July 8: Student Schedules in the Block

Dear CSB/SJU Community,

I want to provide you with an update on the fall block schedule. We have successfully converted the current schedule into a block schedule within Banner.

Academic Advising is now beginning to work with students on any conflicts that exist in their schedule. While we have done our best to create a schedule that avoids student conflicts, there are still a large number of students with conflicts. Academic Advising is working with rising senior schedules now and will be reaching out to those students who have conflicts. As seniors resolve their schedules, academic advising will then begin work with rising junior and then rising sophomore student schedules. We hope to have this completed by the end of July. As we finish this work, current students will have the ability to continue to make adjustments to their schedule (as they typically do in preparation for the academic year). Incoming first year student schedules will be created in early August. We are going to do our best to meet our students’ needs. 

This work has taken a large team. I want to thank the team (Registrar, IT services, Academic Advising, Department Chairs, etc.) for their work to make this happen! As a result, we are creating a schedule that will be as safe as possible but still maintain the academic excellence our community expects. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Community Always, 

Barb May

Academic Dean

College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University