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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.


Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law Final Exam Periods

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 to Saturday, December 19, 2020
(Saturdays and Sundays included)

Monday, April 19, 2021 to Saturday, May 1, 2021
(Saturdays and Sundays included)

Law students should check with their department regarding assessments.

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 learning. There are a number of virtual support options available.

  • Note the schedule only lists exams that start at a specific time. Final assessments that are completed over a longer, more flexible, time frame are not listed.
  • You can find frequently asked questions about classes, exams and research on the Students COVID-19 Information and Updates website.
  • Ryerson's Academic Integrity policy applies to online assessments. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with these policies. Please consult the Academic Integrity Office (AIO) website, as well as Policy 60: Academic IntegrityPDF. If you are unsure how these policies apply to your exam, please contact your Professor, or the AIO at as soon as possible.
  • It is your responsibility for ensuring you are aware of the format and timing of your assessment. Please check your course outline, D2L course shell or with your instructor.

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.

Conflicts and Overloads

See the Student Guide for more information about Conflicts and Overloads.

Note: The deadline to notify your department is Friday, November 13, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.


If you have issues logging in to D2L, contact the CCS Help Desk.

If you have any issues during the exam (for example, accessing or submitting the exam), contact your professor.

Chang School exams are supported by

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.

Chang SchoolNew window mid-term assessments will be listed in your course outline; final exams are usually held during the last class.

Exam Procedures

Check with your instructor for any specific online exam procedures, special formats, or approved aids.



Note: Identification requirements have changed temporarily while we are in a remote environment.

  • Use your Ryerson OneCard to identify yourself, if you have one.
  • As an exception to exam policy, while we are in a remote environment and OneCards are not being regularly issued, if you do not have a OneCard, government-issued ID can be used, showing only your photo and name (you can cover all other information on the card). Acceptable identification can be found on the OneCard Office website.
Mid-Term Exams

Check your course outline, D2L course shell, or with your instructor for details about your assessments, including any assignments or exams.

Missed Examinations

See the Student Guide Examinations pageNew window regarding academic consideration requests if you miss an exam due to extenuating circumstances.

For winter 2020, you can find more information on the Student FAQs website.

Online Exams and Virtual Proctoring

Writing your first online exam can be a new experience, but a few simple steps before the exam can help set you up for success.

If you have concerns, check the Student FAQs and raise your concerns with your instructor as soon as possible.

Here is a checklist of things you can do in advance of online exams:

  • Check your computer is working and can access the internet.
  • Check your browser is functioning correctly. For exams delivered in D2L, visit the "Check your system" page
  • Make sure you can log on to my.ryerson.caNew window and access your course shell in D2L. You should know:
    • your Ryerson username and password
    • your two factor authentication is working
    • which course shell you will be using for the exam

Virtual Proctoring

Religious, Aboriginal and Spiritual Observances

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

Students Registered at Academic Accommodation Support
Take a Practice D2L Quiz

Want to try a practice quiz on D2L Brightspace? Or maybe just test your knowledge about cats and look at pictures of kittens?

You can enrol yourself into a sample course, and take a quiz that will definitely not count towards your GPA!

To "Discover" the sample course:

  1. Log in to D2L Brightspace
  2. From the homepage, click "Tools" in the top menu bar, then select "Discover" from the dropdown menu
  3. Click on "Brightspace sample course"
  4. Review the Course Description and click the "Enrol in Course" to enrol.
  5. To access the course: either click the "Open Course" button on this page, OR go to your D2L Brightspace homepage, where the course will be listed under "My Courses"
  6. You can find the link to the quiz from the Content area, or the Assessment > Quizzes area. The quiz has the different question types

To Un-enrol from the sample course:

  1. Log in to D2L Brightspace
  2. From the homepage, click "Tools" in the top menu bar, then select "Discover" from the dropdown menu
  3. Click on "Brightspace sample course"
  4. Next to the "Open Course" button, click the icon with three dots ("...")
  5. Click "Unenrol". The course will be removed from your account
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. All exams will be online for fall 2020. 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.