Final Exam Schedule
Standard Final Exam Table
There shall be a final examination and/or assessment in every undergraduate course. Exceptions may be made with the written approval of the department chair or other appropriate unit administrator.
Each faculty member shall retain, for one full semester (either fall or spring) after a course is ended, the students' final assessments in the appropriate medium. If a faculty member goes on leave for a semester or longer, or leaves the university, the faculty member shall leave the final assessments and grade records for the course with the department chair, the program director, or the dean of the College or School, as appropriate.
All in-class final examinations must be held on the date and at the time listed in the official final examination schedule. Out-of-class final examination or equivalent assessments shall be due on the date and at a time listed in the official final examination schedule. Changes to final examination schedules and locations must be approved by the chair of the department or the dean of the College, or the appropriate designee. However, final examinations or assessments may not be rescheduled to the final week of classes or to Reading Day.
Students may seek to reschedule final examinations so that they have no more than three examinations on any given day. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate the rescheduling or be responsible for taking the examination as originally scheduled. When rescheduling is desired, students should first contact their instructors (see Academic Deadlines). Students who encounter difficulty rescheduling examinations with their instructors are advised to contact the dean's office of their academic program for help. Faculty members are expected to accommodate students with legitimate rescheduling requests.
Students are strongly encouraged to check the final exam schedule before registering for courses. Exam schedules are based on, but not the same as, the start time of the lecture period for the individual class.
Final Exams for Classes that Meet at Non-Standard Times
Classes that meet at non-standard times, or whose starting times do not correspond with any of the standard class times, will not be assigned a time for the final until mid-semester.
Final Exams for Classes Beginning at 6:00PM and Later
Exams for classes beginning at 6:00pm and later are given on the same day and at the same time that the class normally meets during the semester. For example, a class that meets Tuesday at 6:00pm will have its exam on Tuesday of the exam week at 6:00pm; a class that meets Thursday at 6:00pm will have its exam on Thursday of the exam week at 6:00pm. Final examinations for classes that meet more than once a week will be held on the exam day corresponding to the first day of the week that the class meets; for example, a class that meets T/Th at 6:00pm will have its exam on Tuesday of the exam week at 6:00pm. Exams will generally be given in regularly scheduled classrooms. The department will notify faculty of any exceptions.
Common Final Exams
Final examinations for all sections of some courses are given together; note that these exam times do not depend on the hour or day at which the particular section meets. The room in which these examinations will be held will be announced in class.
The Robert H. Smith School of Business
Final examination for BMGT courses numbered 600 and above do not follow the schedule outlined above. These exams are generally three hours in length. Exam dates and times will be announced in class.
School of Public Policy
Final examination for PUAF courses numbered 600 and above do not follow the schedule outlined above. These exams are generally three hours in length. Exam dates and times will be announced in class.
Final Exams for Classes in Freshmen Connection
In addition to the Freshmen Connection final exam schedule, Freshmen Connection students enrolled in NFSC 100 or CHEM or MATH courses that have a Common Final Exam, must refer to the Common Final table for exam details. The room in which the Common Final examinations will be held will be announced in class. Otherwise, final exams will generally be given in regularly scheduled classrooms. The department will notify faculty of exceptions.