During fall and spring semesters, a week is set aside at the end of the semester for final exams. Typically, the time of the exam does not correspond with your regular meeting time. During the summer, final exams are given during regular class time.
Each course should include a final exam or exercise of some kind, and in order to avoid conflicts, that exam or exercise must be given at the time specified in the Enrollment and Student Academic Information Bulletin. If you decide to arrange for an alternative time, you still must allow any student who wishes to take the examination or complete the exercise at the officially scheduled time to do so. The time and date listed in the Enrollment and Student Academic Information Bulletin must remain available to students.
Some students may have conflicts during officially scheduled exam times. Please take a moment in your class early in the semester to ask students to check their exam schedules and let you know immediately if they anticipate conflicts.
If an exam needs to be proctored, you are expected to be the proctor. If you cannot be there and need a proctor, it is your responsibility to find someone to do this. A proctor for an exam should have faculty status as an instructor, lecturer or professor. Office staff may not proctor examinations, nor should they be expected to handle incidents of academic misconduct.
The week prior to final exam week is “free week.” During that week, no major or final examinations may be given.Learn more about finals and free week