.


Respondus Lockdown Browser Now Available

April 4, 2024 -- There is a new way for instructors to offer exams through Canvas in our STEC general purpose classrooms.


Future Semester Timelines

Februrary 15, 2024 -- I hope you all are doing well! I just wanted to share with you the future semester timelines for class scheduling.


Spring 2024 Course Enrollment Thresholds

January 10, 2024 -- This is just a reminder that there are minimum course enrollment thresholds for classes and that we have a query to help you find your classes that may not be meeting these thresholds. The query is PE_SR_CLASS_UNDER_ENRL_SEC.


Spring 2024 Check Rooms

December 15, 2023 -- To make sure our first week of spring 2024 classes isn’t absolutely insane, how about you all check out your room assignments in LionPATH and 25Live to make sure they match?


Fall 2024 Optimizer Run

December 8, 2023 -- We have completed our cleanup of the Optimizer run for Fall 2024 (2248) in 25Live and I have turned on your security to make edits for that semester in LionPATH.


Summer 2024 Optimizer Run

September 18, 2023 -- We have completed our cleanup of the Optimizer run for Summer 2024 (2245) in 25Live and I have turned on your security to make edits for that semester in LionPATH.


Fall 2024 Roll

September 5, 2023 -- I am writing to let you know that Fall 2024 (2248) is ready in LionPATH. Here are a few reminders:


Sending Notifications to a Class Roster

August 21, 2023 -- This is just a reminder that if you cancel a class, nothing automatically goes to the students to let them know of this change or any change (days, times, location, etc.) for that matter. Best practice is to go to the class roster prior to cancelling the class and notifying the students through there.


Historical Course Offering

August 17, 2023 -- Our office has created a historical course offering dashboard on our website. It is very similar to our old one we had back in ISIS days, but we have added some additional features such as instruction mode, class component, session type, and start/end dates.


Course Marking Attribute Change

August 15, 2023 -- I just wanted to let you know that I was alerted that our attribute of "TEXT <$50" was breaking Schedule Builder.


Double Check Rooms for Fall 2023

August 8, 2023 -- To make sure our first week of fall 2023 classes isn't absolutely insane, how about you all check out your room assignments in LionPATH and 25Live to make sure they match?


Summer 2023 Schedulers Meeting Presentation

July 27, 2023 -- Thank you to all those who attended the two schedulers meetings over the last two weeks. Attached are the slides I shared.


Summer 2024 Roll

July 10, 2023 -- I am writing to let you know that Summer 2024 (2245) is ready in LionPATH.  Here are a few reminders.


Summer 23 6WK2/Reg Final Exam Request Deadline

June 22, 2023 -- This is your first reminder that the deadline to request a final for Summer six week two and regular session 2023 is Friday, June 30th by 5PM, there will be no exceptions for any missed exams.


Instruction Mode Reminder

April 26, 2023 -- This is just a reminder that you will need to change any classes with the instruction mode of WB or VC for Spring 2024 to something else.


Spring 2024 Roll

April 10, 2023 -- I am writing to let you know that Spring 2024 (2241) is ready in LionPATH. Here are a few reminders.


Fall 2023 Instruction Modes

February 10, 2023 -- Beginning Fall 2023 we will have some new instruction modes available for classes.


Spring 2023 Final Exam Deadline Reminder/Webinar Follow Up

January 5, 2023 -- Thank you to everyone that attended the final exam webinar this morning it was great to have everyone. Just a reminder that the deadline to request finals for Spring 2023 is 1/13/23 by 5pm.


Fall 2023 Optimizer Run

December 14, 2022 -- We have completed our cleanup of the Optimizer run for Fall 2023 (2238) in 25Live and I have turned on your security to make edits for that semester in LionPATH.


Fall 2023 Roll

November 2, 2022 -- This is just a reminder that we will be removing your access from Fall 2023 this Friday, November 4th at 5pm. Please make sure your classes are ready to go through the Optimizer.


Fall 2022 Final Exam Publication

September 26, 2022 -- Fall 2022 finals have been loaded into LionPATH. You may use the PE_SR_FINAL_EXAM_SCHEDS query to see when your finals are scheduled.


Summer 2023 Optimizer Run

September 19, 2022 -- We have completed our cleanup of the Optimizer run for Summer 2023 (2235) in 25Live and I have turned on your security to make edits for that semester in LionPATH.


Fall 2023 Roll

September 6, 2022 -- I am writing to let you know that Fall 2023 (2238) is ready in LionPATH. Here are a few reminders.


