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Exam Procedure and Classrooms

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Fall examination procedure
Winter examination procedure
Spring examination procedure

Scheduling evening exams

Final examinations are given in classrooms designated by departments as outlined below. Any faculty wishing to offer a final exam in a classroom outside of their department's assigned room(s), must contact, well in advance, the department listed below to schedule the exception. Please note the specific requirements concerning science classrooms at the bottom of this page.
If special physical arrangements require the entire class to be present at the same time, an instructor may request the University Registrar, at least one month in advance of the beginning of the examination period, to schedule an examination for a specific period. The University Registrar may suggest a change if scheduled examinations cause any students a conflict in the exam schedule.

To reserve a classroom space during exam week, please follow these steps:

  1. If your academic department has assigned exam classrooms (see below) then schedule into one of those and use appropriate signage to indicate the special use. Coordinate with another department if a space is shared.
  2. Check the availability for spaces not listed below and schedule through Outlook or the W&L Scheduling system (e.g., Commons 345, Hillel rooms, Mason Taylor New room).
(in priority order)
Accounting Huntley Hall
Art & Art History
Wilson Hall 2017, 2018
Biology Parmly 307, Howe 406
Business Administration
Huntley Hall
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Science Addition 214, 114
Classics Robinson 302
Computer Science Parmly 413, 405
Dean of the College Mattingly 101, Washington 115
East Asian Languages & Literatures Tucker 405, 406B; East Asian Language Center 2, 11
Economics Huntley Hall
Education Newcomb Hall
English Payne Hall
Geology Science Addition G22, G23, 118, 122, 218, 228
German & Russian Tucker 405, 406B
History Newcomb Hall
Journalism & Mass Communications Reid 203, 209, 314, 315
Mathematics Robinson Hall
Music Wilson Hall 2010, 2020
Philosophy Early-Fielding 109, 114, 200, 205
Physical Education Doremus Gymnasium
Physics & Engineering Science Addition 102, Howe Hall
Politics Huntley Hall
Psychology Science Addition G14, G16
Religion Early-Fielding 109, 114, 200, 205
Romance Languages Tucker 318, 401, 402, 404, 406B; Parmly 306; SciA 114
Sociology & Anthropology Newcomb Hall
Theater, Dance, & Film Studies
Lenfest Center
University Registrar original
1978; revised 1983; 1987; 1990; 1996; 1997; 1998; 1999; 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, Oct 2010, Nov 2011. Oct 2013, Oct 2014
(in priority order)
Biology has exclusive use of Parmly 307, 315 and their Howe Hall labs.
Chemistry has exclusive use of Science Addition 214, and may use 114 (which might have some Romance languages overflow).
Computer Science has exclusive use of Parmly 413, 405, 407.
Geology has exclusive use of Science Addition G22, G23, 118, 122, 218, 228.
Physics/Engineering has exclusive use of Science Addition 102 and their Howe Hall labs.
Psychology has exclusive use of Science Addition G14 and G16.
Romance languages has exclusive use of Tucker 318, 401, 402, 404, and Parmly 306. Science Addition 114 (chemistry) should be used last in case of overflow.
If you need to ensure no other use for a particular time, please communicate with the department you share a room with and post a sign or two outside that room for that time period.
original October 4, 2001, revised Dec 3, 2003, revised Dec 3, 2004; revised Nov 29, 2006; Dec 1, 2007