Final Exam Schedule

Final Examinations

Final exams are scheduled for 2 hours in accordance with final exam policy and the set individual final exam schedule. The time of a final exam for a class may be changed only with prior approval of the dean or director, which will require the exam to be held at later date in the week. Dean or director approved requests must be submitted to the Provost’s Office for final approval. The Registrar’s Office shall be notified by the schedule of classes publication date for the applicable term of any approved changes in final exams for scheduling purposes and to avoid conflicts.

Students may request an alternate time for an exam if they have three or more scheduled exams on the same day. When a combined final exam conflicts with a student’s individual final exam, another combined final exams, or results in an excessive schedule (3 or more exams in one day), it is the responsibility of the department giving the combined final exam to offer it at another time. The ‘Optional Exam Time’ is included on the schedule for make-up or rescheduled exams.

    • Individual Final Exams: Most final exams are scheduled based on the class sections’ meeting pattern during the term in accordance with the set final exam schedule posted above.
    • Combined Final Exams: These exams are given at the same time for a group of class sections for a course. Combined final exam blocks fall outside of the individual final exam schedule to reduce conflicts for students and space, particularly large lecture halls.
      • Student Conflicts: When a combined final exam conflicts with a student’s individual final exam, another combined final exams, or results in an excessive schedule (3 or more exams in one day), it is the responsibility of the department giving the combined final exam to offer it at another time. The ‘Optional Exam Time’ is included on the schedule for make-up or rescheduled exams.
    • Evening Exams (5:00 PM & later): Evening final exams are held in the 5:30 – 7:30 PM block during final exam week.
    • Saturday Classes: Final exams for Saturday classes are scheduled at the regular meeting start time for 2 hours on the Saturday of final exam week.
    • Optional Exam Time: Based upon recommendation from the Academic Policy Committee, this optional exam period has been reserved for students with exam conflicts to take one of the conflicting exams.
    • Official Emergency Date: If the University must declare an official emergency during the final examination period, the exams that are postponed will be rescheduled in the same rooms at the same times on the designated date for the term. If more than one day of exams are cancelled, the Office of the Provost will announce plans for rescheduling.

Schedule Publication
The final exam schedule for fall and spring terms are published at the same time as the schedule of classes for the term. This allows students to be able to plan their final exams while planning their schedule for the term.

Final Exam Scheduling & Room Assignments
The final exam schedule for a term is generated in PAWS by the Registrar’s Office around late-September for fall terms and mid-February for spring terms. PAWS attempts to schedule all final exams in the classroom in which the section is taught unless a conflict arises with another final exam. Department academic schedule builders and coordinators are notified when final exams are scheduled, and rooms are assigned. It is the responsibility of the department to contact the instructor and students regarding any classroom changes.

Once scheduled and rooms assigned, final exam times, dates and locations are available to students, faculty, and teaching staff in PAWS. Follow the links below to find out how to see your schedules:

Instructor Email from PAWS
Instructors with grade approval access for a section will receive two auto-generated emails from PAWS indicating the section(s) for the term with their exam date, start and end time, and location.

Study Day Policy
The current iteration of the study day was created as a permanent fixture of the academic calendar via a motion by the Academic Policy Committee in 1987 as part of the 1989-90 academic calendar recommendation.

For more detailed Final Exam & Study Day policies, please refer to this document. 

Spring Final Examination Schedule

May 13 & 15-20, 2023

Optional Exam Time: Friday, May 19, 2023, from 7:30 – 9:30 AM

Official Emergency Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023

Individual Final Exams: Most final exams are scheduled during one of four daytime blocks on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday during final exam week. To determine the date and time of an exam, locate the meeting days (MWF or TR) and start time (from within the range stated in each box) of the lecture. For example, if the class meets during the semester TR 2:30-3:45 PM, the exam block is TR 2:00-2:55 PM, and the final exam is Tuesday, May 16, 2023 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

  • MWF, includes the following meeting patterns: MWF, M, W, F, MW, MF, WF, MTWR, MTWF, MWRF, MTRF, & MTWRF (may include other meeting patterns that start with M, W, or F)
  • TR, includes the following meeting patterns: TR, T, R, TF, RF, TRF, & TWRF (may include other meeting patterns that start with T or R)

Evening Exams (5:00 PM & later): Evening final exams are held in the 5:30 – 7:30 PM block during final exam week. If the class meets multiple days per week, the final exam will be held on the first day of the meeting pattern (i.e., if a class meets TR at 6:30 PM, the exam will be held Tuesday at 5:30 PM during exam week).

Combined Final Exams: These exams are scheduled during one of the 6 blocks on Friday or Saturday (or from 8-10 PM M-R, if needed) during final exam week. Combined final exam blocks fall outside of the individual final exam schedule to reduce conflicts for students and space, such as large lecture halls.

Saturday Classes: Saturday classes hold their final exams at the regular meeting start time for 2 hours.

Individual & Combined Final Exam Schedule
For more information on the courses and sections included in the combined finals, see chart below this schedule.
* Approved 3-hour final exam from 3-6 PM.

NOTE: Several Nursing final exams do not adhere to the individual final exam schedule due to conflicts and other requirements of the major and are approved each term by the Provost’s Office. Please contact the department for more information.

