As East Campus Grows, Cu-Boulder Altering Course Schedules

Friday, December 2, 2011

As the University of Colorado's campus stretches out farther east, school leaders will alter course schedules to make sure students aren't crunched for time traveling between classes.

Beginning in fall 2012, all classes held in Williams Village and on the East Campus will be scheduled to start 30 minutes after main campus start times. For example: Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes on the main campus will begin on the hour, while classes at satellite locations will start on the half-hour.

The official change to the schedule comes as CU prepares to debut its $194 million biotechnology building on the East Campus that is intended to bring scientists from all over the campus underneath one roof to collaborate on complex medical problems. The building will also house classrooms and labs.

About a dozen classes will be scheduled in the new biotechnology building next fall, said William Kaempfer, CU's vice provost.

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