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Earlier this week, the Montclair State University Provost released a new class schedule grid for the entire university set to go into effect for the fall 2020 semester.

The new grid features both earlier and later classes starting at 7 a.m. and ending at 10:45 p.m. There are also more blocks scheduled on Mondays and Fridays, creating a bigger window for common hours on Wednesdays between 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Classes that take place twice a week will fall on Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday.

According to an email from Willard Gingerich, which was sent to faculty members on Monday, Nov. 4, “the old grid has simply collapsed under the growing demands of 21,000 students, including more demand for evening classes and an anticipated expansion of graduate needs.”

Some students at Montclair State are concerned with the new grid’s earlier class times, including Grace Wampler, a junior music major.

“It would be changing professors’ schedules,” Wampler said. “If they have a 7 a.m. , a lot of our adjuncts live in the city, and they have to change when they leave, and they have to leave a lot earlier.”

According to Gingerich’s email, “This grid will make year by year schedule planning far more efficient and so will planning for program delivery, faculty schedules (including adjunct schedules) and most importantly, students’ ability to plan their path to degree and work schedules for those who have them.”

While others are a little skeptical about the change, some students are ready to embrace it, including Nicholas Martinez, a junior exercise science major.

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Gregory Matos

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