Summer Parts of Term

During the summer term, the University of Oregon operates on multiple parts of terms, based on the actual dates that courses are offered. Coding courses into the correct part of term is necessary so that students have appropriate add/drop deadlines, tuition refunds for withdrawals, grade option change deadlines, etc., on a course-by-course basis. Correct parts of term also facilitate appropriate release of financial aid and veterans benefits to UO students and ensures compliance with university policies regarding course evaluations.

The actual course dates and the part of term can be seen in Banner in SQASECT. Parts of term are also available in the Student Data Warehouse. Part of term codes are also displayed on the SWREGRP Schedule Proof report in Banner. It is not possible to search the online class schedule by part of term; however, the Registrar’s Office regularly posts a list of Zero Week courses.

There are approximately 250 possible parts of term. You can decode a part of term as shown below and by using the Part of Term Generator here.

Look Up Part of Term Codes

Select a course start date and end date below to show the corresponding Part of Term Code (or view them all here). If your course begins on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, select a Monday Course Start Date. If your course begins on a Thursday or later, select a Thursday Course Start Date. For courses starting in Week 1 or Week 5 and ending Week 8, select August 20, 2017 as the Course End Date.

Part of Term Code Course Start Date Course End Date Number of Weeks
Z1 6/19/2017 (Mon Week 0) 6/25/2017 (Sun) 1

How Part of Term Codes Work

Two-digit part of term codes

The first character (a letter) represents the week that the course starts and the second character (a number) represents the number of weeks that the course meets.

First Character of POT Second Character of POT
  • Z = starts in zero week
  • A = starts in week 1
  • B = starts in week 2
  • C = starts in week 3
  • H = starts in week 8
  • 1 = course runs for 1 week
  • 2 = course runs for 2 weeks
  • 3 = course runs for 3 weeks
  • 4 = course runs for 4 weeks

Parts of Term

Examples:

  • Z2 is a two-week course that starts in zero week (Z)
  • A4 is a four-week course that starts in week 1 (A)
  • E3 is a three-week course that starts in week 5 (E)
  • K2 is a two-week course that starts in week 11 (K)

Three-digit part of term codes

The first character (a letter) represents the weekend that the course starts, the second digit is always a W to indicate that this is a weekend course; and the third character (a letter) represents the weekend that the course ends.

First Character of POT: Weekend that the course starts Second Character is always a W Third Character of POT: Weekend that the course ends
A = weekend course starting at the end of week 1
W
A = weekend course ending at the end of week 1
B = weekend course starting at the end of week 1
W
C = weekend course ending at the end of week 3
E = weekend course starting at the end of week 5
W
F= weekend course ending at the end of week 6

Parts of Term

Examples:

  • ZWZ is a weekend course that starts at the end of zero week (Z) and ends that same weekend (Z)
  • AWB is a weekend course that starts at the end of week one (A) and runs two weeks through the end of week two (B)
  • EWH is a weekend course that starts at the end of week five (E) and runs four weeks through the end of week 8 (H)

"Odd" Parts of Term

  • All Individualized Study courses are coded as part of term IS.
  • Three digit POT’s with a second character of "O" are reserved for Oregon Marine Biology courses in Charleston.

Summer "Finals"

For Summer Session classes, final exams are given on the last class meeting day.

Summer Course Evaluations

UO runs the course evaluation process three times throughout the summer: at the end of week 4, at the end of week 8; and at then end of week 11. Only courses of three or four weeks in duration, ending in week 4, 8, or 11 are included in the course evaluation process for summer.

Questions about parts of term can be directed to:

Academic and Classroom Scheduling
Office of the Registrar (Oregon Hall)
Email: sched@uoregon.edu
Phone: (541) 346-3225

Part of Term Codes -- Full Table