Combined Finals Exams Courses & Sections Information 

Fall Final Examination Schedule

December 16-17; 19-23, 2022

Optional Exam Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Friday, December 16

Based upon a recommendation of the Academic Policy Committee, this optional exam period has been reserved for students with exam conflicts to take one of the conflicting exams.

Conflict: When a combined final examination conflicts with a student’s individual final examination, it is the responsibility of the department giving the combined final examination to offer the combined final examination at another time.

Official Emergency: If the University must declare an official emergency during the final examination period, the exams that are postponed will be rescheduled in the same rooms at the same times on Friday, December 23, 2022. In the event that more than one day of exams are cancelled, the Office of the Provost will announce plans for rescheduling.

Study Day Policy: The current iteration of the study day was created as a permanent fixture of the academic calendar via a motion by the Academic Policy Committee in 1987 as part of the 1989-90 academic calendar recommendation.

Late Hour (5:00 PM & later) and Saturday Classes: Late hour final examinations will be held during the 5:30 – 7:30 PM block during the week of final examinations. If the class meets multiple days per week, the final examination will be held on the first day of the meeting pattern (i.e., if a class meets TR 6:30 PM, the exam will be held Tuesday at 5:30 PM during exam week).  Saturday classes will hold their final examination during their regular meeting time.

Combined Final Exams: Combined Final Exams are exams given at the same time for a group of class sections for a course. When a combined final exam conflicts with a student’s individual final exam, it is the responsibility of the department giving the combined final exam to offer it at another time.

Individual Final Exam Schedule

To determine the date and time of your exam, the meeting days and start time of the lecture should be used (found in white boxes). Your start time will fall within the range stated in each box. For example, if your class meets during the semester TR 2:00-3:15 PM, your exam block is TR 2:00-2:55 PM, and your final exam will be held Tuesday, December 20 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

Exam Meeting Time & Date Friday, December 16 Monday, December 19 Tuesday, December 20 Wednesday, December 21 Thursday, December 22
7:30-9:30 AM MWF 8:00 – 8:55 AM TR 8:00 – 8:55 AM MWF 9:00 – 9:55 AM TR 9:00 – 9:55 AM
10:00-12:00 Noon MWF 4:00 – 4:55 PM MWF 10:00 – 10:55 AM TR 10:00 – 10:55 AM MWF 11:00 – 11:55 AM TR 11:00 – 11:55 AM
12:30-2:30 PM TR 4:00 – 4:55 PM MWF 12:00 – 12:55 PM TR 12:00 – 12:55 PM MWF 1:00 – 1:55 PM TR 1:00 – 1:55 PM
3:00-5:00 PM OPTIONAL EXAM TIME MWF 2:00- 2:55 PM TR 2:00 – 2:55 PM MWF 3:00 – 3:55 PM TR 3:00 – 3:55 PM
5:30-7:30 PM M 5:00 PM & Later T 5:00 PM & Later W 5:00 PM & Later R 5:00 PM & Later

For information on late hour (5:00 PM & later) and Saturday classes, please refer to the top of the webpage.

The MWF category includes the following sequences:

M, W, F, MTWRF, MWF, MF, MW, MTF, WSa, MT, MTWF, MWFSa, WF, MTW, MTR, MWR, MR, WR, MTWR, MTRF, MWRF, MRF

The TR category includes the following sequences:

T, R, TR TWR, TWF, TRF, TF, RF, TW, TWRF, TRSa

Combined Final Exam Schedule

Exam Meeting Time & Date Friday, December 16 Saturday, December 17 Monday, December 19 Tuesday, December 20 Wednesday, December 21
7:30-9:30 AM SPANISH
10:00-12:00 Noon FRENCH
PHILOS
12:30-2:30 PM BUS ADM 100
CGS MAT (WAUK)
3:00-5:00 PM MATH B BUS ADM 201*
BUS ADM 301*
5:30-7:30 PM BUS ADM 230
BUS ADM 231
MATH A
BUS ADM 724
8:00-10:00 PM BUS ADM 210 BUS ADM 350

*Exam held 3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Combined Final Exam Key

BUS ADM 100 LEC 401, 402, 403, 404
BUS ADM 201 LEC 401, 402, 403
BUS ADM 210 LEC 401, 402
BUS ADM 230 LEC 401, 402
BUS ADM 231 LEC 001
BUS ADM 301 LEC 401, 402
BUS ADM 350 LEC 401, 402
BUS ADM 724 LEC 001, 002
CGS MAT WAUK ONLY: 092, 098,102, 105, 108
FRENCH 103, 104, 203, 204 (ALL SECTIONS)
MATH A 092, 098, 102, 108, 176, MTHSTAT 215 (ALL SECTIONS*)
MATH B 094, 105, 115, 175, 211, 231 (ALL SECTIONS*)
PHILOS 101 LEC 402, 403
111 LEC 402, 403 (combined with MATH 111)
211 LEC 403, 404
SPANISH 103, 104, 203, 204 (ALL SECTIONS)

*Evening sections beginning 5:00 PM and later will be held at the regular meeting time during the week of final examinations. Refer to the Individual Final Exam schedule to determine final exam time and date. If the class meets multiple days per week, the final examination will be held on the first day of the meeting pattern