Spring 2023 Optimizer Run

July 27, 2022 -- We have completed our cleanup of the Optimizer run for Spring 2023 (2231) in 25Live and I have turned on your security to make edits for that semester in LionPATH.


Summer 2023 Roll

July 11, 2022 -- I am writing to let you know that Summer 2023 (2235) is ready in LionPATH. Here are a few reminders.


PSU 25Live Session

June 27, 2022 -- We'd like to invite you to a session that focuses completely on 25Live and room scheduling on July 19th, 9am-12pm in 110 Business Bldg.


New LionPATH Edits

June 10, 2022 -- I wanted to make you aware of some new edits that have been turned on in LionPATH in regards to class scheduling.


Spring 2023 Roll

June 1, 2022 -- This is just a reminder that we will be removing your ability to edit Spring 2023 at 5pm on June 17th to prepare for the Optimizer run. Please make sure your classes are ready to go by that date.


Summer Six Week One Final Exam Request Deadline

May 4, 2022 -- This is your first reminder that the deadline to request a final for Summer six week one 2022 is Wednesday, May 18th by 5PM, there will be no exceptions for any missed exams.


Web Instruction Mode

April 14, 2022 -- There seems to be a little confusion about the web instruction mode, so I just wanted to send an email to everyone to hopefully clear up some things. The web instruction mode is supposed to be for classes that meet completely online asynchronously.


Spring 2023 Roll

April 11, 2022 -- I am writing to let you know that Spring 2023 (2231) is ready in LionPATH. Here are a few reminders.


Schedulers Meeting Presentation

March 14, 2022 -- Attached is the PowerPoint we shared this afternoon and here is the recording.


Future Semester Timelines

February 28, 2022 -- I just wanted to pass along the timeline for future semesters. We will be offering a virtual schedulers meeting sometime after spring break, so watch for an email from me about that.


Instruction Modes

February 21, 2022 -- Last Friday the attached message was sent out about instruction modes for courses. If you have any courses scheduled with the DE instruction mode for Fall 2022, please change them.


Spring 2022 Final Exam Publication

February 14, 2022 -- Spring 2022 finals have been loaded into LionPATH. Please use the PE_SR_FINAL_EXAM_SCHEDS to see when your finals are scheduled.


Fall 2022 Optimizer Run

December 15, 2021 -- We have completed our cleanup of the Optimizer run for Fall 2022 (2228) in CollegeNET and I have turned on your security to make edits for that semester in LionPATH.


Double Check Rooms for Spring 2022

November 29, 2021 -- To make sure our first week of classes isn't absolutely insane, how about you all check out your room assignments for Spring 2022 in LionPATH and CollegeNET and make sure they match?


Summer 2022 Roll Reminder

November 1, 2021 -- This is just a reminder that Summer 2022 will publish on November 15th. Please make sure you have cleaned up your instruction modes since all the COVID modes rolled over from last summer and will not be used next summer.


Summer 2022 Optimizer Run

September 20, 2021 -- We have completed our cleanup of the Optimizer run for Summer 2022 (2225) in 25Live and I have turned on your security to make edits for that semester in LionPATH.


Spring 2022 Instruction Modes

September 17, 2021 -- With shopping carts opening next Wednesday for Spring 2022, please make sure you change all of your classes that still have a COVID instruction mode (CR, CW, CP, or CM) to a different mode. These modes are not available for Spring 2022.


Fall 2022 Roll

September 7, 2021 -- I am writing to let you know that Fall 2022 (2228) is ready in LionPATH. Here are a few reminders.


Fall 2021 Instruction Mode Changes

August 10, 2021 -- I just wanted to let you know that instructors must go through an approval process to change the instruction mode of their classes for fall 2021.


Double Check Rooms for Fall 2021

August 4, 2021 -- To make sure our first week of classes isn't absolutely insane, how about you all check out your room assignments in LionPATH and CollegeNET and make sure they match?


Spring 2022 Optimizer Run

July 28, 2021 -- We have completed our cleanup of the Optimizer run for Spring 2022 (2221) in CollegeNET and I have turned on your security to make edits for that semester in LionPATH.


Summer 2022 Roll

July 12, 2021 -- I am writing to let you know that Summer 2022 (2225) is ready in LionPATH. Here are a few reminders.


Classroom Capacities

June 28, 2021 -- The default capacities of all general purpose classrooms at University Park have been changed back to their max capacity instead of the social distancing capacity.


