Final Examinations

Fall Quarter 2019

Final Examination Policies | Spring 2019 Final Exam Schedule | Spring 2019 Final Exam Schedule by Time Block | Fall 2019 Final Exam Schedule | Fall 2019 Final Exam Schedule by Time Block

Final Examination Schedule Revisions

Beginning fall quarter 2016, please note that changes were made to the final examination schedule.

The schedule for final examinations has been revised to add final examinations on Fridays during the fall and winter quarters in addition to the scheduled finals on Monday through Thursday. Spring final examinations will still be scheduled Monday through Thursday in spring 2019. The final examination schedules forspring 2019 and fall 2019 can be found below.

Final Examination Policies

Final examinations are required in all undergraduate courses unless the department or other agency sponsoring the course has obtained permission from the Committee on Educational Policy to evaluate students in another manner. Final examinations are only given during the examination-week period at the time announced in the Schedule of Classes, usually in the same room used for class meetings during the quarter.  No change in the time or date of a final examination may occur unless the course sponsoring agency has obtained the approval of the Committee on Educational Policy (CEP). Requests must be received by CEP not later than the first week of the quarter in which the course is occurring. Completion or submission of final examinations or papers for undergraduate courses is not allowed during the regular term’s period of instruction, including the closed week before final examinations. When finals are administered (not during week 10), they must be completed at the scheduled examination time and may not require more than the scheduled three-hour time block. If a take-home examination is not assigned until the week designated for final examinations, it cannot require more than three hours to complete.

To avoid three final examinations on the same day, students may want to consider the final exam schedule when enrolling in courses.

Instructors may bar students from taking the examination if they arrive late. If a student misses an examination due to an unavoidable emergency, the instructor may agree to give an Incomplete and schedule a makeup examination provided that the student’s work is passing up to that point. When a final examination is one of the regular requirements in a course, no one taking the course may be individually exempted from it. Travel plans for vacation are not an emergency, and should not be made without checking the final examination schedule.

Closed Week

No examinations, tests, assignments, papers, final projects or final performances that result in more than 12.5 percent of the final grade (other than individual makeup exams) may be given during the last week of instruction. This does not include the collection of materials produced throughout the quarter, such as final portfolios.

Examination Retention

An instructor may release to individual students the original final examinations (or copies). Otherwise, the instructor will retain final examination materials at least until the end of the next regular term. During that time students will be allowed to review their examinations.

Religious Observance for Tests and Examinations

Given the diversity of religious practice within the campus community, academic and administrative units are encouraged to make reasonable accommodation when the schedule of a required campus event conflicts with an individual’s religious creed. It is the official policy of the University of California, Santa Cruz, to accommodate, without penalty, requests for alternate test or examination times in cases where the scheduled time for the test or examination violates a student’s religious creed, unless the request cannot be reasonably accommodated.

Requests to accommodate a student's religious creed by scheduling tests or examinations at alternative times should be submitted directly to the instructor in charge of the course as soon as possible after the test or examination is announced. Students who are unable to reach a satisfactory arrangement with the instructor should consult the head of the unit sponsoring the course. If the unit head feels that the request cannot be reasonably accommodated, the unit head should consult with the Dean of Graduate Studies or the Dean of Undergraduate Education as appropriate.

Accommodations for Disability

Students with documented disabilities that require examination modifications will be accommodated in compliance with state and federal laws. Reasonable accommodations will be made based on recommendations from the Disability Resource Center.

Four-column chart of the spring 2019 final exam schedule. The first column lists the days a class meets; the second column lists the start time for the class; the third column lists the exam date; and the fourth column lists the time of the exam.

Spring 2019 Final Examination Schedule

Class

Start

Exam Date

Exam Times

MWF

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, June 11 8:00–11:00 a.m.

MWF

9:20 a.m.

Monday, June 10 8:00–11:00 a.m.

MWF

10:40 a.m.

Wednesday, June 12

 4:00–7:00 p.m.

MWF

12:00 p.m.

Monday, June 10 4:00–7:00 p.m.

MWF

1:20 p.m.

Thursday, June 13 8:00–11:00 a.m.

MWF

2:40 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12 8:00–11:00 a.m.

MWF

4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 11 7:30–10:30 p.m.

MW

5:20 p.m.

Thursday, June 13 4:00–7:00 p.m.

MW

7:10 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12 7:30–10:30 p.m.
       

TuTh

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, June 11 4:00–7:00 p.m.

TuTh

9:50 a.m.

Monday, June 10 12:00–3:00 p.m.

TuTh

11:40 a.m.

Tuesday, June 11 12:00–3:00 p.m.

TuTh

1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12 12:00–3:00 p.m.

TuTh

3:20 p.m.

Thursday, June 13 12:00–3:00 p.m.

TuTh

5:20 p.m.

Monday, June 10 7:30–10:30 p.m.

TuTh

7:10 p.m.

Thursday, June 13 7:30–10:30 p.m.
       
Non-Standard 1* Wednesday, June 12

7:30–10:30 p.m.

Non-Standard 2**

Thursday, June 13

7:30–10:30 p.m.

*Non-Standard 1: classes which have their first meeting M or W or F and do not begin at 8:00 a.m., 9:20 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:20 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:20 p.m.

