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Exam Schedule

Next Examination Period:
April 18 - 30, 2016

Important notes:

  • Pulling fire alarms or falsely notifying bomb threats will result in the severest penalties allowed under the Academic Integrity Policy.

  • You are responsible for ensuring you are in the right place at the right time to write your examination ("exam").  Check the exam schedule regularly for any changes.  The latest updates and revisions to the Examination Schedule will be posted here. Before the exam period, please read the Examination Policy.

Look carefully at the Examination Schedule to ensure there are no scheduling conflicts (i.e., more than one exam scheduled at the same time).  Should you discover a time conflict in your exam schedule, report it immediately to your program department and your instructors for resolution. The deadline to meet with your professors is March 18, 2016.

Exam Times:

April 18 - 22, the examination periods are:

8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
12 p.m. (noon) - 2 p.m.
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. and
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturdays, April 23 and 30, the exam periods are:

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

All other examination periods are:

8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. and
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Exams are only weeks away! And while you've got studying in the bag, here’s a few more things to keep in mind to get you there, on time, with all you need to ace those exams.

Where are my exams?

Some exams are written on campus, but most are written in the South Building, Hall D, at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, located at, 222 Bremner Blvd. It can be tricky to get to – this map can help you out.  You can also follow the MTCC signs from Union Station to the Skywalk.

The MTCC is about a 15 minute walk from Union station. If you are coming from campus, it will take you around 30 minutes to get there by TTC. There is paid parking on site.

When should I get there?

No matter where you write your exams, you should plan to be there 30 minutes ahead of time. If you arrive more than 30 minutes after the scheduled start time, you will not be permitted into the exam.

Accessibility – The MTCC is fully accessible. Full info on parking, elevator and washroom access and detailed floor plans can be found on the MTCC's Accessibility and Services page.

What should I bring?

Unless your professor has specifically identified tools or aids you can use in your exam, all that is allowed on your desk is the exam itself, your writing utensils and your OneCard - which you MUST have with you to write your exam.

If you have lost or misplaced your OneCard, a government issued photo ID, such as driver’s license, health card, or passport can get you into your exam.

So, what do I do with my stuff?

You will be provided a sealable security bag in which you will place all of your electronics and personal devices ( ie. cell phones, laptops, tablets, iwatches). Once the bag is sealed you be asked to place it under your chair until you are done writing your exam.

All other items, like your coat and backpack, can be safely stored at the coat check at the MTCC. The coat check will cost you $1.

The University is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Where do I go between exams?

There is a student lounge at the MTCC on level 600. Ryerson students are welcome to study, read or spend time there between exams. Food and drink is permitted in the lounge.

What if I need help, or more time to write my exam?

If you require any accommodations in writing your exams, the team at Academic Accommodation Support can assist you.

Have more questions? Check out the info below for further details on exam protocol, academic integrity and more.

Academic Integrity and Conduct

All forms of academic dishonesty are considered serious offences within the University community and if you commit such an offence you may face a range of penalties including a failure in the course, a disciplinary notice on your academic record/transcript, a disciplinary suspension, withdrawal, or expulsion from the University.  It is important that you read and understand the Academic Integrity Policy.

Rules for proper conduct in exams, and penalties for misconduct are listed in the Examination Policy, Academic Integrity policy, and the Student Code of Non-Academic Conduct. It is your responsibility to read and understand them. See below for specific exam procedures.

Students Registered at Academic Accommodation Support

You must submit your final examination accommodation requests before the start of the final examination period. For detailed information, including how to book your exam, visit the Test or Exam with Accommodation website. The final date to book an exam is Friday, November 6, 2015 at 4:30 pm.

Illness or Personal/Family Emergency

If you are unable to write an exam due to illness or a personal/family emergency, you must notify your instructor and your program department by telephone or e-mail as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours from the start of the exam. You must provide your instructor and your program department with a completed Student Medical Certificate within 72 hours from the start of the missed exam. Have your physician complete the form in as much detail as possible and then provide the completed form to your instructor and your program department.

Evening Sections

If you are enrolled in any evening sections (701E, 711E, etc.) and the class is not listed on this Examination Schedule, you should confirm the exam date, time and room with your instructor.

Coat and Bag Check

A free coat and bag check where you can leave your belongings is available in KHN1C (Ryerson Theater Coat Check).

The University takes reasonable steps to minimize the risk of students' personal items being lost or stolen; however, we cannot guarantee that no loss will occur and are not responsible if it happens despite those reasonable steps. Students are advised to take advantage of the measures available to them to safeguard their belongings, such as the coat-check and plastic security bags.

