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The go-to choice for over 1000 forward-looking organizers each month.

Trim down your prep time with fast seating chart generation

We strive to make seating chart design effortless. Create a new arrangement in a snap and reuse your once-input data whenever needed.

Re-use your floor plans and rosters

Generate multiple seating charts from your resources in seconds.

Custom or random seating

Automatically shuffle persons around the room and tweak the result with drag & drop. Create groups to, e.g., keep chosen students separated.

Import names

Import names from a spreadsheet or another application with simple copy & paste.

Choose from multiple visual styles

Pick from multiple chair and desk options. Select student card style and use portraits or automatically generated avatars.

This app just saved me so much time. Thank you!

Rachel Silva
Teacher, US 🇺🇸

I teach the same set of students in various classrooms throughout the week. The beauty of the Seating Chart Maker for me lies in its ability to utilize the same student list to form multiple seating arrangements for different rooms.

Mareike Wolff
Teacher, Switzerland 🇨🇭

Strategic Seating

What is a seating chart, really?

Think of a seating chart (also referred to as a seating plan) as your blueprint for where everyone is positioned in a given space—whether in a classroom, at a wedding, or during a conference. Its main goal is to optimize the room's dynamics, maintain order, and speed up seating and identification.

Why bother with a seating chart?

It's all about efficiency and ease. With a seating chart, pinpointing and seating guests or students—especially at large events—becomes a no-sweat task. It not only speeds up taking seats but simplifies taking attendance.

  • Keep things under control. A well-planned seating chart is key to minimizing distractions and enhancing the overall atmosphere, whether learning in a classroom or maintaining decorum at big events.
  • Boost engagement. Cleverly organized seating fosters learning from peers and makes mingling and socializing a piece of cake or discourages it, depending on your goal.

Best practices for creating a seating plan

  • Consider the layout of the space. Tailor your seating layout to the venue's size and shape. Choose from rows, grids, or clusters of circular tables to best meet your event's goals and the furniture at hand.
  • Mix and match. For a dash of dynamism, shuffle attendees based on certain criteria (like industries at corporate gatherings or social vibes in class) to spice up interactions or keep potential drama at bay (think twice about seating rival cousins next to each other at a wedding).
  • Stay flexible. Be ready to tweak your plan. Changes might be needed as more guests confirm, dynamics evolve, or you learn more about the group.

Leveraging these tips will help you create a seating chart that not only meets the logistics but also enhances everyone's experience at your event. Let's get everyone seated just right!

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Effortless Planning

How it works

Quickly set up rooms, add participants, and create seating charts using intuitive tools.

Step 1.

Set up available seats

Create the layout of your room. Pick chair and desk styles. Rotate and place them freely with familiar features like drag & drop and an automatic snap guide.

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Step 2.

Create or import a roster

Seating Chart Maker allows you to easily populate your roster by copying and pasting names from any application or text file, or by importing data from spreadsheets and CSV files.

In this phase, you can easily set up groups of students that should be, e.g., kept separated, together, or in front of the classroom in an automatically generated chart.

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Step 3.

Generate a seating chart

Generate a random seating chart, tweak it to perfection, and print or share it via a link. You can also show it directly from the app in full-screen mode.

You can easily edit existing charts or create new ones with the same roster and room.

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Examples of printed seating charts

Save your seating charts in the app, export them to PDF, or print them on paper for easy keeping or sharing.

Printed seating chart with student pictures
Printed seating chart with large room and without background texture
Printed seating chart with minimal name labels

Plans & pricing

Simplify seating with our easy-to-use online application.
If you're not satisfied, contact us within the first 14 days and we'll send you a full refund.

Personal

Kickstart classroom organization with the Seating Chart Maker Personal Plan.

$3.29/monthSave 53%

Billed annually $39.48. Plus tax.

  • Unlimited seating charts
  • Share seating charts via link
  • Add student photos
  • Automatic and custom seating
  • Email support
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No credit card required for trial.

Team

For professional users, teams and organizations. Price per user.

$7.99/monthSave 20%

Billed annually $95.88. Plus tax.

  • Share resources with your team
  • Data integrations
  • Priority support
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Frequently asked questions

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Reach out to our customer support team.

What's included in the trial?
In your 7-day free trial, you can create one room, one roster, and one seating chart. You can print your seating chart as needed, though prints will include a watermark during the trial period.
Are there organizational/business/team plans available?
Yes, we do offer team plans that allow multiple users and shared resources. If you're interested, please get in touch with us.
How can I import a student list? What formats are supported?
You have two convenient options for importing rosters:
  1. Direct Upload: Easily upload your roster directly using common spreadsheet formats like CSV or Excel.
  2. Copy & Paste: Alternatively, copy and paste a list of names into our input field. Seating Chart Maker will automatically detect separator characters such as newlines and commas.

After importing, you can easily modify the name format and add student photos. For the copy & paste method, if you cannot copy directly from your source, you may want to export your data to a CSV, Excel, or similar format before copying.

Can I create a chart manually?
Absolutely! You can modify the automatically created chart or start from scratch to place students manually.
How do I add a student photo?
You can add student photos to your roster by uploading them directly from your computer. Just click the avatar icon next to the student's name in the roster view to upload a photo.
Can I pause my subscription? I only need to create seating plans at the beginning of a new period.

We don't offer a pause feature, but you can cancel and restart your subscription anytime. Don't worry about losing your data; we keep it safe for 12 months after you unsubscribe. This means you can come back and continue where you left off, with all your seating plans and data ready for your next period.

Do I need to install anything? What are the system requirements for Seating Chart Maker?

No installation is required. Seating Chart Maker is a web-based application that works in any modern web browser. This includes Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge. It also works on mobile devices and tablets, although we recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best experience.

Can I create multiple seating charts for the same room and student list?
Yes, you can. You have the option to reuse room and roster data to create different seating charts. For example, you can use a single room template to create seating charts for multiple classes.
What export options does Seating Chart Maker offer for my seating charts and empty room templates?
Seating Chart Maker allows you to export your seating charts and room templates in a variety of formats. This includes PDF for easy printing and distribution, and image formats for convenient digital display and sharing.
Can I print the seating plans? Can I present them from my computer? Can I flip the perspective when printing or presenting?

Yes, you can print your seating plans or room templates. Seating Chart Maker allows you to export these to PDF in common paper sizes (like Letter and A4) for easy printing. You can also export to image formats for digital display, sharing, or custom printing.

When presenting from your computer, you can use the built-in full-screen mode from the app to display your seating chart.

You can also flip the perspective between teacher and student perspective when viewing, presenting or printing. This is useful for teachers who want to present seating charts to students from their own point of view. All names and labels will remain readable and oriented in the correct direction.

I can not access my account. What should I do?

If you no longer have access to your account, please contact us and we'll be happy to help you regain access by, for example, changing your email address after verifying your the account owner.

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