Upcoming Semester Timelines

June 23, 2021 -- We are currently running the Optimizer for Spring 2022 but before long we will start working on Summer and Fall 2022. Here are the timelines for those semesters.


Summer 6WK1 Final Exam Publication

June 2, 2021 -- Summer six week one finals (end date 6/25) have been loaded into LionPATH. Finals have been scheduled for classes that requested a final by the deadline, which was May 19th by 5 PM.


Spring 2022 Roll

April 12, 2021 -- I am writing to let you know that Spring 2022 (2221) is ready in LionPATH. Here are a few reminders.


Spring 2022 Timeline

April 1, 2021 -- I've been getting many questions about the timeline for Spring 2022, so here it is. I'll provide more information once we roll.


Spring 2021 Conflict Final Exam Schedule

March 29, 2021 -- We have completed conflict exam scheduling for Spring 2021 and have notified students and instructors of changes to their exam schedule.


Fall 2021

February 24, 2021 -- As promised, here is information about how to work on Fall 2021 and the correct link to the Penn State News article.


Summer 2021

February 24, 2021 -- With the announcement in Penn State News about Summer and Fall 2021, here is what we would like you to work on with classes and classrooms for Summer 2021.


Historical Class Search

January 20, 2021 -- We have added a historical class search page to our website where students can find a tool to view classes Penn State offered from Summer 2019 and Summer 2020.


Classrooms During Spring 2021 Remote Period

January 8, 2021 -- It has been decided that we will follow the same guidelines for classrooms during the spring 2021 remote period as we did for the fall 2020 remote period. We recently removed your classes from classrooms in 25Live from January 19-February 12.


Fall 2021 Optimizer Run

December 16, 2020 -- We have completed our cleanup of the Optimizer run for Fall 2021 (2218) in CollegeNET and I have turned on your security to make edits for that semester in LionPATH.


Fall 2021 Optimizer Run

November 11, 2020 -- I will be running the Fall 2021 Optimizer starting today and continuing for the next few weeks. While I am doing that, I have to set all the general purpose classrooms back to the default capacity instead of the social distancing capacity.


Spring 2021 Classrooms

November 4, 2020 -- I just wanted to let you know where we are with classrooms for Spring 2021. I still have five classes that I cannot place, but they are all in the afternoon and looking for rooms that will hold over 20. So, at this time, you can make changes to classrooms that have a capacity of 20 or less all days and all times.


Fall 2021 Roll

October 28, 2020 -- This is just a reminder that I will be closing Fall 2021 next Friday at 5pm so that we can get ready to run the Optimizer on November 11th.


Spring 2021 Classrooms

October 22, 2020 -- I just wanted to provide an update on where we are with classrooms for Spring 2021.


Spring 2021 Update

October 13, 2020 -- Tonight we will be updating the Spring 2021 academic calendar in LionPATH and running a process to update the regular session and first seven week start date, drop/add dates, and late drop dates. We ask that you not update any classes for any semester after 5pm tonight so the process can run.


Reserve Capacities

October 9, 2020 -- With the changes to the academic calendar and with changes to the registration timetable, we are not sure if some of you need to change the dates of your reserve capacities.


Spring 2021 Schedule of Classes

October 2, 2020 -- We just completed removing the blocks from the GPCs for Spring 2021. You may begin swapping rooms that you were previously assigned (same days/same times).


Extending Deadline for Course Mode Choices - Spring 2021

September 25, 2020 -- The Schedule of Classes will not be published on Monday and you have until October 1st to finalize your instructional modes for Spring 2021.


Fall 2021 Roll

September 8, 2020 -- I am writing to let you know that Fall 2021 (2218) is ready in LionPATH. Here are a few reminders.


Spring 2021 Schedule of Classes

September 8, 2020 -- Our office just received the announcement about Spring 2021 like all of you. Here is what we would like you to do at this time.


Fall 2020 Final Exam Request Deadline

August 27, 2020 -- This is your first reminder that the deadline to request a final for Fall 2020 is Friday, August 28th by 5PM, there will be no exceptions for any missed exams.


25Live and Social Distancing Capacity

August 13, 2020 -- I just wanted to let you all know that CollegeNET has figured out how to make it that when we search for a room that the social distancing capacity will appear instead of the max capacity of the room.


Double Check Rooms for Fall 2020

August 4, 2020 -- To make sure our first week of classes isn't absolutely insane, how about you all check out your room assignments in LionPATH and CollegeNET and make sure they match?


