Calendar Committee Request for Exception

The University Senate Calendar Committee considers requests for exceptions to the university calendar, specifically exceptions to the final examination schedule as provided in the regulations. View the full policy at the following link, and read the notes below on common cases.

View the Policy Details of USRR 1.3

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Students with Three Final Exams in One Day

NOT under Calendar Committee Jurisdiction - Except for those excused in advance by the instructor, all students are required to take final examinations when prescribed. However, in the event that a student has (3) three or more final examinations scheduled on the same day, no student shall be obligated to take more than two exams on that day. No later than two weeks before Stop Day, the student shall notify the instructor(s) from the highest numbered course(s) not having a common final exam of the need to provide a make-up examination to be administered at a mutually acceptable time.

Exceptions to the Final Exam Schedule

Petitions to the committee must be submitted at least three weeks before the last scheduled day of classes. Students' academic best interests shall be the criteria for the Calendar Committee's decisions on petitions. The Committee will consider a request for a special final exam time only if the request encompasses ALL sections of a course. The Committee will not accept petitions for special final examination times for the purpose of consolidating single exam times for multiple sections taught by the same instructor.

Events that are scheduled on Stop Day and during Finals

No university organization shall schedule events or meetings that require student participation or academic assessment (e.g., honors placement exams or recognition/graduation events) during the final examination period, including Stop Day. Exceptions are allowed for local events or meetings that are scheduled on Saturday and up to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. A committee that must meet during the final examination period to resolve an academic issue may meet only at a time mutually convenient to all members. No other exceptions are allowed unless reviewed and approved by the University Senate Calendar Committee.

Special Exams

Examinations and tests other than final examinations may be given at times other than regular class hours when the time and place are approved by the Calendar Committee and published in advance in the Schedule of Classes. The Committee will consider a request for a special exam time only if the request encompasses ALL sections of a course. The Committee will not accept petitions for special examination times for the purpose of consolidating single exam times for multiple sections taught by the same instructor.