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Final exam schedule policies

Build your class schedule to avoid exam conflicts

Students must arrange their class schedule to avoid conflicts, and must not register for classes that result in two examinations at the same time. Additionally, students should not register for courses that result in three examinations on one day. Anyone registering for more than two exams in one day will be expected to take the examinations as scheduled.

Students should arrange for lunch. Residence hall lunch hours cannot be extended.

Determine date and time of examination

To determine the date and time of an examination, the hour and days of the class lecture should be used, with the following exceptions:

Location of exams

Examinations will be held in the room where the lecture section of the class regularly meets, unless otherwise announced. If the class meets in different rooms at different times, the room used by the earliest class meeting in the week determines the exam room.

Evening courses

Evening course (meeting at 5:00 pm and after) examinations are scheduled at the regular meeting time during final exam week in the regularly scheduled room, unless otherwise announced.


Instructors are responsible for indicating their exam schedule on course syllabi.

Out-of-sequence exams - non-regular exam times

The examination times for some courses will be different from the regularly assigned exam schedule. These are most often combined exams for several sections of the same course. The instructors will announce room assignments for these examinations. Check the quarterly exam schedule for combined exams in the current term.

Default exam days/times change each quarter

The exam time for an 11:00 am class will be different from Fall to Winter to Spring.