GPCs by semester
*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.
GPC buildings and facilities transition to restricted access hours at 7:00pm on weekdays and at all times on weekends/holidays. Patrons will need to coordinate evening and weekend access in advance through Building Access and Security and bring their UT ID card to enter the building's celebrated entrance.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Reservations through our office are for classroom space only; requests for media or other types of support should be directed as follows:
|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, ASE, BEL, BEN, BUR, CAL, FAC, GAR, HMA, JES,
JGB, MEZ, PAR, SAC, WAG, or WCH
|College of Liberal Arts, 471-9666|
|RLP||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|
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.
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.
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.
- 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