Room scheduling

Helpful Documents:
Room Reservation Request Form
Request to sponsor off-campus individuals or groups (RG 750)
RG Room Scheduling System presentation
Filming Permit Forms

Room Viewers Canvas site (info & resources)
Room Viewer Required User Guide

Building and Facilities Access (HOP 8-1080)

GPCs by semester

Overview.

*Only current UT faculty and staff may reserve rooms through our office.*

Our office schedules university General Purpose Classrooms (GPCs) on behalf of the University.  Classes and exams have first priority in GPCs. Event holders must:

  • Wait to enter a GPC if a class or exam is in progress.
  • Leave a GPC for the class or exam following. 

Request space as early as possible.  We schedule over 30,000 special event requests and about 27,000 class sections each year for university, community, state-wide, and national events. We use a first-come, first-serve basis to process requests, and confirm requests about a month prior to first class day of each semester.

Restricted Access Hours: Your I.D. is Your Key

GPC buildings and facilities transition to restricted access hours  at 7:00pm, and patrons will require their UT ID to enter through the building's celebrated entrance. Further information about using your ID to enter buildings can be found here: Building Access and Security

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Restricted GPC use: Final exam and no-class days

There are restrictions on what can be scheduled in general purpose classrooms (GPCs) on final exam and no-class days. Approved events must request room reservations through our office.

Reading/Dead days

The only class-related activity allowed in GPCs on the two university no-class days preceding final exam days (also known as “reading” or “dead” days) are office hours. GPCs will not be scheduled for quizzes, exams, or paper turn-ins.

No-class days

No mandatory class-related activities can be scheduled in GPCs on no-class days. Office hours, exam reviews, study groups, and organizational meetings can be scheduled in GPCs.

Final exam days

Final exams and any preparation or set-up regarding an exam have priority in GPCs on final exam days.

We schedule special reservations with a fifteen-minute buffer between the reservation and any final exam period. Special reservation holders may not enter nor disrupt the preceding exam until it is finished using the GPC and must be ready to vacate the GPC for the exam in the following period.

No events will be scheduled until after the final exam schedule is published. The only approved events scheduled in GPCs on university final exam days are:

  • Office Hours: Not to be used as review sessions that could give an unfair advantage to students who are able to attend over students who have a schedule conflict.
  • SSD Exam Accommodations: Scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Large GPCs will not be scheduled for SSD exams.
  • Dissertation Defenses: Scheduled within an approved three-hour final exam period
  • Make-up Exams: Unpublished make-up exams can be scheduled in a small GPCs for students with conflicts, on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • Make all exam-related requests through your department’s final exam scheduler.

Faculty and staff use.

Faculty and staff can use the Room Scheduling System to search for available GPCs then call or email our office to request reservations. Sign up in UT Learn for RG Room Scheduling System to learn how to use the system, or refresh your memory with the RG Room Scheduling System training presentation. Carry your reservation confirmation with you to your event.

Student use.

Registered student organizations must contact the Dean of Students’ Student Activities. Groups not currently registered may not make reservations. Students wishing to reserve rooms for study sessions must do so through staff or faculty in their academic unit.

Off-campus individuals, groups, and special permissions.

Requests must be approved prior to scheduling a GPC if  sponsoring events with:

  • Non-UT students, faculty, or staff
  • Un-registered UT student, faculty, or staff organizations
  • Associations or Corporations
  • Minors in attendance

See Regents’ Rules and Regulations, Rule 80105 for more information. Complete, get signatures, and submit the Request to sponsor off-campus individuals or groups (RG 750) as detailed on the form.

Filming on the University of Texas at Austin campus is regulated and can require a permit: http://www.utexas.edu/university-communications/resources/filming-at-ut.

Media contacts.

Reservations through our office are for classroom space only; requests for media or other types of support should be directed as follows:

Location: Contact:
CBA, GSB, or UTC McCombs School of Business, 232-6679
CMA College of Communication, 471-1199
SZB College of Education, 471-4357
CPE, ECJ, ETC, or WRW Cockrell School of Engineering, 232-2486
ART, BEL, BEN, BUR, CAL, FAC, GAR, HMA, JES,
JGB, MEZ, NOA, PAR, SAC, WAG, or WCH
College of Liberal Arts, 471-9666
CLA College of Liberal Arts, 232-5400
BIO, GDC, GEA, PAI, RLM, or WEL College of Natural Sciences, 232-9173
PHR College of Pharmacy, 471-3857

Outdoor and hallway space.

Our office does not schedule these spaces. Coordinate with stakeholders to reserve:

  • Outdoor space and the Jester concourse (JES A101HL): Dean of Students office
  • Welch hallways: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry chair’s office.
  • Other hallways and corridors: Reserved via the academic or administrative unit most closely associated with the space in question.

Life safety code and help opening rooms.

Having more people in a room than allowed per fire code violates Life Safety Code. Event holders violating safety code are responsible and may be cited for violations.

Facilities Services unlocks GPCs based on reservations made in the Room Scheduling System. If your room is not open, contact Facilities Service Center line at 471-2020. Only GPCs reserved through our system will be unlocked.

Resolving scheduling conflicts.

The majority of perceived scheduling conflicts are simple mistakes, not actual scheduling conflicts. If someone else is in the room you reserved,  gather information about the identity of the other person or group so that we can research the problem afterwards.  If a resolution cannot be reached, locate a nearby available room and use it. Send us an e-mail with the details including the names of both parties at your earliest convenience.

Contact us

  • Scheduling
  • 512 475-7600
  • Main Bldg room 1, Registrar Room Scheduling M5504 | off campus:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Office of the Registrar
  • Attn: Room Scheduling
  • PO Box 7216, Austin TX 78713-7216

scheduling@austin.utexas.edu