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Final Exam Schedule

May 4-9, 2020

The Office of the Registrar determines the Final Exam Schedule based on final student registration data and therefore begins scheduling final exams after the add/drop classes deadline for the semester. The Office of the Registrar schedules final exams with the goal of minimizing the number of student exam conflicts and the number of students with three or more exams on the same day.

The Spring 2020 Final Exam Schedule will be released on Wednesday, February 5. Faculty who wish to have a common final exam meeting day and time for multiple classes or who will not be administering a final exam should email by Friday, January 24.

IMPORTANT: Room Assignments
The Office of the Registrar assigns the regular meeting classroom for all final exams. If a room conflict occurs, then the final exam will be assigned to a different classroom. Please review the final exam schedule to see where the final exam will take place.

Please Note: Students should refer to their syllabus and confirm with their instructor(s) the details regarding final exams as they are subject to change. Students and their instructors are expected to meet at the designated time and location during finals week for exams or presentations. Regular class sessions are not to be held during the week of final exams. Final exams are not to be administered prior to the published date and time for the course.

Exams at Mies Campus and Rice Campus

Exams are two hours long and are scheduled in one of the following exam blocks:

Exam Block Time Period
1 8-10 a.m.
2 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
3 2-4 p.m.
4 5-7 p.m.
5 7:30-9:30 p.m.

These are the only exam blocks in which final exams will be scheduled.

  • Exams for daytime classes (classes that end before 5 p.m.) are scheduled in the exam week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday in exam block 1, 2, or 3.

  • Exams for evening classes (classes that begin at 5 p.m. or later) are scheduled in the exam week on the same day that the class began meeting in exam block 4 (for classes that begin at 5 p.m.) or exam block 5 (for classes that begin at 6:25 p.m. or 7:50 p.m.).

  • Generally, labs, seminars, independent studies, and research classes do not have a final exam.

Final Exam Conflicts

  • Online Exam Conflict: Students who are taking online courses may elect to take the final exam on campus with the on-campus section. Students who have exam conflicts between the online exam and an on-campus exam must contact Charles Scott, student service manager for the Office of Digital Learning, at to arrange to take the online final exam with a proctor at another time.

  • On-campus Exam Conflict: Students who have an exam conflict between two or more on-campus sections are to contact the instructors of the courses to arrange to take one of the final exams at another time. If the exam conflict is not resolved, then students may email and Stephanie Glover will assist you and your instructors in resolving the exam conflict.

  • Three or More Exams on Same Day: Students who have three or more exams on the same day may request relief by contacting the instructors of the courses to request one of the exams be rescheduled to a different day. If the issue is not resolved, then students may contact and Stephanie Glover will assist you and your instructors in making special arrangements for you to take one of the exams on a different day.

Exams at Downtown Campus

This information does not apply to exams for IPMM and LAW courses.

Final exams for courses taught at Downtown Campus will be held on the same day and time as the regular class during finals week.

Instructors: If you need to change the day/time of a final exam or need another classroom at Downtown Campus, please email with your request.