Special Locations
  • Kerr Hall West Gyms
    Room KHW073 is the Lower Gym in Kerr Hall West.
    Room GYM is the Upper Gym in Kerr Hall West.
    A free coat and bag check is located in KHN1C, at the Ryerson Theater Coat Check, in Kerr Hall North.
  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)
    Some large courses hold exams in the MTCC, South Building, Hall D, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto.
  • The MTCC is approximately a 15 minute walk from Union Station; you can walk indoors using the PATH-Skywalk. Paid parking is also available.
  • Important: Arrive 30 minutes early to ensure you have time to locate your assigned seat number and secure your belongings. Up to 2000 students may be writing an exam at the same time.
  • A $1 coat and bag check where you can leave your belongings is available at the MTCC. Plastic bags will be provided for electronic devices and wallets, etc. The bags must be sealed, placed under your chair, and returned at the end of the exam.
  • You must present your Ryerson Photo ID OneCard at all exams
  • If you do not have your OneCard the day of your exam, you must get a free, temporary ID card from the OneCard Office, Room JOR-02, lower ground floor, Jorgenson Hall.  This temporary ID is good for one day only, or over the weekend if obtained on a Friday.
  • If you have lost your OneCard, you can obtain a replacement for a fee.
Exam Procedures and Notes
  • You must be enrolled in the course to write the exam

  • You may not enter the exam more than 30 minutes after it has begun, leave the exam within the first 30 minutes, or leave the exam within the last 15 minutes

  • Maintain all academic integrity standards during an exam

  • Turn off and place all cell phones, personal audio equipment and other electronic devices in security bags

    • At the MTCC, KHW073 and Upper Gym, plastic bags will be provided for electronic devices and wallets, etc. The bags must be sealed, placed under your chair, and returned at the end of the exam.

    • Plastic security bags for wallets and electronic devices are available on campus in the foyer of the following six buildings: SHE, ENG, VIC, TRSM, KHE (first floor), and at the coat check in KHN1C. Bags are to be sealed and placed under your chair.

  • Place all backpacks and other personal belongings in a designated area in the room, or use the free KHN1C coat check. No personal belongings, other than those in the security bag, can be brought to your desk

  • You may only have materials on the desk that are designated by the instructor, such as pens, pencils, or in some cases, formula sheets and calculators. No pencil cases are permitted on the desks

  • Place your OneCard student ID on the upper right hand corner of the desk

  • Remove your hat while writing the exam, unless required by religious observance

  • No food is permitted during the exam, unless medically required.  You may bring water in a transparent plastic bottle without labels

  • Conduct the exam in silence, except to speak to an invigilator or professor

  • Raise your hand to ask a question, use washroom, or request additional supplies from an invigilator or professor

  • In the case of an emergency, leave all exam materials on the desk and follow the instructions of the invigilator
Undergraduate and Graduate Classes
  • An examination session refers to a single time slot, such as Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • An exam date refers to an entire day of exams (4 time slots: 8 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.)
  1. In the event of a single examination session cancellation, the exam will be re-scheduled the following evening (or two evenings, if required) in the gymnasium.
  2. A fire alarm normally results in immediate evacuation of the building. The invigilator, in consultation with the course instructor or coordinator, is responsible for making the determination whether the exam can be re-started, or whether a make-up must be scheduled.

    It is the instructor's/invigilator's responsibility to make an announcement at the beginning of the exam regarding procedures to be followed in the event of a fire alarm or exam disruption.
  3. If an exam does not continue after an evacuation, students may confirm the revised time, date and location on RAMSS or the Ryerson main telephone number at 416-979-5000, and follow instructions for Re-Scheduled Exam Information.
  4. If a make-up exam is required, it will normally be scheduled the evening of the following day, or if necessary, the evening of the second following day, in the gym. If space in the gym is insufficient, alternate arrangements will be made.

    If the exam is on the last examination date, it may be necessary to re-schedule the exam after the end of the semester. As noted above, when make-up exams are scheduled, the revised time, date and location will be included on RAMSS and the designated telephone line.
  5. As noted above, the University will provide students with timely information on any exams that are rescheduled. Information on revised times, dates and locations for exams which must be rescheduled will be available on RAMSS as well as through the main Ryerson telephone number at 416-979-5000.
The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education Classes

Final examinations for courses offered through The Chang School are held in the last class of the semester in the regularly scheduled classroom. Chang School students are expected to be familiar with and comply with all Ryerson University examination policies and procedures, including presentation of photo identification, academic integrity standards, and the Student Code of Conduct.

  1. Alternate Locations and Dates:
    In the event of a disruption of a final exam, The Chang School will have assigned each class either:
  2. an alternate exam location where students will complete the interrupted exam. However, if the instructor determines that a new exam must be written, students will be advised to return on an alternate exam date.


    an alternate exam date when students will return to a designated classroom to write a new exam. This alternate exam date is necessary because, in the event of a disruption, it is not possible to relocate all exams being written on that night.

  3. Procedures for Disruption of a Chang School Exam that has Commenced:
    Exams may be disrupted by one of the following events and Instructors/invigilators should refer to the appropriate evacuation procedures:
    • fire alarm: A fire alarm results in immediate evacuation of the building. If Security determines that the alarm is false, students and instructors/invigilators may re-enter the building and complete the exam. This disruption may take approximately 10 to 15 minutes. If Security advises that the building cannot be re-entered after a fire alarm, students will be advised to either go immediately to the assigned alternate exam location to complete the exam or return on the assigned alternate exam date to write a new exam.
    • building evacuation: In the event it becomes necessary to evacuate a building, Security will go from room to room advising instructors/invigilators to evacuate. The instructor/invigilator will either advise students to go immediately to the assigned alternate exam location to complete the exam or return on the assigned alternate exam date to write a new exam. This relocation may take approximately 30 to 45 minutes.  
  4. Communication to Students:
    If information regarding a re-scheduled exam is not available at the time of a building evacuation, as soon as the information is available from the Chang School regarding the rescheduling of the exam session (day, date, time, room), probably by the following business day, the information will be added to the Chang School website,  If the information does not appear by the next business day, students may contact the Chang School general telephone number at 416-979-5035.