**Non-Standard 2: classes which have their first meeting T or Th and do not begin at 8:00 a.m., 9:50 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 5:20 p.m.

 

Six-column chart of the spring 2019 final exam schedule by time block. The first column lists the exam day and time; the second column lists exams to be given on Monday, Dec. 10; the third, exams to be given on Tuesday, Dec. 11; the fourth, exams on Wednesday, Dec. 12; the fifth, exams on Thursday, Dec. 13; and the sixth, exams on Friday, Dec. 14. (There are four days of finals in sprinq quarter and five days in fall and winter quarters.)

Spring 2019 Final Exam Schedule by Time Block

Exam Day/
Exam Time

Monday,
June 10

Tuesday,
June 11

Wednesday,
June 12

Thursday,
June 13

Exam Period
8:00–11:00 a.m.

Mon, Wed, Fri
9:20 a.m.

Mon, Wed, Fri
8:00 a.m. 

Mon, Wed, Fri
2:40 p.m.
Mon, Wed, Fri
1:20 p.m.

Exam Period
12:00–3:00 p.m.

Tues, Thur
9:50 a.m.
Tues, Thur
11:40 a.m.
Tues, Thur
1:30 p.m.

Tues, Thur
3:20 p.m. 

Exam Period
4:00–7:00 p.m.

Mon, Wed, Fri
12:00 p.m.
Tues, Thur
8:00 a.m.
Mon, Wed, Fri
10:40 a.m.

Mon, Wed
5:20 p.m. 

Exam Period
7:30–10:30 p.m.

Tues, Thur
5:20 p.m.
Mon, Wed, Fri
4:00 p.m.
MW 7:10 p.m., and
Non-Standard 1

TTH 7:10 p.m., and
Non-Standard 2

 

Four-column chart of the fall 2019 final exam schedule. The first column lists the days a class meets; the second column lists the start time for the class; the third column lists the exam date; and the fourth column lists the time of the exam.

Fall 2019 Final Examination Schedule

Class

Start

Exam Date

Exam Times

MWF

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 10 4:00–7:00 p.m.

MWF

9:20 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 09 12:00–3:00 p.m.

MWF

10:40 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 13

8:00–11:00 a.m.

MWF

12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 10 8:00–11:00 a.m.

MWF

1:20 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 09 8:00–11:00 a.m.

MWF

2:40 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 12 8:00–11:00 a.m.

MWF

4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 11 4:00–7:00 p.m.

MW

5:20 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 12 4:00–7:00 p.m.

MW

7:10 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 09 7:30–10:30 p.m.
       

TuTh

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 11 12:00–3:00 p.m.

TuTh

9:50 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 10 12:00–3:00 p.m.

TuTh

11:40 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 11 8:00–11:00 a.m.

TuTh

1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 12 12:00–3:00 p.m.

TuTh

3:20 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 09 4:00–7:00 p.m.

TuTh

5:20 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 10 7:30–10:30 p.m.

TuTh

7:10 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 11 7:30–10:30 p.m.
       
Non-Standard 1* Friday, Dec. 13

12:00–3:00 p.m.

Non-Standard 2**

Thursday, Dec. 12

7:30–10:30 p.m.

*Non-Standard 1: classes which have their first meeting M or W or F and do not begin at 8:00 a.m., 9:20 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:20 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:20 p.m.

**Non-Standard 2: classes which have their first meeting T or Th and do not begin at 8:00 a.m., 9:50 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 5:20 p.m.

 

Six-column chart of the fall 2019 final exam schedule by time block. The first column lists the exam day and time; the second column lists exams to be given on Monday, March 18; the third, exams to be given on Tuesday, March 19; the fourth, exams on Wednesday, March 20; the fifth, exams on Thursday, March 21; and the sixth, exams on Friday, March 22. (There are four days of finals in sprinq quarter and five days in fall and winter quarters.)

Fall 2019 Final Exam Schedule by Time Block

Exam Day/
Exam Time

Monday,
December
9

Tuesday,
December 10

Wednesday,
December
11

Thursday,
December
12

Friday,
December 13

Exam Period
8:00–11:00 a.m.

Mon, Wed, Fri
1:20 p.m.

Mon, Wed, Fri
12:00 p.m. 

Tues, Thur
11:40 a.m.
Mon, Wed, Fri
2:40 p.m.
Mon, Wed, Fri
10:40 a.m.

Exam Period
12:00–3:00 p.m.

Mon, Wed, Fri
9:20 a.m.
Tues, Thur
9:50 a.m.
Tues, Thur
8:00 a.m.

Tues, Thur
1:30 p.m. 

Non-Standard 1

Exam Period
4:00–7:00 p.m.

Tues, Thur
3:20 p.m.
Mon, Wed, Fri
8:00 a.m.
Mon, Wed, Fri
4:00 p.m. 

Mon, Wed
5:20 p.m. 

 

Exam Period
7:30–10:30 p.m.

Mon, Wed,
7:10 p.m.
Tues, Thur
5:20 p.m.
Tues, Thur
7:10 p.m.

Non-Standard 2 

 

 

Revised: 08/15/19