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Alert: Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Ryerson University will be shifting to an essential services model on our campus. To view information about this and other important school-wide updates, please visit the Ryerson COVID-19 page. If you are a current student and would like to reach us at the ServiceHub, please visit our ServiceHub Contact page.

Final Exams

Next Examination Period: Monday, April 13 to Saturday, April 25, 2020

Please note: The university is suspending in-person exams, and shifting all exams to virtual and other alternative formats. Please check D2L and watch for emails from your department or instructor.

Below you will find important information to help set you up for success.

Remember that taking care of your physical and mental well-being leads to more effective studying and thinking. There are a number of support options and resources available for you on-campus via Take Care RU.

Good luck with your exams!

Exam Schedule

Look carefully at the Examination Schedule to ensure that you have no conflicts in scheduling (two final exams at the same time) or an overload (three final exams on the same day, or three consecutive exam sessions e.g. afternoon, evening, and next morning, including The Chang School exams). If you have a conflict or overload, let your program department or school know immediately. The deadline to notify your program department or school is Friday, March 20, 2020 at 4:30 p.m..

Important notes:

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

Chang School exams are usually held during the last evening of class. Check your course syllabus or with your instructor to confirm.

Undergraduate and graduate exams are usually scheduled from:

  • 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

However, exceptions exist. Contact your department to confirm.

Academic Integrity and Conduct

Any behaviour that undermines the University's ability to evaluate fairly students' academic achievements, or any behaviour that a student knew, or reasonably ought to have known, could gain them or others unearned academic advantage or benefit, counts as academic misconduct (Policy 60: Academic Integrity). The range of penalties include a grade reduction, up to and including a zero on the exam, an “F” in the course and/or suspension/withdrawal/expulsion from the University. All findings of academic misconduct will include a Disciplinary Notation on your internal academic record. You are responsible for being familiar with the Academic Integrity PolicyPDF. For more information, please visit the Academic Integrity Office website.

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

Students Registered at Academic Accommodation Support

For detailed information, including how to book your exam, visit the Test or Exam with Accommodation website

Illness or Personal/Family Emergency

Please see the Student Guide Examinations pageNew window for instructions and links to the forms you need if you miss an exam due to illness or a personal/family emergency.

Evening and Chang School Sections

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

Religious, Aboriginal and Spiritual Observances

For detailed information, see the Human Rights Services websiteNew window.

Coats and Bags

At the Mattamy Athletic Centre and KHW 271 and KHW 073 gyms, you can keep your bag under your desk, your coat on the back of your chair, and wear your hat (baseball hats backwards), subject to discretion and inspection. Your watch must go in your bag.

Your professor may have different rules for exams held in classroom on campus.

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.

Special Locations

Room KHW073 is the Lower Gym in Kerr Hall West. The easiest way to find it is to enter through the northwest corner of the Quad and go downstairs.

Room KHW271 is the Upper Gym in Kerr Hall West. The easiest way to find it is to enter through the Quad using the double diamond staircase on the west side.

MAC frequently asked questions.

MAC Court is the Coca Cola Court on the 2nd floor of the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

MAC Arena is the Mattamy Home Ice on the 3rd floor of the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

The Study Room is the Blue and Gold Room on the 3rd floor of the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

MAC 4th Floor is all the way up on the top floor of the Mattamy Athletic Centre.


All undergraduate and graduate students MUST display a valid Ryerson OneCard during an exam. Students from The Chang School are not required to have OneCards and may use government issued identification as outlined on the Ryerson OneCard website.

  • Students who do not have the required identification may not be permitted to write the exam. For more details, see the Procedures Section 3 of the Exam PolicyPDF.
  • If it’s during business hours, 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.
  • After business hours, if you have NO identification, it is up to the professor if you can write the exam.  They may allow you to write it conditionally, for example, provided you bring them your ID within 72 hours.
  • If you have lost your OneCard, you can obtain a replacement for a fee:
Exam Procedures and Notes
  • No talking, or any form of communication with other students, unless the instructor or invigilator indicates otherwise, i.e. an oral exam, or to an invigilator or professor
  • Raise your hand to ask a question, use washroom, or request additional supplies from an invigilator or professor
  • Turn off and place all cell phones, watches, personal audio equipment and other electronic devices in your bag
  • Store belongings as directed and do not access the during the exam
  • Put your OneCard or approved identification for Chang School students on the top corner of your desk. (See Policy 135PDF: Final Examinations, Section 8 and Procedures 3)
  • Your may only have your desk: exam materials, writing utensils, a clear plastic water bottle, and aids expressly authorised by your professor
  • No food is permitted during the exam, unless as an accommodation. Students must provide notice regarding this accommodation to the instructor at least two weeks before the exam
  • You may not leave the exam room unless accompanied by an invigilator or exam staff if you plan to return to the exam.
  • You are not permitted to remove exam materials, including rough notes, from the exam room
  • You are not permitted to capture the image of exam materials, including rough notes, in the exam room or in an online environment
  • Turn your baseball cap backwards. Remove hats with large brims
  • In the case of an emergency, leave all exam materials on the desk and follow the instructions of the invigilator
Commuter Hostel

If you are a commuter student looking for short-term accommodations on campus, the Commuter Hostel located in the International Living and Learning Centre (ILLC) may be a great option for you.

Undergraduate and Graduate Classes

If an examination is cancelled and rescheduled, please visit or call our main phone line at 416-979-5000 to find out the new time and location.

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 proceduresPDF, including presentation of photo identification, academic integrity standards, and the Student Code of Conduct.

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), usually by the following business day, the information will be added to the Chang School websiteNew window. If the information does not appear by the next business day, students may contact the Chang School general telephone number at 416-979-5035.

For more information regarding Chang School exam disruptions please see Procedures for Handing Disruptions to Mid-Term or Final ExamsNew window.