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Office Hours System

We built the Web Appointment Scheduling System (WASS) office hours system for faculty, deans and others to post their office hours on the Web and allow people to make appointments. The system uses e-mail to notify people of pending appointments, and also allows appointments to be synchronized with local calendaring applications, such as Outlook and Google calendars.

Anyone at Princeton can use WASS. Office hour holders create a calendar in the system and indicate their availability for appointments on that calendar. Each calendar has an associated URL which can be advertised to potential appointment makers. People can then access the calendar, locate the blocks of available time, and make an appointment. The calendar owner can restrict appointments on the basis of NetID or course enrollment, and can also open up blocks of time to anyone in the Princeton community and beyond.

WASS can also be used to schedule appointments for entities (rooms, access to equipment), and can be used to schedule meetings for which people self-enroll. You would use WASS in cases where you want to make yourself or some resource available during limited periods of time, and you want people to be able to make appointments without having to contact you.

The WASS system is completely browser-based and works with most browsers on most platforms. The system has built-in, context-sensitive help. If you have any questions about WASS, please contact the Help Desk.