Instructional Services

General Information Autumn 2024

The Instructional Services Office acts as a liaison between faculty, teaching assistants, and students and is designed to meet the needs of both graduate and undergraduate students daily. 

Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Listed below are some of the services our office provides:

  • Please  email (; 773-702-7019) if you can't make your laboratory because of illness or some other reason(s)

  • You need copies of homework assignments, handouts, lecture notes, etc.

  • KPTC lost & found; looking for any items lost (KPTC 205)

  • If you need to get in touch with your Discussion or Laboratory TA

  • If you need to get in touch with your Course Instructor

  • If you need to make any changes to your assigned laboratory or Physics course

We are here to help you with general Physics course-related information, etc. It would be best to stop by the Physics Instructional Services Office during office hours by phone at 773-702-7019 or email at

Laboratory Section Assignment Information

All students in the following courses should consult beginning the first day of the Quarter to confirm their Lab Section assignments:

  • Physical Sciences 11600

  • Physics 12100-01

  • Physics 12100-02

  • Physics 13100-01

  • Physics 13100-02

  • Physics 13100-03

  • Physics 14100-01

  • Physics 14100-02

Confirmation ensures that you are assigned a lab at the right time. To be in the course, all students MUST register for a lab section.

If you are assigned the wrong lab or no lab, you should immediately report to Instructional Services via email at as soon as possible to resolve any registration discrepancies.

All changes in course registration, either adding or dropping courses or lab section changes, must be made through the Physics Instructional Services Office (KPTC 205) by the end of week 1 of the Quarter. Subsequent changes will start the following Monday again,  week 2.

As you know, undergraduate laboratories begin in week 3 of each Quarter unless the instructor is indicated in handouts or the literature given out by the course instructor. Even if you receive verification of the lab section you are assigned to from the Registrar's Office, please check AGAIN TO BE SURE YOU ARE ASSIGNED TO A LAB SECTION AND REGISTERED FOR A PHYSICS COURSE.

If you still need to register for a course, complete a REGISTRATION REQUEST FORM with the Instructional Services Office. Please email for an in-person or Zoom appointment.  

Any LAB SECTION CHANGE must also be done in KPTC 205(in-person or online).

ALL Registration Request Consent Forms must be signed in KPTC 205 (Instructional Services Office) only--not by the Course Instructors.

Discussion Sections Information

Discussion Sections will begin meeting in week 2 of the Quarter. Students should consult and Canvas for  Discussion Section assignments.

Faculty and Teaching Assistants Office Hours Information

Office hours for each instructor and teaching assistant will be available via course handouts, web pages, and the Canvas site.

Final Exams

Graded final exams from the previous Quarter will be available in KPTC 205 until the middle of the current Quarter.

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