R25 has been retired, Astra Schedule now live


Effective immediately, R25 will no longer be in use. OCM's new system-wide classroom and event scheduling system, Astra Schedule, is now live. It will replace the former classroom schedule viewers and request process.

A quick start guide is available on the new Astra Schedule homepage on how to request a classroom for an event. Demonstrations will also be held at the following locations on campus:

  • Saint Paul: Tuesday, May 21, 9 -10 a.m., Ruttan B35

  • West Bank: Wednesday, May 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Blegen 10

  • East Bank: Thursday, May 23, 9-10 a.m., Nicholson 155 (Or watch this session live via UM Connect.)


With the Astra Schedule, my default is Crookston. Is there a way to change this? Also, I'm wondering if there is a way to see a larger picture of the rooms? I used to be able to see very large pictures of classrooms I was considering. Now, the picture is very small. Even after I click on it it is very small. I know new systems can pose new challenges, so thank you for allowing a space to comment!

One of the biggest changes that comes with the implementation of Astra Schedule is that we now have a system-wide scheduling and calendaring software. There is currently not a way to save favorite calendar views. It is a great suggestion though and we will look into that for improved, future functionality.

To see larger classroom photos and layouts, you can reference the OCM Classroom Inventory page: http://www.classroom.umn.edu/roomsearch/index.html

Additional functionality will continue to be added to Astra Schedule throughout the summer months. We look forward to being able to implement the updates and appreciate your feedback!


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