The Office of the University Registrar has been designated by the Office of Academic Affairs to schedule academic sections in the “shared” buildings which include Houser Hall, Lloyd Hall, North Lawn Hall, Russell Hall, and the Farrah Auditoriums. For the fall and spring semesters, sections are scheduled into rooms in these buildings via the optimization process in Astra Schedule immediately following the optimization of academic space belonging to the colleges and departments that participate in this process. Once the optimization process is complete, we will schedule rooms in these shared buildings by request subject to availability.

The Office of Academic Affairs’ goal for booking courses is to reach 85% capacity or higher into each classroom and thus maximize the building’s utilization. As such, classrooms in these buildings strictly employ an 85% booking minimum for all courses based on historical enrollment in the requested class. After the room optimization and manual adjustment periods have concluded, The Office of the University may lower this capacity requirement in an effort to ensure that sections requiring a classroom can be accommodated prior to the beginning of the term.

If you have any questions please email schedule@ua.edu.