Spring 2021 Optimizer Run

July 27, 2020 -- We have completed our cleanup of the Optimizer run for Spring 2021 (2211) in CollegeNET and I have turned on your security to make edits for that semester in LionPATH.


Classes with NONSTANDRD Facility ID

June 30, 2020 -- I just want to remind you that if you are indicating that you would like our office to find you a room by using the NONSTANDRD facility ID, please go to the Enrollment Cntrl tab in Maintain Schedule of Classes and change the Requested Room Capacity to the smallest room you can handle.


Fall 2020 Schedule of Classes

June 23, 2020 -- Thank you for your patience as we reviewed the best ways to handle the Fall 2020 class schedule. I have a little more information and a timeline to share at this time.


Summer 6WK2/REG Final Exam Requests

June 22, 2020 -- We will be scheduling final exams for 6WK2 and Regular session by assigning days and times for these exams with the facility ID of WEB.


Spring 2021 Roll

June 16, 2020 -- This is a reminder that you have until June 19th at 5pm to make adjustments to your Spring 2021 schedule before we run the Optimizer.


6WK1/MIN Final Exam Publication Notice for Summer 2020

June 8, 2020 -- The first Summer six-week and Dynamic dated classes that end on 6/26 final exams have been added to LionPATH and you can now see the schedule for any classes you requested to have an exam.


Summer 6WK1 Final Exam Requests

May 11, 2020 -- Although in person classes are not being held for Summer 2020 6WK1, final exams are still going to be scheduled by the Office of the University Registrar. This is to assist students in avoiding having two exams at the same time.


Summer 2020 COVID Instruction Mode Directions

April 16, 2020 -- I am writing with updated information related to COVID-19 and the transition to remote learning for summer 2020. All courses that were on the summer schedule as in-person courses must be updated using two newly created instruction modes.


Spring 2021 Roll

April 14, 2020 -- I am happy to tell you that Spring 2021 (2211) is ready in LionPATH. On the Basic Data tab, please fill in the session, class section, component, class type, and associated class.


Summer 2020 Classes

April 6, 2020 -- We have heard of a couple instances where people are changing the instruction mode on their summer 2020 classes to web due to COVID-19. At this time, there has been no official word from the University about changing the way we are offering our summer classes.


Canceling Sections for Spring 2020

March 27, 2020 -- As you are aware the University is making adjustments to assist the students during the remote learning period, we ask you to please not cancel any sections at this time for Spring 2020. There are discussions being had on how to deal with course delivery and canceling sections impacts financial aid and reporting that is still being worked on.


Spring 2020 Conflict Final Exam Schedule

March 18, 2020 -- We have completed conflict exam scheduling for Spring 2020 and have notified students and instructors of changes to their exam schedule. I have attached the list of scheduled conflict exams. Although we are aware that all exams are being delivered remotely we still have to honor student conflicts by providing a day and time schedule, please disregard the room assignments.


Spring 2020 Final Exam Publication

February 17, 2020 -- Spring 2020 finals have been loaded into LionPATH. Please use the PE_SR_FINAL_EXAM_SCHEDS to see when your finals are scheduled. Finals were scheduled for classes that requested a final by the deadline, which was Friday, January 17th by 5 PM.


Double Check Rooms for Spring 2020

January 8, 2020 -- To make sure our first week of classes isn't absolutely insane, how about you all check out your room assignments in LionPATH and CollegeNET and make sure they match? To do this, I would suggest using the PE_SR_CLASS_TERM_SUBJECT query in LionPATH and then look up your classes in CollegeNET by following the attached directions (25Live Pro Event Search Directions).


Spring 2020 Final Exam Scheduling

January 7, 2020 -- This is your second reminder that the deadline to request a final for Spring 2020 is Friday, January 17th by 5PM, there will be no exceptions for any missed exams. Please double check your groupings, and remember that ALL final exams have been changed to "Not Specified" when the semester rolled.


Fall 2020 Optimizer Run

December 11, 2019 -- We have completed our cleanup of the Optimizer run for Fall 2020 (2208) in CollegeNET and I have turned on your security to make edits for that semester in LionPATH. This is the first semester that we are using CollegeNET's Lynx interface. This is a quicker interface, so you should see changes happen in both systems faster.


Spring 2020 Final Exam Requests -- First Reminder

November 22, 2019 -- This is your first reminder that the deadline to request a final for Spring 2020 is Friday, January 17th at 5PM, there will be no exceptions for any missed exams.