Classroom, Event Management, and Resource Scheduling (CEMRS)

Welcome to the Classroom, Event Management, and Resource Scheduling (CEMRS) Webpage

A systemwide team has worked for several months to evaluate and select a vendor to replace the room scheduling software in place at most of our campuses. The Chancellor and the Leadership Council have endorsed the selection and the system wide implementation design.

The overall goal of the project is in alignment with Chancellor Rosenstone's strategic framework objective: "We will be the highest value / most affordable higher education option." To this end this project will allow the campuses of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to schedule their space more effectively and efficiently, by assuring consistent and accurate data and measures across the system. Through consistent data integrity, this project will define a more objective process that will allow each school and the system to tell the full story of its space utilization and improve the quality of space management decisions.

For more information on the project, the link to the project charter outlines the objectives, scope, roles, milestones, and other key items for the project.

Here is a link to the launch memo that has been sent systemwide.

Here is a link to the Key Contacts List which has project representation for each college/university.

Here is a link to the EMS Campus Rollout List.

For frequently asked questions on the project please review the FAQ document.

September update:

We have a date for the final school to go live on EMS Campus: October 10. We will be completely implemented on EMS Campus across the MnSCU system. Congratulations to everyone for all the hard work to reach this exciting milestone.

As the project is winding down we are starting the transition from a project to an operational system. Meetings are occurring between CEMRS project staff and system office facilities staff to bring the project to completion and prepare for ongoing operational support.

The annual EMS Conference will occur in Vail, Colorado on September 16-18. MnSCU will be well represented at the conference. As part of the project celebration, presentations from what was learned at the conference will be presented.

The project celebration is planned for Tuesday, October 29th at the Quarry Center in Waite Park. The tentative agenda is:

Monday, October 28
  • Open lab
  • 10:00 to 5:00
Tuesday, October 29
  • Welcome and open lab
  • Introductions
  • Presentation from conference
  • Lunch
  • Recognition
  • Schedulers Consortium topics
  • Open lab
  • 8:00 to 9:00
  • 9:00 to 9:30
  • 9:00 to 11:30
  • 11:30 to 1:00
  • 1:00 to 2:00
  • 2:00 to 4:00
  • 4:00 to 5:00

For more information on the project status see the August status report.

We will be updating this page with project status and new information as it is available, so please check it out regularly.

If you have questions about the project please send a message to the project manager.