Fall and spring final exams occur at the end of each semester, while summer finals are scheduled during the last week of class for each session. It’s your responsibility to make sure you know when and where you’ll be taking your finals.
The week before finals is free of major or final exams, except for practical tests at the end of lab periods. If your instructors have assigned projects well in advance, they may be due during this week. Make sure you plan ahead.
Finals for course sections that don’t meet during the last weeks of the term—for example, first eight week classes—will be held during the last class meeting.
If you have more than three finals scheduled on the same day, you can take steps to have your exam schedule adjusted. First, check with your instructors to find out if you can schedule a make-up exam. If not, do the following:
Check the exam schedule to find out which three exams come first during the day.
For any exams that follow the first three, make sure you let your instructors know by the middle of the semester.
Or, if you choose, you can take all finals as they are scheduled.
The final exam schedule exists to limit potential conflicts in your exam schedule. If an instructor gives an exam, it must be held on the day and time published on this page. If an instructor changes an exam time and that creates a conflict for you, you should first talk with your instructor.
If you’re unable to resolve the problem with your instructor, report the change to the instructor’s department chair. If it still isn’t resolved, contact the chair’s dean or director. If you’ve tried all of these avenues with no success, contact the Office of Academic Affairs.
An instructor giving a final exam before the final exam period should be reported in the same way.
When are your final exams?
Check the links to the terms below on this page to find out when your exams are scheduled.
Note that some course and departmental final exam times differ from the standard class final exam times. Be sure to check both lists as you’re planning for your finals.
Keep in mind that events in the area may require you to allow extra travel and parking time. Plan to arrive early.