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Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of August 5, 2020,
for an entirely remote fall 2020 semester.

Final Exams

Final Examinations (those covering the work of the entire semester) must be administered during the final exam period at the end of the semester. They may not be given during the last week of classes or during the pre-examination study period.

Pre-examination Study Period

The pre-examination study period, between the end of classes and the beginning of final examinations, is set aside for students to prepare for exams. Therefore, the college does not schedule social, academic or cultural activities during this time. Deadlines for papers, take-home exams or other course work cannot be set during the pre-exam study period.

Scheduled Exams

Fall 2020 semester: December 14-17, 2020 via remote delivery

Scheduled examinations are given in courses when slides, dictation or listening comprehension are required. Such examinations are administered during the regular examination period at the end of the semester and may be taken only at the scheduled time. The schedule is prepared by the registrar and the exam is administered by the instructor.

Self-Scheduled Exams

Fall 2020: December 14-17, 2020 via remote delivery

Students may start the exam at any of the time listed in the schedule below but must allow enough time to complete the exam before the listed ending time for the session. Students are still limited to 2 hours and 20 minutes (including travel time) to complete an exam. All exams must be returned by 5:30pm on the first three days, or 2:00pm on the last day. Students who check-out exams after 3:10pm on the first three days, or 11:40am on the last day will only have the remaining time in the exam period to complete their exam.

Exams are picked up at in Seelye 110 after showing a picture ID and must be returned to the same room by the return time indicated on the exam. Exams must be written in designated classrooms in Seelye Hall. Please see the link below of sanctioned classrooms for exams, per the Honor Board.

Track your time. The time you pick up your exam and return it will be recorded, but you are responsible for monitoring your time and finishing within the time limit.

Faculty Use Only:

Take-Home Exams

Take-home exams are administered by the instructor. All take-home examinations are "open book" with no restriction on writing time except for the submission deadline set by the instructor. Take-home exams may be distributed to students at any time but the deadline for submission cannot be during the pre-examination study period or after the last day of the examination period.

All take-home examinations will be accompanied by examination guidelines. Both the deadline and the place or method of delivery must be specified on the take-home examination and in the guidelines. A sample guidelines sheet is shown in Appendix G of the Faculty Code.