Every course regularly scheduled by the Registrar of Dartmouth College has, in addition to its regularly scheduled class times, a scheduled X-period. This is one period each week reserved for that course in its regularly assigned classroom at a time different from the standard time scheduled for the course. For courses that meet on Monday-Wednesday-Friday, the X-hour falls on Thursdays for a 50-minute period. For courses scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, the X-hour generally falls on a Monday or Wednesday for a 65-minute period. See the Course Schedule Chart for specific details.
Instructors use X-hours in a variety of ways. Some use them as regularly scheduled classtime and expect students to come to class for every X-hour. Others use them for discussion sections, special tutoring sessions, or make-up classes when regularly scheduled classes must be canceled for any reason.
The important things to remember about X-hours are these:
Last Updated: 8/15/16